Monday, June 08, 2015

Easy layering with scrapbook embellishment packaging!

A great way to get layering on your scrapbook pages is to re-use the paper and cardboard printed packaging that your embellishments come with! 

Way before I was a scrapbooker, I loved all things involving pretty paper. This meant that I'd save bits of packaging if it was pretty, and other little scraps of paper. As a child, I spent many hours "cutting and pasting"... trimming up bits of paper and gluing them to construction paper. So, it's really no surprise that once I started scrapbooking that I continued to save bits of paper! 

I've actually used packaging in a few different pages... like this layout of my cat Delilah has pink striped cardboard from a set of stickers, and this sweet baby page uses photo corners punched from some silver foil from a box of face wash.
I challenged myself to use as many packaging pieces as I could on this page. I started by going through my scrap paper bin and pulled out all of my saved packaging. Once I laid them all out, I decided to pull out similar colours -- for this page, I obviously chose cool colours plus a few neutrals. I trimmed off, flipped over, or otherwise hid any of the printing or company logos. 

Then I just started layering! An ancient scalloped border, a bow-punched scrap, a few tags, and some journalling cards were added in as space and colour necessitated. 

And I **finally** used these amazing aqua foil grungy, distressed letter stickers from Making Memories. These might be the most amazing letter stickers ever. And I only have one sheet. *sigh*

Do you use packaging on your pages? Link me up -- I'd love to see!

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Jill said...

This is brilliant! You're so innovative.

Helena said...

I love the "surprise." That is so cute and sweet. Great page!