This week I have the weekly challenge at 2peas so no Stampin' Fun Friday today.
Instead, I have a new layout for you showcasing using lots of older product on a page.
If you're like me you probably have quite a stash of scrapping stuff. Even though I purge my supplies fairly often, I still have a lot of favorites that I hold onto.
Here's this week's challenge focusing on older product:
I get asked a lot about layering elements. Here is an example of a layered piece that includes 6 pieces:
- Lily Bee square die cut
- Narratives Heart Journaling paper
- Little Yellow Bicycle round journaling tag
- CK KOTM Ali Edwards round lined journaling sticker
- CK KOTM Ali Edwards chipboard circle (yellow with heart)
- Stampin' Up Metal Label/Frame
The effect is very subtle but allows for an eye catching design without a lot of fuss. I added a pop of red ribbon since the layout is very neutral. The red ties in with the red on the MM heart paper clip and red border around the October Afternoon "Hh happiness" sticker.
I tucked several tags underneath the focal point photo.
I love doing this for several reasons:
- It draws your attention to the photo.
- It's a great place to "anchor" embellishments so they don't float all over the page.
- Many times these tags have sayings/phrases that help tell your story.
This clear frame from MM is old. Really, really old. Remember when MM did frames with everything? I think I bought them all. That was back in the day when I bought everything in a collection and didn't pick and choose my favorites like I do now. However, for whatever reason, I have held on to these frames and in this case they were the perfect accent for my layout.
All of these photos were actually used on another, old layout years ago. Years and years ago. I had used a flimsy Doodlebug (I think) paper for the background and somewhere along the way the page had gotten torn and was in bad shape. And I had used only a quote of the page. I hate that I used to do that. Not when there are so many other things I could have/should have said. I didn't need to write a novel, just tell something about the story/memory/photos, etc. I decided to rectify that with this layout.
Because I had already cropped these smaller photos (the main photo is a 4x6) and these are from the pre-digital era I decided to work with what I had and not have reprints made. I had punched all these small squares with a square punch once upon a time. I liked them lined up but they didn't quite make a long enough border for what I wanted on my page. I needed one more photo. But all I had were these four. So... I made my own square to fill in the border with an October Afternoon square sticker and the MM frame. Voila! Border problem fixed!
List of Older Products I Used:
- Crate Paper Patterned Paper (the cream floral background) from the "Cottage Collection"
- Lily Bee Designs Square Die Cut (blue floral) and Rub-on Phrase/Border
- CK KOTM Ali Edwards journaling sticker & chipboard circle (yellow w/ heart)
- Making Memories Clear Frame and Heart Shaped Paper Clip
- Narratives Heart Shaped Journaling Paper
- 7Gypsies tag
PAPER: Kraft Cardstock; Cream Smooth Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
EMBELLISHMENTS: Brown Embellished Vellum Butterflies by Jenni Bowlin; Clothesline Journal Tablet by LIttle Yellow Bicycle; Everyday Journal Tablet by Little Yellow Bicycle; Thrift Shop Word Stickers by October Afternoon; Fly A Kite Word Stickers by October Afternoon; Rustic Twine by PTI; Silk Ribbon; Metal Book Label by Stampin' Up
The above shape is Kerri Bradford's Friday FREEBIE this week (and really always). Her FREEBIES are always free. :)
You can get it HERE.
Kerri also has a new kit available for purchase this week featuring label shapes. I LOVE label shapes. This kit will be getting a ton of use from me. I love the fresh, funky feel to these shapes!
You can purchase your kit HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by!