I love making scrapbook layouts using scraps of paper and a new punch. As part of the Scrapbook Global Blog Hop this month we are Portraying Pets. I have created a double layout with photos of my pet cat Cohen. He’s a beautiful Ragdoll, Persian cross and has such a character. Cohen loves to follow me around, helping me with my daily chores.
I have used the following supplies, which can be ordered from my online store.
I started by punching out lots of hexagons using scraps of designer series paper and some coloured cardstock I had on my desk. I used the new heartfelt hexagon punch. I love using up scraps, don’t you!
Using black cardstock I die cut the new alphabet set twice to make sure I had enough letters. I found the letters to make my title and popped the left overs into an envelope. The negative black cardstock was then used to put some background colour on the 12 x 12 basic white cardstock.
Using the alphabet stencil put it on to your page several times, randomly and without inking your blending brushes. You can choose three or more different colours to give a very faint hint of colour. Try coordinating with the colours of your scraps. You don’t need to ink them up, just use your brushes straight from your storage rack, you’ll be surprised at how little ink you need.
I put my photos on to black mats and then place my photos on my page. I arranged the hexagons around them. Once I was happy I adhere the hexagons to my pages and added the photos on top.
Using an envelope as a ruler guide and my take your pick putty end I adhere the letters of the title on to one of my pages. I then wrote a few works on my computer, using a noteworthy font, and printed it out. I back it with cardstock and adhere the journal piece onto my other page.
I love the simplicity of this layout and plan to use up a few more of my scraps.
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Hello my name is Caz and I live in North Waikato, New Zealand. I have been crafting for over 14 years. My love of all things paper craft is made extra special by being a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. I love teaching classes and connecting with new friends.
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