Sunday, January 20, 2013


Welcome to another edition of EcoScrapbooking!

The Cherry On Top is dedicated to making things fabulous without spending a lot of dosh as well as up cycling everyday items and using them in artsy endeavours.  Waste not want not!  Although, most of my projects and layouts are eco-friendly, I pulled out three examples that use minimal materials which are probably laying around your abode and that go together in a synch.

Most of the stuff I make is for other people.  Teachers, friends, parties, baby showers...Giving helps reduce my clutter. It makes someone feel special, that YOU made something with your own hands. Not only do I recycle things from the mail and stores, I save a lot of money.

Below is a stunning, fun, layout made from scraps and stickers.  That simple!  Paper and stickers when done up just right, can look great.  I put the flower stickers on the same dark pink colour paper and cut around it, took some more little round stickers and put them on my metal, pink floors for a little more glam,  layered around the letters and added some contrast for maximum poppage.  Layering always heightens your look and adds luxury, too. 

Even smaller layouts like the 4x4 below uses less materials.  Besides the orange paper, all the other pieces are just scraps I keep in a clear bag.  I purchased the snowman ellies from a discount store and added dollar store snowflakes from many moons ago.  The ribbon and fabric on the elements gives texture and a sense that more money was spent than really was.

The layout above is SUPER eco-friendly.  Do you see why?  The insert for this mini album is made entirely from old Christmas cards.  I love using old cards.  They provide a very rigid background, they are free and I also take part in recycling.  Yippy!  I am even frugal to a point where I used the hole cut outs as embellishments on this layout.  I wanted extra reinforcement for the holes in the insert so I used a circle punch, then my hole punch.  (I can't find my eyelet tool.)  Metallic paper adds shine and bling!  Did you notice the wordart was also from a card?  Thrifty, festive and cute!

Take a look at the layout below.  A very simple layout using minimal materials.  A background paper, scrap for behind the photo for layering, mesh from an old gift, cheap, brass brads from Staples and one decent embellishment from the discount store and your finished.

The last layout is a favorite of mine. I whipped it up on a whim.  This went on a present for the little girl pictured here.  It is made entirely of scraps.  Scrap ribbon, paper and letters from a set that was almost finished.  Short names are great for this.  Hehehe...  I think it's stunning and I didn't pay a penny to make it.

The Cherry On Top is here for you!  Here to inspire, encourage, give, help, teach and support our fellow artists as well as remind our fans about the importance of our dear Mother Earth.  Happy scrapping!  Thanks for your visit.  Be sure to do it again!


  1. I followed your lead and made my own special
    page. It came out quit lovely.
    Thank you for the input.

  2. great idea's for using scraps,i love especialy the latest 2.