When I started this blog, I knew it wasn’t going to be a personal blog with personal photos of me or my friends/family. While I do mention them occassionally, or they guest post for me, I try my best to make the focus about the creative things we make and do!
So it feels weird to me to not really share one of the biggest crafting hobbies I have: scrapbooking! Sure, you see lots of my cards on this blog, but I also spend time in my craft room scrapping away to document all the photos I take all year. I’m working to put together a future post of scrapbook pages that I can share, but in the meantime I have a challenge for you!
If you spend the time to scrapbook a beautiful page, why not use the scraps, no matter how small they are, to create a beautiful matching card?
This is a scrapbook layout I made talking about the night we got engaged. It doesn’t have a photo of our faces (as I was in PJS, hair in a bun and my glasses on!), but it still documents the memorable occassion.
This is the Valentine’s Day card I made for D using scraps from this layout! I used even the tiniest pieces of the paper borders in a stacked fashion to create a simple card.
I do not like to use whole sheets of my pretty patterned papers to make handmade cards. I always use scraps!
Here’s a great tip to get decent sized scraps for cards: If you have a really cute patterned paper that you like, and you know you’re going to cover a large chunk of it for your layout, cut out a hole behind where you know your photos and journaling will cover. I did this on the above layout in order to get that large scrap to use for the card. It’s a cheap way to still obtain a piece of that pretty pattern and allow you to use it on something else, like a card!
(supplies: Stickers- Jolee’s Boutique, Punches – Martha Stewart Crafts, Letter Stickers – EK Success, Patterned Paper – Peebles)