Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Scrap Strip Layouts

Hello fellow scrappers...oh, and cardmakers, and papercrafters. LOL! Today I'm sharing with you 2 one-page 12x12 layouts that I'll be teaching mid next month at The Scrappin' Pad. Most of the classes at The Pad have been projects and we had yet to do an actual layout class. So, we decided to start with a basic layout and technique class. I think I've covered the "basic" layout but you may be wondering what the technique is. Well, it's working with Strip Paper. We've all seen it. The paper that has different sized strips, some with words, some plain, some patterned. Yeah, that. I took 1, yes 1, Scrap Strip, 1 piece of cardstock, 1 piece of patterned paper and 1 sticker sheet and created 2 layouts. Talk about stretching those bucks. That's why those Scrap Strips are so great. You can do sooooo much with them.

For the first layout here, I took the strips to make a border along the bottom of my page. I added a 5x7 picture then cut out the stars from another one of the strips to embellish. Then, I pop-dotted the sticker so it would barely overlap the picture and that's it.

For the second layout, I used a few more of the strips from the Scrap Strip to create a layered border down the left side of my page. I added three 4x6 photos then arranged the stickers to read "U R..." and added the list sticker. Oh, and I went back and cut 2 photo corners with my Quickutz to add a little something extra. That's it!
Very easy. Two layouts completed in less than hour. There are so many ways to use these papers. Katie

Patterned paper and stickers: Scenic Route Paper Co., Metropolis Collection; Kraft Cardstock: Prism


GiftsByHeidi said...

Glad to see you posting again! I've missed seeing your work. Love these layouts, they're wonderful. Hope the classes go well!

Britta said...

Hi Katie!
Thank you for your nice words on the MM blog! Your layouts are very pretty, too!