I love budget scrapbooking supplies with the best of them! If I see a 12×12 stack of paper that speaks to me, I will pick it up. These papers are beautiful, but the downside is that they have their limits. They are usually a lighter-weight paper (which CAN be a benefit in some circumstances), they don’t always have a stellar design, and they lack accompanying embellishments. This is the most difficult for me, as you KNOW I LOVE coordinating embellishments!
So, how do you scrapbook with a 12×12 paper pad? For me, it is an opportunity to use up embellishments from my stash and to use my stamps and dies to create my own embellishments. So that is what I will be doing today. Click on the image below if you would like to view the Process Video, or feel free to scroll right on past to the post with pictures. 🙂
This cute daughter of mine will be graduating from high school next year. That means I need to make a focused effort to get caught up on her school memories. This photo is from her science fair in Elementary school. I love that she is sporting her ‘Save Ferris’ t-shirt here. So flippin’ cute!
The paper pad I chose to use for this layout is the Park Lane ‘Nice Day’ Big Buy pad from Joann. These pads tend to sell out quickly, but I believe this one is still available on Joann.com at the time of this post. Yay! So if you like it, you can still pick it up for yourself!
My daughter’s science fair project featured air quality. I thought this would be a good time to use my ‘weather’ dies. This cute Sun is by Fun Stampers Journey. The clouds are from an Echo Park Paper die and the hearts are a combination of an American Crafts punch and Provo Craft die (remember the Cuttlekids dies? Yep, it’s that old, but I still love the shape of this heart and use it often).
I organize my embellishments by color family: Primary, Brights (candy colors), Lights, and Neutral. For this scrapbook page I dug through my Primary embellishments and pulled out a pack of American Crafts die-cuts, wood buttons from Shimelle, and Daily Flash Stickers & cut-apart cards by October Afternoon.
This cute rainbow die is called the ‘Over the Rainbow Die Set’ by Echo Park Paper and is available at the Echo Park site HERE.
I have collected so many stamps over the years, but rarely make use of them. I challenged myself to use some letter stamps from my stash for the title. The letters were created with letter stamps from Fun Stampers Journey (no longer in business).
So, how about you? Do you have items in your stash that could use a little love? Challenge yourself to create a stashbusting layout this weekend. Perhaps dust off your dies and stamps and see what you can come up with. I’d love to see the end result.
- Mirror Droplets: https://www.amazon.com/shop/janaeubank/list/3R1RKBONB2HJ8
- Collection Used: Joann.com Park Lane ‘Nice Day’ Paper Pad