Baby Layout

 

IMG_1430.JPGThis is my baby layout. Simple to make. I used a simple clean layout ! It used two of the tags that I posted last week. The frame was already on the picture. I made the hearts and the title background from my Cricut access. The letters were in my stash. Easy, clean and layered.

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The second page of the layout is also clean and easy to make. I simply used the announcement. I layered a simple border made with a border punch. The top was a piece of scrap paper was just cut to fit. Had the title in my stash. Added left over hearts and the little rocking horse.

Clean and simple pages are just as nice as the fancy ones. They put the emphasis on the pictures rather than the decor

Easy To Make Custom Scrapbook Paper

I love buying scrapbook paper is pads. When you do, you get coordinating papers. So it’s easy to use and it’s generally has a theme.

But I also like to take the same paper and add a personal touch. One of my favorite things to do is to add glitter glue to my pages. Flowers especially adapt to this technique. The little bottles called Stickles have a nice small nozzle. So you can take it and apply it to your paper. If you use glitter glue, make sure to give it enough time to allow it to dry before you add your photos. Generally, I allow it to dry overnight. It does make a nice touch and makes your photos shine.

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Simple Tags For Your Scrapbook Pages

If you have an electronic cutting machine, cutting tags for your scrapbook pages are easy to accomplish. Simply cut the shapes for the tags. In this case I used simple shapes. I also made the paper bows. So cute and easy to do. I added some stickers that I had. These were all baby stickers, since I have plans to catch up on some baby pages.

Look through your stash and think about what stickers that you may have. This is a great option for your left over paper stashes. You can use any stickers, flowers, words of phrases that you may have. All you need is some glue. I also edged several of them with my ink pads.

Just about any theme can be covered with these tags. Watch tomorrow and see how I use these on my scrapbook pages.

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Craft Mats-Types And Uses

cricut-matsMany of us use electronic cutters like Cricuts and Scan n Cuts to cut elements for our scrapbook pages. The mats are the tools where we place our paper so that our cut can be made.

Most companies have three types of mats. Each mat has a specific type of adhesive that matches the weight of the material that it is designed to be used for. Using the proper mat for the material that you are cutting will help guarantee that you will get a clean cut.

The lightweight mat allows you to cut very light weight materials. Think of things like office paper, vellum and light cardstock. This lighter mat has just the right adhesive to grip these lighter weight papers.

The standard grip mat has enough grip to cut most standard cardstock. You can also cut vinyl, iron on and patterned paper.

The stronger grip mats are perfect for heavy weight materials. Think about your specialty cardstock, glitter cardstock, chipboard, and fabric that is stiffened.

Using the right mat for the right project will help you cut and create with far less frustration.

Coloring Pages On Scrapbook Layouts

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Two elements from different coloring pages were used in this layout.

 

All of the elements in your coloring pages can be used to create awesome scrapbook pages. As we said before, if the coloring page is printed on light paper, you can easily scan the page into your computer, then print on cardstock or heavier paper.

You can just use parts  s of the coloring page instead of all of it. The best idea when incorporating coloring pages elements would be to use only one to two photos. Keep it simple , but colorful.IMG_0962 The great thing about using these elements is that you are adding a piece of original artwork that you did in addition to your scrapbook layout.

The combinations of media that you can use is endless. So, I am in the process of making a file of my scanned coloring pages for use in the future.

You can use just about anything to color these elements. I used some pens, some markers and some glitter glue. Next, I am going to experiment with water colors. What are your thoughts on using these elements on scrapbook pages?IMG_0959

Four Tips For Acrylic (Cling) Stamps

acrylic stampsI use a lot of acrylic (cling stamps) stamps on my scrapbook pages. I am especially fond of my butterfly stamps and my flower stamps. Here are four of my favorite tips to help you use your stamps on your scrapbook pages.

  1. Always stamp a couple of images on the same type of paper before you stamp on yout project. That way you will see how the image looks ahead of time. A lot less disappointment that way.
  2.  Never throw away a stamp if it loses it’s cling. Instead wash both the image side and the flat side in warm sudsy water. Let dry overnight. You have made an investment in your stamp collection. Many time soil and dirt just keep the cling from working. So give it a try
  3. Before you stamp, check the sides of the stamp and the acrylic block. Make sure that there is only ink on the stamp side. Wipe any excess ink with a cloth
  4. Always stamp on a flat smooth sturdy surface, otherwise you may get a blurry or fuzzy image

Happy Stamping !

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