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Locker Room: Use Those Scraps

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Hi friends,

Melissa here with you today with my last cards created using the beautiful June Aquarelle kit. This is a Locker Room post which, for me, dreams up half time. You know, it’s the Super Bowl and the teams are playing their game. Maybe one team just needs that extra pep talk to keep the energy flowing. That talk may contain some new inspiration that keeps the game fresh. So, that’s what we’re doing today. June is drawing to a close and the July kit is ready for you BUT, I know you still have some scraps and leftover embellies to use. So, let’s have a pep talk and I’ll give you some fresh ideas for how to use them all up on a card.

I am also sharing a process video with all the juicy details. Here are the two cards I’m sharing in the video…

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Alright, to see all the ideas and tips on how I created these two cards, I want to invite you to check out the Cards with Melissa video below and happy creating!

 

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Are you a Saver?

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I’m like my mother, and like her mother and like her mother…. You get my drift, right?!

We are SAVERS!

And, of course, all the Clique Kits bits and fab paper are totally worth saving. Every last inch!  Which is why at the end of this and every kit I receive from Clique Kits, I make something special with the last few pieces left.  I hope to show you clever ways on what can be done with your extra leftover bits throughout the year!

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In this specific post I’ll walk you through my process of making a scrappy mini with the Funfetti Kit. I approach any non 12×12 scrapbook layout or pocket page with the same process laid out below.  I will list them here first and them break it down as the post continues:

  1. Shape 
  2. Theme
  3. Binding

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I first look at what the majority of the pieces shape is.  In this case, they are rectangle.  I cut or ripped each larger scrap as a base for the pages.  90% of scrapbooking paper is double sided so if you don’t like a certain b-side, paste one to it. Not only will it add stability to the book but you won’t have to work with the side you don’t like:)PicsArt_10-11-07.59.34

Then for your theme you can fly by the seat of your pants or have some structure.  I used the leftover picture that ‘didn’t make the cut’ for week-in-the-life but you are free to use vacation leftovers, sports shots or just a book on selfies.   Obviously you’ll organize pictures by what works best with each scrapbooking paper page.

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Size will definitely determine the picture you will get to use.  Don’t be afraid to cut them smaller, please.  You probably will like the picture better!  I print all my pictures in 4×6’s and sometimes those 2″ cut away leftover pieces when I make a 4×4 album make for some great shots!

After adding all the pictures, alphas, printables and extra scraps of paper each page it gets pretty sturdy.  So you’ll have to consider that when you choose your binding.

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I’m a big fan of the rings you can buy at Office whatever because you can buy a pack of different sizes in a great silver.


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Think about using ribbon, string, or brads when assembling.  You don’t always have to use plastic page protectors or a ring for binding when using an album. Also, picking up any type of album, even if it’s at the dollar store will work.

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I truly appreciate you stopping by for read and I hope to see you soon!!

XOXOXO

-Kim

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