Sometimes creativity is sitting right next to you and you don't even realize it. Found objects have long been a favorite in the scrapbooking world, and in our opinion, they still are! Can you think of anything more cost effective than using what you've already got on hand to create layouts?
We challenged three of our designers to incorporate found objects into their layouts, and they delivered...with gusto! First, take a look at the way Stacey Michaud worked office supplies onto this page:
Stacey says: "I'm a big fan of using office supplies like paper clips and staples. This challenge really made me look at my household junk with a new eye. I found that metal bracket and thought it would look cool with ribbon! The large numerals are from a set of mailbox number stickers. I was cleaning out my kids' drawers and found that cute little tag that totally went with my theme!"
Stacey arranged each of these fun little items onto her layout for the perfect "POP" of something special! You'd never known those pieces came from the junk drawer!
Designer Jaime Warren got a little bit artsy on this layout, using the bubble wrap on the inside of a mailing envelope as a stamp.
Jaime says: "I used it to stamp on my layout with some Shimmerz paints. I just painted it on using a paper towel and then gently pressed the wrap on the background paper.
Here, you can see how easy it is to use bubble wrap to add texture to your layout! First, dab on the paint:
Then stamp as much (or as little) as you want! Easy as pie!
And, if you're a parent, you probably have kid art and love notes floating all over the house. Gather them up and tuck them into one of our mini bags like Diana Brodeur did on this layout:
Notes like this, in their tiny little-kid handwriting become priceless keepsakes the older they get. While you may not be able to keep every note they write, you can choose the most precious and get them scrapped.
Each of these layouts made brilliant use of our new Sweet Notes Collection. Did you know it's already on sale over at the Webster's Pages Website? Sweet Notes starts shipping in February, so place your order today!!