Make Your Own Inspiration Board Creative Spaces Style

Creative Spaces, Vol. 3 showcased a variety of rooms with inspiring storage, crafts, and other projects. One of the rooms was Haeley Giambalvo’s room. Her stunning pink room with gold and black & white accents created a feminine and stylish space. On one wall were three inspiration boards, for which she shared the tutorial.

This elegant inspiration board uses a store-bought cork board, fabric, thumb tacks, and a staple gun. Haeley walks you through creating this stylish project with photos for each step of the process. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your creative space with a inexpensive DIY project, this one is for you. Select fabric that matches your space’s colors for a one-of-a-kind inspiration board.

If you need more ideas for organizing and decorating your space, check out the sneak peek of Creative Spaces, Vol. 3 or buy a copy from our online store.

 

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10-Minute Tricks: Summer Accents

Add some summer magic to your layouts without encroaching on vacation time. Each of the accents below can be made in 10 minutes or less. Susan Weinroth created her Sun and Waves layout for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel with heat embossed goldfish, a felt sun, and stamped fish on canvas.

Sun and Waves by Susan Weinroth from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel

Sun and Waves by Susan Weinroth from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel

Create the look:

Heat embossed goldfish

Heat embossed goldfish

To create glossy accents, cut out summer themed shapes from colored cardstock and heat emboss them using embossing powder in the same color.

Hint: Tiny die cuts can be tricky to emboss. Simplify the process by embossing an entire piece of cardstock before cutting out the shapes you want to use.

Felt sun accent

Felt sun accent

To make a cute sunshine accent, trim two circles from felt, leaving one larger than the other. Stitch them together and trim the edge with pinking shears. Sew on buttons.

Canvas with stamped fish

Canvas with stamped fish

Doodles make great accents! Draw or stamp a small image or sentiment onto canvas. Trim and fray the edges and tuck your accent into the side of the page.

 

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Scrapbook Sketch Download

This sketch from Creative Sketches, Vol. 2 has spots for seven photos, a title, and journaling. Becky Higgins created her The Folgmann Five Find Freedom layout using this sketch. She added additional journaling in several empty areas of the sketch. The great thing about this layout is it uses only cardstock for the background and accents so it’s easy to recreate and usable for any layout by switching up the cardstock colors.

The Folgmann Five Find Freedom by Becky Higgins

The Folgmann Five Find Freedom by Becky Higgins

Sketch:

Sketch 19 from Creative Sketches, Vol. 2

Sketch 19 from Creative Sketches, Vol. 2


Download this sketch to use for your own layouts.

If you’re looking for other sketches, check out Creative Sketches for Scrapbooking, full of sketches and tips from Becky Higgins.

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Scrapbook How-to: Layer Vellum with Patterned Paper

Nearly transparent and more delicate than cardstock or patterned paper, vellum brings unique qualities to your scrapbooking.

Mou Saha layered vellum over patterned paper on her My Houseplants layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza. She selected a design that she could easily cut with a craft knife and used colored vellum that blended beautifully with her patterned paper.

My Houseplants by Mou Saha from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza

My Houseplants by Mou Saha from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza

Create the look:

Step 1: Sketch or trace design on vellum with pencil.

Step 1: Sketch or trace design on vellum with pencil.

Step 2: Cut out the design with craft knife or fine-tipped scissors.

Step 2: Cut out the design with craft knife or fine-tipped scissors.

Step 3: Adhere negative potion of vellum cutout to patterned paper.

Step 3: Adhere negative potion of vellum cutout to patterned paper.

Tips for success:

  • Different weights, opacities, and colors of vellum are available. Experiment with various types to find which you prefer to work with.
  • Vellum is easy to see through, so tracing an image to cut out is very simple. You can also cut out a shape using a die-cutting machine.
  • If you’re concerned about seeing the adhesive through the vellum on your layout, consider spray adhesive or look for adhesives specially formulated to work with vellum.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Create a Stamped Title with Masking

You want your title to stand out on your layout and one way to do that is add a background to your text. April Massad masked a portion of her stamp when creating the title for her Loving Life layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink.

Loving Life layout by April Massad from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamping & Inks

Loving Life layout by April Massad from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink

Create the look:

Step 1: Stamp phrase on scrap and trim to desired shape. This is your mask.

Step 1: Stamp phrase on scrap and trim to desired shape. This is your mask.

Step 2: Place mask on tag and stamp background design over mask.

Step 2: Place mask on tag and stamp background design over mask.

Step 3: Remove mask to reveal blank area ready for phrase to be stamped.

Step 3: Remove mask to reveal blank area ready for phrase to be stamped.

Tips for Success

  • Punch small shapes, like the ovals April used on several of her tag accents, to serve as ready-made masks.
  • Try this technique using two sizes of nesting dies or punches.
  • When your project requires very precise placement to stamp inside the masked area, consider using clear stamps or a stamp-positioning tool.
  • Apply repositionable adhesive to masks to keep them in place, or create masks from sticky notes.

 

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