Do you scrap primarily by theme? For example, if you have photos from your daughter’s birthday party, do you reach for birthday papers, or do you think, “Oooh, I know just the collection/manufacturer for these!” Or skip all of that and just go off the colors?
I do like my papers to work well with the colors of the pictures. I find it makes the design more cohesive and, frankly, easier to look at. However, first and foremost, I look at my themed supplies to see if any of those will work, THEN I focus on the colors. I very rarely, if ever, think of a specific collection or manufacturer. So for me, I organize primarily by theme; when no theme is present, I sort by color.
I started looking at the calendar year–the seasons and holidays. Then I looked at any broad categories I had left. Several very specific themes got lumped together as they either related, the collections overlapped with multiple themes, or I just didn’t have very much in that category. Here is where I ended up (so far! Theme categories seem constantly subject to change. LOL):
- Winter/New Year’s/Valentine’s Day/Love
- Spring/Easter/St. Pat’s. Summer/Patriotic
- Halloween (I have a lot of this one LOL)
- School/Family Activities/Travel
So, do you scrap by theme? Why or why not? If you do, are your categories similar to mine?
Just wasn’t feeling anything too complicated this year. It is 2020, after all. ;) But I think I came up with some cute Christmas cards that used my stash, were fun to make, and will be fun to receive. <3