Hello scrappy people! Today I have a mini-tutorial
to share with you on how I put together yesterday's
page. It was very simple to do as you will soon see!
I rarely order more than one sheet of the same paper.
It's sometimes difficult for me to see online what the
paper will look like 'in person'. So, often I use this
method to get to use both sides of double-sided paper
without actually purchasing two sheets of the same.
White cardstock is always a winner. A white base is a
sure-fire, no fail way to begin & will also help you attain
that sought-after 'signature' style that I am still striving
for LOL. Ink also kicks things up a notch from drab to
fab. I see it's not as popular with new scrappers these
days but I say add a couple to your cart each shop & see...
I don't buy a lot of masks. They aren't really expensive but
I always think to myself 'how much use will I get out of this
item' (cost per use in other words) so I buy a large (12inch)
or 2 small (6inch) masks per CHA release (twice a year).
You really can use the same one over & over again if you
go for simple background designs like bricks or chicken-wire.
I like to leave at least an inch or two of white (or background
colour) showing. White space is as important as busy space
& a cluttered look is off-putting. I enjoy filling up my layouts
but still use the 'If in doubt leave it out' ethos if I am unsure
whether to add something to my page or not.
Who says you can't use 10 photos on a page? Don't look
cluttered to me...!!! Obvies keep them smallish - these
are 4 x 6 cm so similar to Instax size though you could
probably only do 8 of those as they're a bit bigger...
6. Hand-journal around the edge of your page (within the
frame as I have done). Use one of your shape punches to
add some very economical embellishments then strategically
place some stickers around your page & cut up some die-cuts
to place around the edges of your centre area. I cut my
punched strip the whole length of the page so I added
another couple of bits to 2 more places on my layout.
7. Add your title vertically down your punched strip.
Add some bling to your butterflies & some buttons
and twine if desired (for dimensional scrappers like me).
Hope you enjoyed my Build-a-Page tutorial!
Have a great week!!