American Crafts Storyteller | 2 Tips to create an awesome scrapbook layout

Welcome to a new blog post here on my blog. Today I want to share 2 tips to create an awesome scrapbook layout. The secret to make your layout awesome is to add something handmade to your project.

My 2 tips:

  1. Customize the background and
  2. add at least one handmade embellishment.

Before I go into detail, let's first have a look at the finished scrapbook page:

Tip 1: Customize the background. There are a lot of options. I used a stencil and embossing paste to create a nice texture and an eyecatcher on the scrapbook page. Some of the words will be covered later by the photo and embellishments. However, just knowing that you created the background yourself, will make your layout special :).

Tip 2: Create a handmade embellishment. I used an ordinary paper clip and added a washi-tape flag.

How to: paper clip with washi-tape flag. Grab a paper clip. Get a washi-tape spool. Place a strip of washi-tape onto the top of the clip. Glue the washi-tape strip as shown in the photo below. Cut to the desired shape. Done!

Add bold flower ephemera pieces onto the layout for a happy look & feel:

Supplies: American Crafts | Vicki Boutin 'Storyteller': Bohemian (34001326), Narrative (34001328), Sticker Book (34001341), Embellishments (34001342), Embellishments (34001343), Washi Tape Spools (34001345), Wild Soul Stencil (34001348)

Thank you for stopping by today. And now have a look at the post over on the American Crafts Blog to find out more. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.

WRMK | Embellishments and backgrounds for cards | Sticky Gel Mat

Welcome to a new post here on my blog. I'm glad you're here :). I tried the Sticky Gel Mat by We R Memory Keepers. And made fun backgrounds with acrylic paints by Maggie Holmes and Vicki Boutin. Please watch the short video tutorial. Find the link at the end of this post. Once I finished the backgrounds, I used a variety of dies and cut embellishments to decorate my cards.

Tipp: Use the following dies to create cute decorative elements ...

  • circles
  • bows
  • tags
  • and any other dies you love.
And add stitched details for even more fun!!!

And now watch the short video tutorial how to create backgrounds with the Sticky Gel Mat by We R Memory Keepers.
The video tutorial shows you how to use the Sticky Gel Mat by We R Memory Keepers with acrylic paints, brayer and white paper. Use fun color combinations like pink, light blue and rose gold. Either use the paper as the background for cards or create fun embellishments with dies and stamps. Have fun! Supplies you'll need: Sticky Gel Mat (WRMK), brayer, acrylic paints, toothpick, paper (and a variety of dies to create embellishments).

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you feel inspired to create fun embellishments and backgrounds for cards with the Sticky Gel Mat. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.