Hello, hello, everyone! Maggie here with a look at how I used the "Northern Lights" Kits to create a quick and easy scrapbook page featuring my favorite holiday projects from 2016! You know those times when you've scrapbook'd the heck out of all of your scrappable holiday photos, but your supplies are ADORABLE and you need to find a way to make JUST. ONE. MORE? Well, that's exactly where I found myself when I got ready to create this page. I LOVE all of the patterns and embellishments from this month's kits—but I couldn't, for the life of me, find a cute, unique holiday photo to go along with them. Until it dawned on me...why not just pick some of my favorite projects from last Christmas and document those? Problem solved.
I scoured my Lightroom photos and found a bunch I wanted to use, so I created a grid with those images and printed them out onto 8.5" x 11" photo paper. After that, the rest was simple. Take a look at this video to see just how my layout came together.
Tips & Tricks:
- Don't discount photos of everyday things to help you tell your story. Just because you don't have any photos of people, doesn't mean you can't create something fun!
- If you're using a transparency on your page, and you know there will be areas you're covering with other paper or embellishments, don't worry about placing adhesive on the back of the transparency. You won't see it anyway. Other ways (besides glue or a tape runner) to adhere transparencies to your projects include a line of stitching, staples, grommets, brads, and stickers.
- Try using a few smatterings of enamel dots on your pages to give them a final, finished look. Cluster them together in groupings of three or more and vary their sizes to add visual interest.
and the tip I should use more often...
- Measure twice, cut once!
Thank you so much taking a look at my page! I hope I've inspired you to maybe think outside the box next time you have you some embellishments that are just begging to be used, but you don't necessarily have a photo you love. Remember, as long as it's important to you, it's worth documenting!