Recycle. I started this layout by reusing white cardstock from a previous project and flipped it over for a brand new page. You can find bulk 8 1/2 x 11 FSC-certified and recycled cardstock in the office supply section of most big box stores.
Save your paper scraps and get creative. Journaling strips and paper flowers are my top two ways to utilize paper scraps and that’s just what I did on this page. I’m also a big fan of squares, so I designed a unique background from assorted paper scraps, a square punch and stamps.
Turn trash to treasure. What happens when an inexpensive wooden toy airplane breaks? You craft with it! The flower centers were punched from thin wood, formerly known as airplane wings.
Alter. If you plan on investing in embellishments, find ones that are alterable like the corrugated letters from Jillibean Soup that I painted black.
Low on supplies? A great way to add dimension when you’re low on adhesive spacers is to use cardboard as I did behind the photo and title block.
Supplies: paper scraps, FSC-certified white cardstock, corrugated letters (Jillibean Soup), black acrylic paint, punches (square, flower, circle), stamps (flower, butterfly), black ink, cardboard, thin wood, adhesive (glue stick, tabs, Mini Glue Dots), Instagram photo. Layout is 8 1/2 x 10 3/4″.