Tuesday, November 18, 2008

2nd Saturday Recap

We are always excited for 2nd Saturday each month. It's fun to get together, learn new techniques, and share ideas. Last month in scrapbooking we learned how to use vellum in different ways. Let's start with show and tell from some of our customers:

Natasha and Nitchele Meyers used a curvy ruler to create wavy borders on their layouts. They covered the patterned papers with vellum to diffuse the busyness. Notice the die cut scalloped circles underneath the large flowers? Those were cut from vellum and accented with some rhinestones. Great job, girls!
Tara Lehmann curled the bottom edge of a pre-printed vellum title and placed it underneath her focal picture. She then added doodling, which is all the accent this layout needs! Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone sometimes and try a technique you might not normally try.
The theme for next month is how to use stickers in creative ways. Kathy shared some great ideas with the following layouts:

EK Success has a great selection of Disney-themed stickers. They might be just the thing you need to finish off that princess page!

You can create a whole layout with a Bazzill sticker sheet and some cardstock. They include title and accent pieces in a variety of themes. And the cool thing is they are textured just like their cardstock!

Besides scattering small word stickers throughout her layout, Kathy also accented her metal embellishment with a sticker in the center. It was the perfect fit!

Many companies create matching stickers and chipboard. The idea is to layer the stickers on top of the chipboard for added dimension. Cosmo Cricket is one of our favs!

Stickers that match a line of patterned paper takes all the guess work out of creating. For a little extra "wow" factor, add bling on top of stickers.

If you are old enough, you might remember the puffy stickers that were popular in the 70s and 80s. It might seem like deja vu, but they are back! American Crafts has them in bright retro colors to add dimension and shine to a layout.
We hope these ideas can give you a jump start on next month's assignment. We can't wait to see what you create with stickers!

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