Eco-printing is a beautiful way to create wonderful decorative paper from natural items. It creates unique textures and patterns that make great cards, notebook covers, notepaper, art journal accents, and scrape book embellishments. But diving into eco-printing can be a daunting endeavour with a wide range of techniques to learn and supplies needed.
I think I have just about every craft tool I could ever need—I really love crafting! But the one tool I didn’t have in my supply bin was the Crop A Dile Hole Punch and Eyelet Setter from We R Memory Keepers and I don’t know why I waited so long. Yes, it does look like it may be complicated to use, but it’s actually not and I’ve found this too be a tool I’ve been reaching for quite often lately.
With so many memories to document, and so little time, I’ve decided to try a different approach to my scrapbooking—more doing, less thinking. Meaning, I start with a basic design, then just add layers and elements without rearranging so much, just kind of “go with the flow” and let things kind of come together on their own.
Sometimes you just want to say “hi” and tell someone they make you happy. Today’s card is bright and cheerful with a hint of summer thrown in. All with the help of Fiskars’ Life is Sweet stamp set and some Summer Splash paper from Carta Bella.
There is so much to scrapbook during the holiday season and so many products to help you do it! If you’re short on time, but still want to have fun using all the fun supplies you bought, I would recommend trying an 8 ½ by 11 layout. This gives you just enough room to use your products, but on a smaller scale– especially if you just have one picture of a memory you want to capture.
When the candy corn comes out in the stores, Halloween is not far behind. For my project today, I did a 12 x 12 inch layout of the first bag of candy corn of the season. It’s completely gone already of course, but I still have the picture! I used Echo Park’s Bewitched Collection Kit for the entire page except for some older Thickers I had in my drawer for the title.