Sometimes I like to hoard elements and hold onto them when I love them dearly but I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm continuously getting new products through kit subscriptions, my own creation, and splurging, and I just need to use them! So this week, I'm sharing a lesson in scrapbooking big, and using up your supplies–yes even those coveted ones!
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As I mentioned, I'm trying a new thing where, instead of hoarding my favorite supplies, I'm using them up and this brings me to one way you too can scrapbook big. Take a favorite product of yours and use it all. Yes, all of it. On one layout. It will set you free and make you realize that your favorite products only really become special once you put them to use, and what better way then to use them all in one place. To create this fun layout titled 'Create' I grabbed one of my favorite products from the recent Roman Holiday Studio Calico Kit–those chipboard pencils, and used every single one that came in the kit! The repetition of using that many of one thing on a page is a real design stunner and makes for a unique spread. I love the phrase go big or go home and I definitely did that with this page. See below for even more details on this page and let me know how you scrapbook big in the comments below!
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To start this spread off, I grabbed a photo of a paintbrush that I took in a recent crafty section. I had originally printed it with it's white background on a full 9x12" page but when I started to lay everything out, I realized that to utilize the pencils how I wanted, a 12x12" size would suit my layout best. To fix this, I simply fussy cut the paintbrush out and adhered it to a white piece of 12x12" cardstock that I had on hand.
Then it was time to add the wow factor–the embellishments! I started by trimming pieces of coordinating colors from a patterned piece of paper that came in this kit and I arranged them in a balanced manner around the paintbrush. I then placed the pencils next to their respective colored strips leaving room for coordinating embellishments at the end of each pencil.
When it came time for the embellishing, I grabbed the phrase bubbles and foiled circles from Ali Edwards and the enamel hearts and puffy circle stickers from Studio calico and went to town, adding them where their colors coordinated best.
Once I was done with the embellishments, I drew some lines in the remaining space for some handwritten journaling and then wrote a little bullet phrase next to each pencil that coordinated with the layout. To finish everything off, I doodled two lines around the outside of the spread to ground it and give it a finished appeal.
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thanks so much for taking a peek at how i scrapbook big!
I'd love to hear what you do with your favorite crafty supplies! Do you use them? Do you hoard them? Let me know in the comments below. Till next time...