Scrapbook How-to: Halloween Layout Accent

Halloween will be here before you know it! Here’s a fun layout to get your Halloween inspiration flowing. Kim Jackson created a custom accent for her Handmade Halloween layout for Scrapbooking Holidays & Celebrations from a few basic supplies.

Combine punches, glitter, spray ink, and patterned paper for a sparkling accent.

Combine punches, glitter, spray ink, and patterned paper for a sparkling accent.

 

Handmade Halloween layout by Kim Jackson for Scrapbooking Holidays & Celebrations

Handmade Halloween layout by Kim Jackson for Scrapbooking Holidays & Celebrations

Tips:

  • In your journaling, tell what made this Halloween different from the rest so that the memory stands out from other years.
  • As you take photos of your children trick-or-treating and the night gets darker, change your camera settings to night mode. Or use a higher ISO to allow more light from porch and street lights to hit your camera’s sensor, resulting in brighter photos.

 

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Scrapbook Inspiration: Creative Ways to Add Sequins to Layouts

There’s more than one way to use sequins to add a little glitz to your layout. Maggie Holmes shared several ideas on her Shine layout for The Scrapbooker’s Handbook. Stitch them onto premade and handcrafted embellishments, like the patterned paper sunbeams. Or let them have a little more movement by sealing them in a glassine bag or small pocket protector. Then pair them with other flashy embellishments, like glitter tape and rhinestones, to really make them shine.

Shine layout by Maggie Holmes for The Scrapbooker's Handbook

Shine layout by Maggie Holmes for The Scrapbooker’s Handbook

Take a closer look:

Stitch sequins together or over patterned paper.

Stitch sequins together or over patterned paper.

Add sequins to a glassine bag, stitch closed, and layer with other embellishments.

Add sequins to a glassine bag, stitch closed, and layer with other embellishments.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Cover Chipboard with Small Scraps

Don’t be shy with your pattern choices. Bold patterns like the ones Laura Vegas used on her Family layout for Scrapoboking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza can look fantastic together. If you’re nervous about mixing patterns, try them out on an accent like the hearts. The torn edges of the papers break up the different patterns and help them work well together. This is also a great technique to help you use every bit of your favorite patterned papers.

Family layout by Laura Vegas for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza

Family layout by Laura Vegas for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza

Create the look:

Step 1: Choose chipboard shapes and 3-4 different patterned papers.

Step 1: Choose chipboard shapes and 3-4 different patterned papers.

Step 2: Tear papers into small pieces and adhere to chipboard shapes.

Step 2: Tear papers into small pieces and adhere to chipboard shapes.

Step 3: Sand edges of the chipboard shape to file off any excess paper.

Step 3: Sand edges of the chipboard shape to file off any excess paper.

 

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CK Events Guest Blogger: Ruby Rock-It

Hello my name is Beckie Dreyer and I am delighted to be here today to share with you a little project I made using Ruby Rock-It’s Country Cookin product line.  The new Country Cookin is filled with a rich, retro color palette and the embellishments all about cooking. It’s just perfect to set your creative taste buds on fire!

 

 

Supplies
Lace and Ribbon
Mannequin

 

Mannequins are so much fun to alter and there are many different styles to be found.  This one has a solid body and came with a pattern on it so I decided to paint the top half of it with cream paint first.

 

 

The following measurements are based on the mannequin above, you will need adjust for yours.

 

I cut a 4″ x 12″ piece from the Country Cookin Floral paper.  On one of the short sides mark at 2″ and then 3.75″ on the long side.  Cut between the lines and repeat on the other side so your paper will look like this.

 

 

Place double-sided tape around the edges of the paper as shown and then add ribbon along the edges.

 

 

Flip the paper over and add a thin line of glue around the edge and adhere the brown twine.

 

 

Cut two 2″ x 6″ pieces and one 2″ x 3″ piece from the Country Cookin Gingham paper.  Ink and glue the smaller piece to the center of the mannequin.

 

Punch the edge of the two longer pieces and ink.  Trim with Bella! bling and add to the top of the mannequin.

 

 

Wrap and adhere the skirt around the body. Add lace around the “waist”; this will hide any places where the papers join one another that might be showing.

 

 

To make the apron I die-cut the Country Cookin Splotch paper using the largest Spellbinder Scallop Circles and then inked and pierced the edges.  I then added brown ribbon on the top and trimmed off the excess before tying it around the waist.  I then added a little pocket and placed the wood veneer spoon in it.

 

 

I then finished the mannequin by adding a mixture of the Country Cookin die cuts. To top it all off I used the chef hat die cut on top.

 

There are so many wonderful things that can be made with this collection like a recipe book filled with your grandma’s favorite foods or use the patterns on the reverse sides to scrap your everyday photos!

 

Thank you for allowing me to share my project with you today

 

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Scrapbook Inspiration: Using Puzzle Pieces as Accents and Journaling Spots

It’s okay if you’ve got boxes of puzzles that missing pieces. We have a solution that is not so puzzling! Use those large pieces as playful journaling spots and accents. What a great way to “piece” your thoughts together.

Erin Lincoln used puzzle pieces with clear stickers to create her journaling on her Fun & Games layout for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques. Print your journaling on the clear stickers, apply to puzzle piece, and then trim around the piece. She also adhered patterned paper to several pieces to create a custom background and accents.

Fun & Games layout by Erin Lincoln from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques

Fun & Games layout by Erin Lincoln from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques

Here are two closeups showing the journaling and accents.

Puzzle piece with button added to create accent

Puzzle piece with button added to create accent

Journaling and patterned paper added to puzzle pieces.

Journaling and patterned paper added to puzzle pieces.

There are five additional Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks special issues with ideas for using paper, creating flowers, scrapbooking summer activities, and much more.

 

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