I've been having way too much fun making lined backgrounds with PTI's faux ribbon set lately. Once you use a grid block with this set, it is so easy to make beautifully lined up backgrounds. I also lean towards purchasing lined patterned papers, but I never find the colour combinations that I want.
I really like how Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, and Dark Chocolate go together. I started with the ice cream cone, using these 3 colours. Next, I chose 3 designs from Faux Ribbon and started making my patterned paper. I find that with diagonal stripes little deviations aren't easily picked up on. However, with the grid block you don't get many deviations. That is brown twill on there by the way, I find that my natural lamp + camera settings turn deep browns into an almost blacks. The ice cream cone was stamped with Vintage Cream onto kraft. I found that made a good cone colour.
Stamps: Faux Ribbon, Birthday Basics, Love Songs
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
Paper: White, Raspberry, Summer Sunrise, Chocolate, Kraft
Accessories, etc.: brown twill