So Many Good Tips Here

There are so many great scrapping tips in this article, I just had to share.  Read through the text.  Leigh shares how she overcame some challenges to make this page look great!  My notes are at the bottom as to what I learned today.


By Leigh Penner


I decided to play along with the Crate Colour Challenge this month, which was very fun!



I pulled out my (latest) favourite Crate Paper products and got to work, making this layout.

In addition to the Crate Paper patterned paper, I also used some Crate Paper chipboard, stickers & border stickers, as well as some Papertrey Ink stamps (strawberry patch sentiments) and dies (tag sale #3). I also used some baker’s twine.



I love this photo that Sage’s teacher took of Sage & me at the zoo last week. However, there was a car driving past in the background which bothered me, so I decided to hide it with the tag. The tag was cut from a sheet of 12×12 patterned paper that was full of tags, but  it seemed to be missing something, so I ran it through my big shot with my PTI tag sale #3 die to trim it up slightly, punch the hole and add some embossing. There was a part on the tag that said “to/from”, so I covered these with the chipboard strawberry.

It’s hard to tell in the photo, but Sage’s top is a royal blue. I decided to play this up a little by adding three blue elements in a triangle around the photo: the chipboard flower on the chipboard strawberry on the title tag, the “wonderful” sticker that I layered over another sticker and the fussy cut flowers on the journaling tag.


The reddish pink embellishments are also in a similar triangle: again, the strawberry on the title tag, the strawberries on the journaling tag and the frame around the wonderful sticker.

This journaling tag came from another sheet of 12×12 paper and was orginally 3×4″, which was a little too long for what I needed. I ended up cutting the tag in two and then layered them back together again using the scalloped edge as a guide. The bakers twine hides the cut.


Thanks for looking!


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Helpful scrapping tips:

1.  Go to a color or design challenge when stuck

2. Hide an undesirable part of the photo with an embellishment

3. Alter a preprinted embellishment to make it your own style

4. Use an embellishment to cover parts that you don’t care for

5. Bring out colors in the photo with small accents – blue bits of color in a triangular pattern on this one

6. Modify the preprinted embellishment to fit your design; Leigh covered the cut line with Baker’s twine