Almost every scrapbooker has purchased a set of letter stickers to use on a scrapbook layout. Most of us use them for titles, or to add a quick word or two to the page to add to our design. But, have you ever thought about using those letter stickers to create additional embellishments for your pages? It’s not as hard as you think!
In the May/June 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes, we showed this charming layout created by Andrea Friebus. We just loved the accents she created and placed below her photo–they were created from leftover letter stickers. To make these adorable accents, follow the instructions below.
Products you’ll need
Letter stickers, cardstock, ink, embroidery floss, and buttons.
To make accents using letter stickers
1. Place leftover stickers cardstock, forming a circular pattern.
2. Carefully tear around stickers to create rough circle.
3. Ink edges. Sew button in center.
4. Adhere to scrapbook layout.
And there you have it. Easy, right? Now that we’ve got you thinking, what other embellishments or accents can you make with your leftovers to add interest to your scrapbook pages? We’d love to see your creations! If you’re a reader, but not a regular contributor to Creating Keepsakes magazine, email your layouts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “Fresh Face” or “Reader Gallery” in your subject line.
Be sure to check out more great scrapbooking ideas online at creatingkeepsakes.com.
Lori Anderson, online managing editor