Tip of the Week!
We all agree that journaling is one of the most important aspects of scrapbooking. Preserving our legacy for future generations is a major goal all scrapbookers share. So, always use a black, or dark color, pen when journaling. Lighter colors are easily lost and some colors can fade. You want to be sure your memories can be easily read throughout the years.
Looking for a way to bring old die-cuts back to life? Use them as pocket labels! Square and rectangular shapes work best. Glue the side and bottom edges to the pages, then tuck a picture or journaling into the pocket.
Scrapbookers love, love, love ribbon! But have you ever thought of making paper ribbon? Cut patterned paper into strips and you’ll have an endless supply of paper ribbon that perfectly coordinates with your pages and other ribbon embellishments.
What is more fun to play with right now than chipboard letters? Here’s a great idea for using the negative squares left after you’ve punched out the letter – turn them into tags! The negative space makes a perfect window for patterned paper or a special message. You can also use these as personalized gift tags featuring the recipient’s initial.
Here’s an inexpensive idea for adding a special touch to your pages using paint. Add texture by pressing household items into the paint. You can use lace, mesh, bubble wrap or crinkled foil. You can also drag a comb or a fork through the paint.
To create the perfect gift album without stress... take your own personal 12 x 12 album and color photo copy the pages reducing them to 8 x 8 or 6x6. This way, you’re accomplishing two albums at once and the color copy will be less expensive than creating an entire new album!