In April I packed up my entire house to move to a much smaller apartment. When I realized just how much scrapbooking supplies I was hoarding I downsized quite a bit, but as you might know there is always more! Mainly I downsized on all those supplies I had been holding on to forever, you know if I ever would have the perfect project for them. I had boxes and boxes in my garage that now has a great new home with several charity and second hand stores. It felt great to clean out!
Today I´d like to show you an easy way to use up those rolls of washi tape that I know most of us have all too many of.
I started out selecting a few rolls in a color palette I liked and then started lining them up on my background paper. For this layout I went about 1/3 down the paper and used the fun washi colors as my upper background.
Lucky me that the proom dresses had so many peach and pink colors this year! It was so much fun pairing products with the colors.
I had so much fun that I did one more right away. Or actually I made two of these with the white/aqua/black washi tapes because I loved how they looked together!
I often scare away from using patterned paper for my backgrounds because I am afraid the layout will look too busy. But I did like these.
What I learned from having the washis being the background is that you might want to have double or atleast a little bit more of whatever you use to adhere your embellishments with. Atleast a few of my tapes had a more glossy surface that made the things I added on top of them fall of easily. I ended up using my regular double sided tape and two staples just to secure it a little. But don´t let that scare you!
I mentioned making two of those backgrounds above. My second one I used as my background for one of my Pocket Letters I send out. If you are new to Pocket Letters you can read more if you click on that link, but here is what the lady behind it says:
I created Pocket Letters™ as a new way to send letters to your new or existing penpals. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. This can be a one-time exchange or you can keep exchanging Pocket Letters indefinitely. You fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. Then the Pocket Letter is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope. It's the perfect way to send and collect letters from other Pocket Letter Pals (ie people who are sending mail in this format) around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder!
I have been sending these out for a few months and it is so much fun! You can see a few more of mine here!
So there you have it; a fun way to use up your rolls of washi tape (you know, so you can buy new ones!).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Ps. Here is one more layout I had previously made using washi tape as background!
It's the seventh month. In our seventh year. So we thought we might have some fun with the number seven today: our gallery this month is all about the number seven. What will you do to celebrate seven?
A Note from Aliza For my seven theme, I decided to use seven photos. For this story, I knew I wanted to compile pictures from the last few years. The theme guideline really helped me narrow down my pictures, and to decide on the grid configuration. Once that was done, I just grabbed some papers and embellishments that had been sitting on my desk for a while, and suddenly it all came together. I do love when that happens.
July Fun Fact I have been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately that seems to involve compiling pictures form several years into one layout. I guess I am feeling nostalgic.
TAKE FLIGHT BY JENNY LARSON
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Crate Paper) + Thickers (American Crafts) + letter stickers (October Afternoon) + die cut phrase (Studio Calico) + tags (American Crafts, craft supply) + epoxy sticker (Studio Calico) + pen (Copic)
A Note from Jenny This is one of my favorite photos from this year. It’s the last day of elementary school for both boys, so the idea of them taking flight came into my head. With that in mind I selected cloud paper, then pulled embellishments from my embellishment basket where I put new stuff and from embellishments lying loose on the table next to me. I like yellow on aqua, so I dug out some old Thickers for the title, adding pink letter stickers for contrast. Finally, I journaled around the photo in the white space to finish off the page. It took me about a half hour to make this page, but I’m really happy with the result, though it took every ounce of willpower not to pull out the sewing machine to stitch on the page.
July Fun Fact I have visited every state in the US but Alaska, Hawaii, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
A Note from Lisa I made this page as a tribute to one of my daughter´s teachers that has had a big influence on her this past year. I love good, dedicated teachers! I have the journaling on a big tag behind the page and made a tag to make sure you see it when you flip through the album.
July Fun fact The theme this month was to use 7 things on a page (of use the number 7 in one way or another) and at first I thought that I could never put that many products on one page, but it was easy peasy!
A Note from Cari Is not a mystery that I LOVE my cats, so I decided to have a special photoshoot with them. The photos I used here are some of the "fail" but my favorites. This photos are fun and naturals, just the way I feel when I play with my cats.
July Fun Fact In Chile, July is the first month of winter, but as I love bright colors I love getting all those summer collection. Not the same when in Summer starts the release of winter collections, I find them so boring compared to the sunny weather I'm dealing with.
HIPPOSTYLE BY MARNIE FLORES
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (American Crafts) + arrows (Adobe Photoshop) + fonts (Bondoluo, Century Gothic, Bebas)
A Note from Marnie Seven? Seriously? I panicked! I'm good for two or three... I added in some shapes to help boost my count. ☺ I did like how it pushed me to add a little extra. It reminded me of an old Simple column where there were three layouts, each a bit more decorated. This felt like my step two!
July Fun Fact My little ladies are dancing in the fourth of July parade this year! A first for us. They are thrilled!!