|Supplies: patterned cardstock from Neenah Paper; chipboard sentiment from ScrapMatts; corner punch from Creative Memories.|
This month I thought it would be fun to use up some "mini"-sized supplies, including sequins, a button stamp, 8.5x11" cardstock, and 6x6" patterned paper. Sometimes it's fun to move away from the standard 12x12" scrapbook page and make something little and cute.
The triptych above shows my supplies. They're all in the top photo. The bottom left photo shows the flipsides of the patterned papers, which offer many colorful cut-apart pieces. The bottom right photo shows a close-up of the index card sheet and the button stamp. With these supplies, I had the option of creating a subtle, tone-on-tone kraft look, as I did for the birthday card at the top of this post. But I also had the option of creating something much more colorful...
|previously blogged here|
...which is what I did with this scrapbook page. It's a 7x7" page, for the mini album that I'm making about my cats.
|Additional supplies: ink from Hero Arts; blue thread from DMC; red thread from Canvas Corp.; laser-cut wood pieces from ScrapMatts.|
To my surprise, I had very little cardstock and paper left over when I had finished making the birthday card and cat layout. All I could think to do with the scraps was to make some page embellishments, which is what you see in this photo. I've already begun using these embellishments on some new scrapbook pages. I'll show an example in a future post. [ETA: I've added that post here.] But for now, I'm going to sign off. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I always enjoy sharing ideas for fun ways to use up supplies. Happy crafting! :)