Summer celebrations make up some of the best pages in our scrapbooks. Adding a touch of confetti to your layouts about summer celebrations reinforces the theme and brings a happy, celebratory touch. And since confetti is a BIG trend right now, that makes it doubly fun!
Here are a few ideas for adding confetti to your creations.
Sprinkle Confetti on a Background
I used confetti to jazz up the background of this layout on page 59 of the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. I applied a thin layer of matte Mod Podge to the graph paper before sprinkling my confetti on top. (Make sure to use the matte version so it blends into the background well.)
Heaven Knows by Nicole Harper. As seen in the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Add Color to a Glassine Envelope
Here I snuck some confetti into a glassine envelope that I used as an embellishment. Once you seal the back of the envelope, that confetti isn’t going anywhere, and you have a colorful accent.
Create a Confetti Border
Cut a strip of double-sided tape and adhere it to the base page. Then just peel off the top of the tape and sprinkle confetti onto it. Secure it by pressing down on top with your finger.
Accent an Accent with Confetti
A friend introduced me to Elmer’s Craft Bond spray adhesive…LOVE THIS PRODUCT. It is tacky when you spray, and when it dries it is not sticky at all!! I sprayed some on the white cardstock for this card, then sprayed it on the confetti and let it sit for a bit. The confetti sticks, and when you run your finger over the white cardstock now, it isn’t tacky at all. GENIUS!!
Spruce Up a Design Element
This starburst stamp got my wheels turning for this card. The spaces between the embossed stamp image were a little plain, so I used some leftover cellophane from packaging to make little pockets for my confetti. I just laid the cellophane down and used my machine to sew along the edges of the starburst, leaving the end open so I could toss in the confetti. Then I just sewed the edge shut all the way around the card.
Spruce Up Letters
Die-cut letters looks much happier with confetti. Attach leftover cellophane (wax paper looks great too if you don’t have any cellophane/transparency!) to the back of the letters, leaving the top edge open. Sprinkle in your confetti, seal that last edge, and back the cellophane with some patterned paper. Easy peasy!!
Use Your Scraps
Creating confetti from your scrap papers is simple. I never throw out my small scraps after a project now…I use a punch to make some confetti first. I prefer the Martha Stewart double scallop punch or the EK Success Swiss Cheese border punch. I keep a little container on my desk to store the confetti in, so I have some on hand whenever I get the urge to add it to a project. Try it and add some celebration to your summer creations!