Stashbusting: Using Only Die Cuts

Have you ever tried creating a scrapbook page using only die cuts? That is what I did on this next layout. Check it out below!

TROPICAL ADVENTURE

I had picked up this pack of large die cuts at Michael’s one summer after our vacation to Hawaii. I thought they would be the perfect page accents. However, I didn’t have any paper that matched the style of the die cuts and the size of the die cuts themselves was quite large. So, I decided to use them as the main focal point for my page.

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I arranged my photos together and then began tucking the leaves and flowers in around them. Notice again, that there is no patterned paper layers on this page … only die cuts.

I ended up with two “spaces” between the leaves. I used the space at the top of the page for my journaling …

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… and the space at the bottom of the page for the title.

This page title was created with an “oldie-but-goodie” stamp set in my stash. They are the “Nadiya Stamps” by Studio Calico from 2008. I remember when they released these stamps. I HAD to have them … but you know what?! I think this is only the second time I have actually USED them. *blush*

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The small gold Thickers made the perfect little shelf for my stamped word to “sit” on.

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This weekend, dig into your stash and find a set of die cuts that could use some love. If they are a large set, try using them as “layers” tucked in around your photos, instead of using patterned paper. Who knows? You might just come up with a design you love!

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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American Crafts: Summer Vacation Memories with Field Notes

School is back in session, but my mind is on all of the fun our family had this past summer. We were able to cross off one of my bucket list items with a visit to the Oregon coast. It was wonderful!
The bright colors and patterns of the Vicki Boutin Field Notes collection by American Crafts remind me of our Oregon vacation and the colorful Glass Shop we visited while we were there. It was the perfect choice to scrapbook these photos!
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I chose to use a neutral Kraft cardstock background for this page, which allowed the colors and patterns of the One of a Kind Paper and Flower Ephemera Die Cuts to really POP! The black accents and stamping punctuates all of the colors as well.
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I love all of the horizontal phrases and border elements included in the Escape the Ordinary Gold Foil Chipboard Stickers … they were perfect for the marrying photos together along the seam and filling in odd spaces around the page design.
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I cut the black banner chipboard banner in half using half across the phrase sticker in between the photos and the other half at the bottom of the page. The zig zag shape adds interest to the page and the black color grounds the other elements and keeps your eye moving through the different portions of the layout.
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The stamps have got to be my favorite part of this paper collection! They were so much fun to use and really helped to bring in the patterns that we saw in the art that we saw on our visit to the glass studio.
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Stashbusting: Beach Fun

This is about the time during Summer that I feel it slipping between my fingers. There’s a sudden panic to fit in one more road trip, or to make sure we have checked off all of our summer bucket list items as we start making the shift to thinking about Back to School.

The great thing is that Summer can last all year long in the scrapbook world! Just pull out some bright papers and spend some time working on a summer memory or two.

Today I am sharing a page using the Carta Bella Paper Beach Day collection with a few fish making an appearance from the Echo Park Paper Under the Sea collection. I’ve mixed these items together with a few sticker sets that have been hanging around in my stash.

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My fish are flying out of the ocean waves with the help of a few yellow toothpicks that I grabbed from my kitchen.

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I created a little scene on this circle punched from the Cool Cruising paper using the Beach Day Element Stickers, a puffy sun sticker by Mambi, and a dimensional umbrella sticker from an older Recollections sticker sheet.

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The “F-U-N” pennant stickers were also from the Recollections sticker sheet and look so cute here with the blue Momenta letter stickers. (It’s not often you find bright blue letter stickers … they are usually aqua or teal … so I snag this color up whenever I see it somewhere!)

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More stickers and a punched photograph adorn the circular elements at the bottom of the page.

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I love printing my photos in smaller sizes so I have room to play with design elements on a page, and this one was a lot of fun to do!

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Carta Bella Paper: Pack Your Bags for Portland

This year for our summer vacation my family spent a week in a beach house in Oregon. It was absolutely amazing. The first night we arrived we took in the sights and sounds of Portland before making the drive out to the coast. We ate at an amazing restaurant and I couldn’t wait to get home and scrapbook about it using the new Pack Your Bags collection.
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I was so happy to see a tag on the Hello World Paper that included the Portland airport. Of course I had to include it at the top of my page!
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Because this was the day of our arrival, I used the airplane sticker to create a little scene at the top of the page. The clouds were cut from a paper in the 6×6 paper pad.
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It was raining in Portland as we were exploring the city (no surprise there, ha! ha!). I represented the rain on this page by creating  the blue textured background with the Destination Stripe 6×6 Stencil and some texture paste (tinted blue with spray mist) on the Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock. I love the way it looks!
I stacked together several suitcase stickers to accent my page title of “Discover Portland.” The “discover” word is from the Escape Word Die Set. The “Portland” letters were cut from a red paper of the 6×6 paper pad using the Script Alphabet Die Set.
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The patterned border strips and pink paper below the title are also from the 6×6 paper pad. I added my typed journaling strips to the pink paper and then accented the bottom right corner of the page with several stickers layered on top of the red/white ticket from the Ephemera pack.
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Wherever your summer vacation may take you, the Carta Bella Pack Your Bags collection is the perfect way to document your adventure!
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