Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pretty, Fast And Inexpensive Scrapbooking. No Excuses Not To Scrap.

Welcome to Traditional Scrapbooking Tuesday with The Cherry On Top.

We are back with another simple layout from our Tiny's pizza box event.  We also have another up cycled Christmas card to show off.  It is insanely easy, so cute and you only need scraps.  Read further and join us in our home made card challenge.  

I don't know about you, but I never finish my projects at scrapbooking events.  This mini album was certainly no exception.  I think we're more than half way through and it's looking good.

At Tiny's Pizza Box events in Kortrijk, you get a pizza box full goodies to scrap with.  They hang inspiration all around the workshop and have several experts on hand to help you out.  I love going to events and hanging with my Scrappy Sisters.

Let's break down this page to further illustrate how simple and inexpensive scrapbooking can be.  That usually is, most people's hang up, right?  "I don't have time" or "I don't have money."  We are here to prove you wrong!  Hehehe...

Tip:  Layering gives your page lift. It's an excellent way to use contrast and make your photos pop right off of your page.  It also lends to a more polished finished, look.

Have you ever stuck down sticker and didn't like the result?  All of the time!  I did it here, above with my "Me" sticker.  That beige on the yellow was pretty blah.  Since I already had a black layer, I traced around the sticker, very carefully, with a black Sharpie.  Now, the sticker sticks out.  Hehehe...

This page is only 6x6.  So there isn't too much room to go crazy.  I'm keeping all of the pages fairly simple for consistency, to save time and money as well.  Take a gander at the image above.  The...the...swirly thingy...hehehe...was much too large for my page.  I found a place in the embellishment where I could carefully cut and have two, smaller swirls.  Boom!  It would look really awesome with a tiny pearl or gem in the circles.  (Just thought of that.)

Take a paper flower or use your flower punch and bling it up with a pearl, bead or gem.  Then take glue and precisely go around the edges of the flower.  Sprinkle with your desired coloured glitter for a posh look of luxury.  (I got that sheet full of bling for 1.79 at the Boekenvoordeel.  Kruidvat, Action, Wibra, Zeeman has them as well, at times.  Typically, the quality isn't as good as a craft store.)

TIP:  I always use a piece of paper when glittering.  This way you can shake off the glitter and put it back in the container.

Here's another nifty tip for you.  When your glue pen is running low, put it upside down in the centre of your glue dots.  Hehehe...No waiting...

So, we've layered up our photo, added a tag with more layers, sliced up our glittery flourishes and strategically placed them on the page and layered two arrows, all with the same few colours.

Just add your flowers and it's finished.

Two more flowers and some glittery splatter would finish the look if you want some extra pow.

On to our hand made Christmas cards with recycled cards from years past.  I love this one!  I did keep the puppy for future use.

This is our card we are staring with.  I'm using plain, green card stock for the base of the card, today.

Cut a few strips of coordinating papers, going smaller as you go up.  First, for the base of the packages and then for the lids.  I just eye balled.  I cut off the bottom of the card with it's pretty border as well as the wording.  I'm terrible at this part!  Hehehe...Journaling just isn't for me and sticker placement, oh boy!

Stack up those scrap strips (Say that three times fast.) and you're nearly there.

Add some coordinating ribbon and a bow and your card is made.  Add it to the box with all of the others.

Thank you for giving The Cherry a bit of your time.

We'll be back for Freebie Friday with a boat load of links for digital freebies.  There will be some scrap-a-licious inspiration, too.

See ya then!

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