March is Craft Month. What’s your favorite craft? I have so many to choose from, but I think my crafting started with scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is one of my favorite all time crafts. While it can be intimidating and sounds like a big commitment, it does not have to be as complex as it may appear. When I was a Maid of Honor, I gifted the bride a scrapbook which was comprised of pages made by those most important to her (family, friends, and colleagues). Fifteen years later, this is one of her most favorite keepsake items. The only rule was that each page/ sheet was on a 12×12 sheet (that’s the standard scrapbook size). I was amazed by what people made.
Make your paper and stamps stand out more by giving the background a mottled look using watercolor paints and salt. This technique is fun to do for any theme or card style, but using it with your favorite Halloween stamps gives them an extra scary look. It’s easy to create so if you have a lot of party invitations to send it won’t take you long and the time will fly by as you’re having fun.
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again and school is just around the corner. It won’t be long and you will be taking and receiving school pictures. You can be ready to scrap all of those wonderful smiling faces with this cute layout that can be used to capture the special memories of the first day, the first year or the class photos. This layout can be created ahead of time so all you need to do is add the pictures and journaling.
Q: I’m bad at fussy cutting. Do you have any suggestions?
A: First of all, the old saying of practice makes perfect is a good tip for fussy cutting. A good pair of scissors with a narrow tip is also the key. Many people like to use the smaller tips that come on embroidery scissors to help with the cutting.
You have your favorite pictures, mementos from the celebration, thoughts about the day and so much more, but what do you do with all of them? This mini album is perfect to keep all of those treasures safe while you share them. Its small size is easy to store or take a long wherever you go.
Who doesn’t love embellishments? Whenever I finish a big project like creating a scrapbook album gift for Mother’s Day or one of my niece’s first year albums I like to take a break from involved projects and just make embellishments for fun and of course to have ready for future projects. For this last week of May I’d like to share some favorite scrappy embellishment tutorials I’ve been following.
Gather those leftover scraps of pretty paper, varied buttons and rhinestones/sequins floating around in your scrapbooking drawer to make some unforgettable scrappy embellishments!
We’ve all seen them. Interactive window cards are a lot of fun to receive. Now you can make your layouts interactive, too. Double the fun of looking at your scrapped photos by creating this interactive window that will not only showcase that wonderful picture, but can tell about it, too.