Friday, June 7, 2013

Stripe Layout!

Surprise Friday post here, folks. I had some extra time this week, which of course went directly to crafting, and I thought I'd show you what I've been up to.

Do you ever find yourself in need of single pages for your scrapbook? I find that I always end up with two pages that match, but I need a front page, or a back page, or maybe I only have one picture that I want to highlight. Can you relate?

I was working on a totally different project (check back Monday for that one) and I made a huge mistake. I was cutting something out with my cricut and instead of starting with a piece of  (cheap) white paper, I just guessed and cut my (not cheap) patterned paper. It took three more tries to get it right, but meanwhile, I had this huge piece of patterned paper that I'd now 'ruined'. Well, I wasn't going to stand for that, so I decided to see what I could do with it. After playing with it for a little while, I realized it would be a great starting point for a scrapbook page, so that's what I did! Wanna see some pictures?

This will hold one 5" x 7" photo, although it could also be a really cool collage page, I suppose. I was thinking more of a Title page. Obviously, there is no journaling or photo on it yet, but I really love the way it turned out! Now! Details. Colors: CTMH Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate, and Colonial White. I used a piece of paper from CTMH's Buzz and Bumble pack, cut on the cricut at about 10 inches. The photo mat is 5" x 7", the orange paper is 5" x 1.5", and the brown strip is 1.5" tall and then I just cut it to fit the shape. I also used Autumn Terracotta Bakers twine and a Milepost shape (the cardboard arrow), and some pretty sparkle accents that I think came with the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the go but I found while I was digging around in my drawer of embellishments. I think it turned out pretty well!

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  1. Nice page...great way to save those mess ups! TFS!

  2. Thanks Marie! I hate wasting paper, especially expensive paper, so I'm thrilled with this project and how it turned out!

  3. I too have those frames sitting in my "to do crafts" LOL! I love the stripes. Really different.