FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 39

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' LAYOUT

THIS WEEK I'VE GOT A FAST + FABULOUS MODIFIED GRID LAYOUT WITH A COUPLE TIME SAVING TIPS TO GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING! HAVING A UNIQUE AND FUN LAYOUT DOESN'T HAVE TO TAKE YOU HOURS TO CREATE! SO I'M HERE TO SHARE HOW I WAS ABLE TO MAKE THIS LAYOUT QUICKLY AND WHY IT WORKS!

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIP NO. 1

USE PROJECT LIFE CARDS TO TITLE 

SOMETHING ABOUT PROJECT LIFE CARDS IS PERFECT FOR UTILIZING QUICKLY ON SCRAPBOOK LAYOUTS AND IF YOU FIND ONES YOU LOVE LIKE THE HERE & NOW CARD (BELOW) FROM LOVE | DAY | SEED, YOU CAN PRINT A BUNCH OF DESIGNS OUT AT ONCE (THINK ABOUT A SHUTTERFLY PRINT SPECIAL!) SO THAT I HAVE PLENTY TO GO ON HAND WHEN INSPIRATION STRIKES OR THE SENTIMENT FITS. HERE I BALANCED THE TITLE CARD WITH AN ON HAND PROJECT LIFE CARD FROM THE JADE EDITION TO FRAME THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY PICTURE. USING PROJECT LIFE CARDS IS A GREAT WAY TO ADD BOTH LAYERING AND A TITLE QUICKLY TO YOUR LAYOUT!  

 

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIP NO. 2

REPEAT SHAPES FOR A QUICK BACKGROUND

MY BACKGROUND FOR THIS LAYOUT IS A SIMPLE MODIFIED GRID. TO CREATE THE GRID I TRIMMED OUT SOME WONKY SQUARES AND DISPERSED THEM SO THAT THE COLOR PALETTE WOULD BE BALANCED THROUGHOUT THE LAYOUT. I BEGAN THE BACKGROUND BY CREATING THE WONKY SHAPE I LIKED. I THEN SIMPLY HELD IT ATOP OTHER PATTERN PAPERS AND TRIMMED AROUND THE SHAPE WITH MY SCISSORS. BY CHOOSING AN IRREGULAR SHAPE, IT ALLOWED IMPERFECTIONS TO FADE AWAY AND MADE MY PROCESS FOR CREATING A BACKGROUND THAT MUCH QUICKER! I ALSO FLIPPED THE SHAPE IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS WHEN TRIMMING AND PLACING THE SQUARES SO THAT THERE WAS GOOD BALANCE AND MOVEMENT IN THE SPREAD.

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIP NO. 3

SPLATTER WITH ABANDON

ONCE I HAD THE BACKGROUND COMPLETED, I TOOK A MINI MISTER AND DROPPED BLACK INK THROUGHOUT MY SPREAD! I LOVE THE DIMENSION THE INK DROPS CREATE AND I THINK SPLATTERING WITH ABANDON IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO NOT GET TOO HUNG UP ON WHERE THE DROPS ARE GOING. IF YOU REALLY FUDGE IT UP YOU CAN ALWAYS COVER IT WITH AN EMBELLISHMENT SO DON'T WORRY TOO MUCH!

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT | THE PAPER CURATOR


PRODUCTS USED:

* SOME OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVE 4% WHEN YOU PURCHASE PRODUCTS THROUGH THE PROVIDED AMAZON LINK. I HAVE USED AND LOVED EVERY ITEM SHOWN AND WOULD NOT SUGGEST WITHOUT TESTING EACH PRODUCT FIRST, OR WITHOUT USING THEM WHILE MAKING THIS PROJECT. AS ALWAYS, I APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.


ALL IN ALL, CHOOSING A NEUTRAL BACKGROUND WITH WOOD GRAIN AND VENEER ELEMENTS AND A NEUTRAL IMAGE KEPT THIS LAYOUT CLASSY AND WITH TOUCHES OF GOLD, I LOVE HOW IT CAME OUT! WILL YOU BE USING WONKY SQUARES AND PROJECT LIFE CARDS ON ANY LAYOUTS SOON? I HOPE SO BECAUSE THIS CAME TOGETHER LIKE A BREEZE.