Welcome to Song of My Heart Stampers' blog series, 31 Pages In 31 Days! Every day during the month of August, I'll be posting a single or double page scrapbook layout for your inspiration.
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG with us by challenging yourself to complete thirty-one pages, too, and posting your progress online using the hashtag #31pagesin31days. Hope to see your work out there in cyberspace, very soon!
Today's inspiration page comes to us courtesy of Scrapbooker's One-Sheet Wonders Volume 4. I had one sheet of this polka-dotted navy and white patterned paper, so reaching for a one-sheet wonder was a no-brainer! To soften the navy against the stark white background, I added Balmy Blue and Grapefruit grove double mats and accents.
TIP: even a small stamp can become an embellishment, especially if grouped together as seen here with the circle punches. Because a lot of care and attention has been lavished on this small piece, it's been given a place of importance to the eye. MOST stamps can adapt from cardmaking to scrapbooking--it just takes knowing a few tips to use the smallish ones!
I wanted to highlight three fun ways to use the Everyday Label punch for scrapbooking. The first is to use it as a journaling space (duh.) The second is to use just one side of it as a faux "tab" to add some little office-style accents to photo mats. The third (not shown) is to trim off one end and use the other half as a tag, punching a hole and stringing baker's twine through it. And here's a bonus tip for you--all of those ideas can be used with the Lots of Labels framelits, too!
That's it from me today--Natalie goes in for her high school interview this morning (oh my) and then we're going shopping, so I've got my MOM hat firmly on. How are you doing with your scrapping? It's hard to balance motherhood's in-the-moment duties with the need to preserve the memories our offspring are making as fast as they can!
See you tomorrow for Day 8 and another fun giveaway. Spread the word!