Have a scrappy stash? Ever realize that you’re regularly overlooking certain categories of your stash, but aren’t willing to purge those items? Kaleidoscope’s Inspiration Jar to the rescue! I have admired this idea from afar for a long time, and finally got around to making my own version today. There is a picture below, but here is the link, and if you click through, you can make your own, totally-customized-to-reflect-your-stash, version as well!
Integrating Photos & Background Patterned Paper Elements
Hi, guys! How are you? Ann Marie here with a 12×12 scrapbooking layout process video! Today’s video focuses on integrating photos into the background elements of the patterned paper you use. Here is a timestamp if you’d like to skip straight to that part! There’s also written directions here, just below the video.
So, I had this really beautiful paper. It’s got a mixed-media feel, and there’s some really pretty, photo realistic butterflies. My photo overlaps some of those pretty butterflies, and that feels odd to me to just slap a photo over complete elements like these, so I wanted to find a way to integrate them.
I’m going to very lightly draw lines where my photo was going to be and then I’m going to erase where the pencil crosses the top of the butterfly wing, because we are going to put those butterfly wings on top of the photo. I’m going to leave the pencil marks in place on the borders where the edges of the photo and the butterfly wings meet up to help me line the photo up again when I am done cutting into my paper.
All I have to do is place my glass mat underneath my layout and get out my craft knife and very carefully slice around the butterfly wings where they meet up with the photo!
Altering Pre-Made Embellishments
Today I’m sharing a process video of a kid-themed single-page 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook layout! Plus showing how I altered a pre-made chipboard sticker to better match the story in my layout–at the 4:58 mark, below!
Bevy of Beautiful Butterflies!
Hi! Time for Weekly Wrap-up #19, where I share what creative mess I’ve made this week. Today I have an in-progress layout from my mini May Counterfeit kit. What scrappy fun have you gotten into this week? Please share! ❤️ And if you enjoyed this video, please consider subscribing to my channel. Thanks for watching! :)
FREE Printable Story Spots!
Double Page Scrapbooking Sketch
Ugh, sometimes I hate WordPress because it cuts off my images… Grrr. Anyway, hey! I’m here today with a free double 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbooking sketch. Measurements included on the pic, everything is a nice round number. :) Hope you can use it! Here is the video to go with it.
HACK FOR MAKING YOUR SCRAPBOOK TITLES POP
Today’s video is a process video of a 4th of July-themed single-page 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook layout featuring the use of a digital die-cut–and includes a simple, QUICK, idea for helping small titles stand out against a patterned paper background. You can watch the video or check out the idea below the video!
It’s so easy! Just outline your title letters with a fine tip black pen–it’s quick, easy, and you don’t need any extra supplies! It provides an instant shadow effect and effortlessly helps your title pop. Even with little mistakes, the eye will “read” the title and glide right over those. ;)