Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In a Pinch? Try some Pre-Designed Paper!

Wow - it's been a crazy month and my poor blog has been neglected - so sorry!!  When I'm short on time for scrapping, I love to grab some pre-designed background paper to serve as a foundation for my layout.  It's like adding a layer of dimension for free...lol.  It's like Soup Starter for scrapbook pages (what ever happened to Soup Starter anyway?...)

For this layout, I started with the postage stamp paper from the For the Record collection.  I trimmed down the green graph paper and punched the edge with a Stampin' Up notebook punch.  I added another layer of patterned paper as a 'belly band' and mounted my photo so part of it would stick out of the green graph paper.  The arrangement of papers and photos adds visual interest (at least I think so!).  The fonts here are Quickutz Banana Split and Diesel.
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For my next layout (of my precious pup Tabitha!) I started with a Bo Bunny bracket shape background and mounted it on top of a coordinating patterned paper.  All I needed to add to finish the page was a few swirly flourishes from the recent Quicktuz Yearbook release - love those swirls) and a bold title cut from a retired Quickutz font called Stardust.  Waterfall Stickles added some sparkle too!  My scanner is not a full 12" and the image was off a bit from the scan, so the edges are a bit cropped off, but you get the idea - lol! 
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Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!