Saturday, September 14, 2013

Using Scraps and Leftovers

 
 
I am not sure how you are, but I typicaly do not throw away my scraps. If I can stamp or punch on the smallest area I will save it and use later. After making several projects from my Flamingo Scraps July kit I had a ton of scraps and pieces leftover from both the Merry Christmas and Winter Fun paper collections to make a 12" x 12" page.
 
 I used a 12" x 12" base page, layered with an inked top layer measuring 11" x 11". I adhered strips of inked papers measuring 1/2" to 1 1/2" wide using various lengths next to each other on an acute angle.

 
 From there I layered many of the embellishments found in the Merry Christmas collection pack on the page.
 




 I also used a corner punch to draw your eyes out to the edge of the page 
 

 and two mats for pictures. 
 


Here is my finished page. I am really happy with how this finally turned out. At one point I had so many colors and patterns being used, I wasn't sure if I could avoid it being too busy.
 
 
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2 comments:

Teresa said...

Love using scraps for layouts...they just seem to take shape and kind of form their own layout. Great job!

Carolyn said...

Now that's just too cute!! Great way to use scraps!! You did good!!