Double-sided scrapbooking. I used both sides of the patterned paper. The first page of the album includes an admissions ticket to the museum. On side two, I used multi-colored alphabet stickers from my stash. I always forget I have them, but I’m making an effort to use the stickers. I’m not super crazy about the colors of all the letters in the set, but I think they go well enough and fit in the space like I wanted the set to do.
Use the zip strip. Look at the bottom of the layouts. You know how many pattern papers have a strip with the UPC bar code and perhaps a bit of pattern that you have to cut off? I’ve seen plenty of people cut off those strips and add them to a layout. I opted to keep the strips on the paper and use the whole piece of paper.
Be eclectic! The Crate Paper “On Trend” collection is from my stash. I really like this collection because it has showed me how much I enjoy adding eclectic things together rather than being so “matchy-matchy.” I plan to branch out and be more eclectic on layouts by matching together very different products from my stash. Plus, using a paper kit collection encourages me to dig into those scraps and use them.
Supplies: patterned paper (Crate Paper), stickers (Crate Paper), gray cardstock, photo corner (Heidi Swapp), alphabet stickers (American Crafts), rhinestone sticker (Glitz), staples, adhesive (Scotch), two photos. Layouts are 12 x 12 1/2″.