How could I unify them and not shop for special Christmas scrapbook paper?
Here’s the plan:
- Use cardstock in my stash to create offset photo collage.
- Cut pictures to create collage and leave empty spaces.
- Fill empty spaces with wrapping paper.
- Add a headline down the side of the page.
Fitting the Pictures
I started with the offset photo block. I used 1 1/2 pieces of grey cardstock as the backdrop and arranged my pictures and the theater ticket.
After this, I trimmed the pictures and glued them to the grey cardstock, leaving little spaces to add wrapping paper.
Enter Wrapping Paper
I don’t like buying a lot of new supplies. I also have a wrapping paper problem.
The problem? I love buying wrapping paper.
I picked three favorites and cut pieces to fit the spaces left on the photo block.
They all happened to feature snowflakes. This was a coincidence.
Be careful when handling wrapping paper. Unless it’s super expensive, it’ll crumple easily and you’ll have to start over again!
I glued down the wrapping paper into the empty spaces.
Time to Add Some Glitter
This is a holiday page, so I wanted a big sparkly headline. I left a bunch of space on the page next to the photos.
I printed the headline in various sizes and experimented with what fit in the space.
I wanted a nice flowy script font, so I downloaded a font called Celine Dion Handwriting from dafont.com.
I transferred the headline from the printout directly to the scrapbook page using my carbon paper/cheat method. Please visit my original post on this for complete instructions. The opportunities are limitless once you learn this technique!
I decided to go with red and gold.
With a very steady hand, I filled in the lines with the glitter glue. I used a thumbtack to spread around the glue inside the letters in order to get good coverage.
After letting it dry, I realized the red glitter glue wasn’t exactly scrapbook-grade. The gold dried just fine, the red sort of seeped through to the other side. Note to self . . .
Still, I love how this turned out. So simple but festive and sparkly!
Tips & Ideas
- Use supplies you have around the house to dress up layouts.
- Consider using wrapping paper in a pinch!
- Download the font, Celine Dion Handwriting for free at dafont.com