Scrapbooking with Scraps (Process #1)
If you are anything like me, you are always buying new products. It’s okay. Of course, we all like to have the latest and greatest. However, sometimes you need to put your foot down and say “I have too much! Spending freeze!” Haha. I am dreaming, right? Who can truly refrain? Trust me, it is doable. Anyone can scrapbook with the scraps they have in their stash!
Why focus on my stash?
On the contrary, you do not have to have the trending collections to be a great scrapbooker/crafter. Luckily, all you need is creativity, and the stash you have built. On my blog, my main focus is to show you how easily you can form gorgeous layouts with minimal pieces. Furthermore, let us discuss how I made this layout with pieces of papers from old collections I have in my stash!
Crate Paper “Notes & Things” Paper Pad
Maggie Holmes “Bloom” Paper Pad
Studio Calico “Young At Heart” Kit
For starters, this layout came together pretty fast. Fortunately, I had previously put some layers together that worked perfectly with the photo I am scrapbooking today. These layers consisted primarily of papers from the Crate Paper Notes & Things and Maggie Holmes Bloom collections.
Additionally, I tucked in a few pieces from the Notes & Things collection to balance out my layers, then placed all the layers over two flags also made from scraps of papers in the Notes & Things collection.
Then, I added my signature ink splatters carefully in a diagonal angle (top right to bottom left). Following, with a steady hand, I decided to I stamped out the title using a Studio Calico stamp set. I snipped the title in three sections to add a little quirkiness (playing off the crooked flags I put behind the photo). After that, I drew a not-so-perfect border around the outside of the layout, as well as around all layers surrounding the photo. To make things pop a bit more, I pulled out some green washi, to complement the blues used throughout the layout.
All-in-all, this layout came together pretty quickly. As mentioned earlier, this layout was put together out of nothing but scraps I had lying around. So, shuffle through your scrap bin (or box), and try to piece together a layout.