Saturday, December 27, 2008

Scrapbook Pages from Love You Much Bundle

These are 6"x6" scrapbook pages created using the items in the Love You Much bundle. The stamp with three hearts coordinates with the three hearts punch so you can easily cut out the hearts. The Red page was made by using the punch three times on the red paper and then adhering the striped paper to the back so it shows through. Notice the Top Note die cut on the page at the top left and the On Board cut out letters on the page in the middle on top.

Whether you are an expert scrapper or just want to try something new, these scrapbooking techniques will definitely jump-start your creativity:

1. Stitch your layouts with a sewing machine. With a pencil, draw lines where you want to stitch. Slowly stitch your lines and then simply stop sewing at end of line and secure the thread underneath with adhesive instead of backstitching.

2. Create a shabby chic look with sanding blocks. Gently rub in a circular motion over the card stock to scratch and scruff the surface.

3. Add depth to your layout with inking. Using stamping sponges or sponge daubers, ink the edges of your papers to make them stand out from the background. Neutral brown or black ink will give your layout an "aged" look.

4. Add a little pizzazz with decorative edges and corners. Use a corner rounder, scalloped edge punch or other punches to add interest and zip to your layouts without alot of work.

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