Hi Lovely Scrappers! Polly Liana here, with the honor and pleasure of hosting this week's Summer School challenge. As you know, this week's topic in Summer School is paper. Paper is one of the most versatile things we have in our stash but just how versatile is it, really? This is your week to embrace all the gorgeousness that a thin piece of "former digi-tree" can offer. Your challenge is to explore how many different ways you can use paper. Here's what I'm looking for from your layout: 1. Use different papers in at least five different ways. Notice I did not say "use five different papers." We want to challenge you to use paper in at least five different ways. So, blending five papers together to make a background would qualify as one way to use paper. Hope that makes sense! Here are some ideas: * background (of course) * pieces to layer under things * mask/blend them together * clip to alphas, flair, tape, photo mats, elements, etc. * use one of our many templates 2. Please indicate in your post the different ways in which you used the papers. Here's my example: I used the wonderful freebie template from this month's Template challenge (generously provided by Pink Reptile Designs). I also used the kit Water Play by Jacque Larsen and Sahlin Studios. I have used their paper in the following ways: * background * clipped to a mask by Dawn Inskip * layered in the template * clipped to one word of the title * shrunk and added to one of Lynne Marie's Give it Flair pieces (Note: shrinking and flipping is a great way to use the same paper in new ways!) To help you out, our paper shop is a whopping 25% off this week! Here's a link to the shop. Remember, the Lilypad challenge rules apply to this challenge. Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Important: Once you have completed and uploaded your layout to the gallery, come back here to this thread to leave us a link to it. You will find the right link to copy on the right hand side of your page in the gallery, under your avatar. You will see Share this Layout. The link you want is : Share BB Code You have until Sunday, the 24th of July at 11:59 EST to post your page in the gallery and post a link here. From the submitted layouts we will select one lucky recipient of a $5 Lilypad gift card. We will be looking for layouts that use papers in at least 5 various & creative ways and have listed the different ways in the post. Cheers! Can't wait to see your layouts.