Decorate a shopping bag. I thought a shopping bag was cute and decided it would make the perfect background for my photos about a trip to Color Me Mine. I really liked the colors and decided to leave the store name visible for my title. The green and teal papers to the right are packaging from Prima flowers which I decided to use as photo mats.
Lose the cardstock. I love this bag as a background because I can slip in extra photos, my receipt from the trip and any extra journaling directly inside. The handles make the layout easy to hang if I want to display it and if I want to include it in an album, I can just slide the whole thing into a 12×12 page protector. The bag itself measure 8 inches across, but with the overhanging elements, it is 11 inches across and with the handles, it measures just over 12 inches in height, so there will be a little bit of handle sticking out over my album, but I’m okay with that.
Scrap it up! Instead of using a brand new sheet of patterned paper from Crate Paper’s new Fourteen line, what caught my eye was the green scallop on the manufacturer’s cut off strip. I thought it would be perfect to incorporate into my layout. I added a few old strips of patterned paper, snippets of ribbon and leftover stickers combined with my photos and journaling… and my layout is complete.
Supplies: patterned paper (Echo Park, Crate Paper), product packaging (Prima), stickers (Echo Park), journaling spot (Jillibean Soup), ink (Clearsnap), ribbon, date stamp, bag, felt embellishment, three photos. Layout is approximately 11 x 12″.