Scrapbook Inspiration: Creating with Yarn

Bring a warm and inviting feel to your page by using a bit of yarn on your layout. You can use it like Nicole Harper did on the Her Space layout she created for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture by wrapping it around page accents, photos, or journaling blocks.

Her Space by Nicole Harper for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture

Her Space by Nicole Harper for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture

Create the look:

Wrap yarn around stars to create a second star.

Wrap yarn around stars to create a second star.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Stamping with Corrugate Shapes

Because of pigment ink’s lengthy drying time, you can use this ink to stamp the cool shape and texture of one material onto another. Summer Fullerton did just that on her Nerf Wars layout for Mixed Media, Vol. 1 using corrugated cardboard die cuts. Try this idea using fabric flowers to stamp soft, floral shapes on a summer layout.

Nerf Wars by Summer Fullerton from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Nerf Wars by Summer Fullerton from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Create the look:

Step 1: Ink shape thoroughly by pressing into inkpad.

Step 1: Ink shape thoroughly by pressing into inkpad.

Step 2: Press inked shape face down on tag to transfer image.

Step 2: Press inked shape face down on tag to transfer image.

Step 3: When ink dries, stitch around stamped image for added texture.

Step 3: When ink dries, stitch around stamped image for added texture.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Create Accents from Clear Packaging

We’ve all heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” How true it is! When it comes to scrapbook product packaging, that is. Let your next purchase ignite your fire to scrapbook in more ways that include upcycling product packaging.

Upcycle the clear plastic inserts from your packaging to create flowers for your layouts, like the one Kim Watson created on her Stolen Moments layout for Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking. Simply draw flowers on teh plastic, cut out, ink the edges, and finish each with a small embellishment. Or use a punch or die-cutting machine to make the work go faster.

Stolen Moments by Kim Watson for Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Stolen Moments by Kim Watson for Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Create the look:

Create clear flowers from packaging

Create clear flowers from packaging

Supply Tip: Use leftover rub-ons to add words, images, or color to your packaging flowers.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Rock-n-Roll Stamping

It’s easy to give your stamped images visual depth. Follow Kim Hughes’ lead and try a stamping technique called Rock-n-Roll. This technique, seen on Kim’s Enjoy Life layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink, gets its name from the action of rolling the stamp on the ink pad while inking the stamp. Rock-n-Roll is easy to do and you’ll love the results.

Enjoy Life by Kim Hughes from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink

Enjoy Life by Kim Hughes from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink

In addition to flower stamps, think of the other types of images that would look even better when stamped using this technique, and the color pairings you could use on them. Add a little extra color and realism to fruit images, like a pear stamped in yellow-green with a slightly darker yellow edge. Or add extra visual interest to filigree images stamped in silver by adding blue or teal edges to give them a patina look.

Ink entire surface of stamp with lighter color, then roll edges in darker ink, and stamp.

Ink entire surface of stamp with lighter color, roll edges in darker ink, and stamp.

Create the look:

Step 1: Ink stamp in a lighter shade of ink, covering the entire surface of the stamp.

Step 2: Roll the edges of the inked stamp on a darker colored inkpad.

Step 3: Stamp your image.

Tip: Always start with the lighter ink so you don’t get dark ink on your light ink pad.

Get other versions of the Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks special issues for other ideas, tips, and inspiration.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Washer Embellishments

Go on a shopping spree…in the garage. For inexpensive metal, hit up the toolbox for washers or screws and use them as embellishments on our layouts. These make great accents for the boys in your life or lighten up the mood by adding decorations with bright patterns. Kimber McGray backed washers with patterned paper to create a colorful and water-effect on her Surf’s Up layout for 101+ Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies.

Surf's Up by Kimber McGray from 101 Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies

Surf’s Up by Kimber McGray from 101 Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies

 

Create the look:

Step 1: Trim patterned paper scrap to fit washer opening.

Step 1: Trim patterned paper scrap to fit washer opening.

Step 2: Adhere paper to back of washer using dimensional glaze.

Step 2: Adhere paper to back of washer using dimensional glaze.

Step 3: Add dimensional glaze to center of washer. Pop air bubbles using needle. Dry thoroughly.

Step 3: Add dimensional glaze to center of washer. Pop air bubbles using needle. Dry thoroughly.

 

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