Scrapping with scraps: Monthly Kit Remnants

Today I am bringing few layouts scrapped with the remnants of my monthly kits.

As I told you previously, I usually put the scraps of paper that belong to a monthly kit back in the original bag, keeping the kit together until unrecognizability. When I am all ready I share the remnants between the color bags and the box for small pieces.

For the layouts I am sharing with you today I went the extra mile and got those last pieces of paper in a layout instead of the scrap box (es).

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Peas

 

Two peas in a pod

Two peas in a pod
Two Peas in a Pod

 

(Roller Rink Scrapbook Kit and Rainbow Kneesocks add-on)

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21 months

 

21 months

21 months

21 months

(Studio Calico Wookbrooke Road Add-on kit)

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Important

and for this last page today, I went the extra mile with the cardstock as well ūüėČ I stamped the handwritting stamp (an old one¬† from my stash) in the leftover stripe I had after cutting the 12×12″ cardstock to A4. Them I runned the stripe through my Cameo and cut the hearts.

 

Important

Important

 

Badges / Adhesive Buttons “Need it”¬†*on sale right now*

 

Important

Studio Calico Add-on patterned paper January 2013

 

Hope you feel inspired to grab those scraps and get a page or two done ūüôā

Thanks for stopping by today!

Scrapping with scraps: Fun with stripes

Fearless

Happy¬†Tuesday everyone! This week I’ll continue with my Serie of Posts about getting more of your scraps. For the master post, where all the examples and ideas are listed please check here or use the right side menu under “scrapping with scraps”.

Today I am bringing two layouts I scrapped using stripes of scrap paper.

I don’t know you but I have hundreds of paper stripes waiting to be used. So, let’s stop waiting!

 

Fearless

 

For the layout “Fearless” I choice lots of stripes of patterned paper matching to the colors of my photo. It is a pretty colorful photo, what made my work easier. I tried to arrange the papers the same way as the colors come in the Picture: the brights behind the dark blue and brown. I love how it turned out.

 

Fearless

 

For the next layout I went with large, wide stripes. Lots of neutrals and bright yellow to celebrate the hottest day of 2012.

 

Today is a gift

 

I sew 4 vertical stripes of patterned paper to the upper half of the paper them layered 4 horizontal stripes on the first layer. I added the photo and a journaling Cards + few embellishments and called it ready.

 

Today is a gift

Today is a gift

Today is a gift

 

A much simplier approach to scrapping with stripes can be seem in the layout below which I did few months ago with papers are from the Studio Calico Sock Hop Kit.

Malaga

 

 

I played with the ‚Äúarrows‚ÄĚ in the papers, stamp and¬†badge¬† (part of the Valentines Owl Set).

Malaga

Malaga

 

These beautiful brad and enamel dots are part of the MME My Girl Collection.

 

Malaga

 

I could Keep going and going as scrapping with stripes is so much fun and a tecnique I use a lot, even when I am not trying to get my scraps used.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun with stripes!

 

Scrapping with scraps: Lots of layers

Talking

Happy Thursday everyone. Today I am bringing a tecnique that leads to a great look.

For this layout I went with a simple receipt: 3 groups of 3 papers in 3 Colors layered under the photo. Few embellishments added. Ready.

Simple like that.

 

Talking

(the embellishments: yellow mini tag from the Studio Calico Store, MME enamel dots, Wood veneer, sticker from the Allison Kreft Composition & Color Collection Kit)

And here is how my layout turned out:

 

Talking

 

The starting point for my choice of paper was that stripe of paper you see in botton. From there I decided to grab 3 pieces of light teal paper, 3 pieces of yellow and 3 pieces of neutral paper. One of the neutral papers has a bit of yellow in it too.

Hope you give this tecnique a try, it is an easy way to use scraps and the results are always great.

Thanks for stopping by today.

 

Scrapping with scraps: Mix something new

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are Feeling inspired to scrap with your scraps, for me, it has been a fun week so far!

Today I am bringing you a favorite tecnique of mine to incorporate my scraps into layouts: mixing them with something new.

The idea is pretty simple: grab a a new and wonderful paper you can barely wait to use and search for matching pieces in your scrap box.

 

Vegetariana

 

The starting Point for my layout was the paper “Elizabeth Kate” from the CP Maggie Holmes collection. It is¬†that beautiful black and white paper with painted flowers in pink and teal you see in the left side of the detail picture above.

 

 

Vegetariana

 

Once more, I paired a¬†photo with a journaling Card (part of the kesi’ art – le clos fleuri – frere jacques paper).

Firat I choice some Details to go with the pink and teal: the Brad, the small bits of Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic paper, the button) and them grabbed my pack of “neutral” scraps. In this paper I collect pieces of black & White, krafts and Brown papers. I came down to the selection you see in the layout pretty quickly. I was saving that Studio Calico paper with the camera pattern (I think it is Documentary collection) since forever.

 

Vegetariana

Vegetariana

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun mixing new and old product!

 

Scrapping with scraps: theme as starting point

Love birds

 

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am bringing another idea to get those scraps used: grouping them by theme. Just choice a picture and look for all the papers you have in your scrap box that matches the theme you want to scrap. Don’t be selective at this point. Just go for it.

My layout is about the interest my oldest daughter is showing about birds right now. She is even writing a book with all the information she finds in other books about birds. I choice a random birds picture taken during our vacation in Malaga in 2011 and started collecting scraps of papers with birds and natural elements (flowers, leaves, wood patterns).  When I had collected enough papers I started sorting them.

The starting point to select the papers I used in this page was that birds paper from the Maggie Holmes collection. From there I sorted papers that matched in color or feel. I ended up with a beautiful selection of greens and teal which I layered as a home for my photo.

Dare to dream
Dare to dream

 

“Dare to dream” part of the MME Find your Wings and Fly – Sky’s the Limit – Alpha/Word Stick. A seriously awesome pack with¬†various sheets in different¬†Colors including¬†various words as well. I totally recommend.

 

Love birds

 

The perfect bird brad is a leftover from a Studio Calico monthly kit.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Scrapping with scraps: quilted background

Happy Monday everyone, today I am starting a serie of posts showing some techniques I am using to get some layouts out of my scraps. I was getting owerwhelmed  with the amount of scraps I collected and decided to get them used. After all, I am saving them because they are beautiful and for future use.

A pretty easy way to get those beautiful scraps used is creating a quilted background with it.

The secret key for success with this technique is to coordinate your scraps so the layout will not look like made of scraps, kwim?

I started this page gattering papers that matched to my photo and decided to go with a blue and pink color scheme.

 

KikaMinchen

 

I got twelve pieces of paper in the colors I wanted, cut them all the same size and arranged in the background until I was happy with it. Them I just added a little piece of tape to each one, and sew them all down for the quilted look. When the background was ready I collected few more pieces of paper to create a stage for my picture. I added a new piece of vellum, a new journaling card and some embellishments that went with my theme and color scheme. I can’t stop pairing pictures with journal cards actually. I am obsessed LOL but of course I am still addicted to butterflies, always the butterflies.

And here is how my layout turned out:

 

KikaMinchen
KikaMinchen

I loved using my scraps to create this page and I am very happy with it. And I think it does not look as it was scrapped using mainly papers from my scrap box.

Thanks for stopping by today and get those scraps used!

Scrapping with scraps

Scraps

Oh the scraps…

If you are a scrapbooker you have scraps. There is no way to not have them. You just need to cut aone sheet of paper to add a detail to a layout and there is it: you have leftover paper in the hands. And them you save this paper, right?

Same here.

And because I am a very organized person I sort my scraps. My method is pretty simple (to me). First I put the scraps back where they belong, I mean, if the scrap is from a paper that came with my monthly kit, I put it back in the bag where the monthy kit is. If the paper is part of a collection, I put it back in the bag where the collection is.

And if it does not belong to a collection or a kit (because I buy single sheets of paper that I find beautiful) I sort them by color. I have a yellow bag, a neutral one, a blue / green bag and a red / pink bag.

That’s it until the scrap is small. Them I put it in the box you see above. It is a wood drawer and I have it all the time on my desk so, if I need a little piece of something I grab it from there.

The amount of scrap paper grows daily and there is no way to use it all.

But it has come to a point where I could not live with it anymore. That fat bag of yellow paper for example. I am not a big fan of yellow so the bag was growing and growing … the reds, the pinks LOL you got the picture.

And the new releases arriving, the last monthly kit, a new collection for a DT assignment. And I wanted to get those beautiful scraps used. I was saving there for a purpose, for later use.

I decided that “later” is now.

This week I’ll share some Projects I created with my scraps and hopefully help you to use those beautiful pieces of paper you are saving forever to get out of the boxes and bags into the Albums.

Here is a list of all layouts / techniques related to this post, I’ll¬†update it as I write the blog Posts. I also created a new category on the right side menu called “Scrapping with scraps”.

1. Quilted Background

2. Theme as starting point

3. Mix something new

4. Lots of layers

5. Fun with stripes

6. Monthly Kit Remnants

Thanks so much for stopping by!