Scrapbook Layouts

Hello Friends Layout With Stacked Stickers

It’s time for me to brighten up your day with a colourful layout, with stacked stickers of all different hues layered up…

Hello Friends:

http://jennifergracecreates.com/hello-friends-layout-with-stacked-stickers/

Nice and vibrant, isn’t it? This photo was taken in spring a couple of years ago, and I must say I’m looking forward to the weather warming up so that we can start adventuring again.

As you can probably tell I had a lot of fun layering up my stickers on this page. I just counted, and there’s about 50 stickers on here, plus enamel dots and chipboard stickers too!

To start with I knew I wanted to use this colourful piece of Webster’s Pages paper for my photo:

Hello Friends Layout With Stacked Stickers (Layered Stickers) at Jennifer Grace Creates

So I pulled a bunch of stickers from my stash which matched the colours / theme of the page:

Hello Friends Layout With Stacked Stickers (Layered Stickers) at Jennifer Grace Creates

They are all cut out from their backing sheets so that I could play around with the placement of them on the page before sticking them down. The only ones which I couldn’t cut out were the glittery circles on the right, as they are snug together.

I piled up the stickers, shuffling and changing until I was happy with the look of the page – I couldn’t try out the glittery gold circles so I just kept them to one side to remind me to use them in a minute:

Hello Friends Layout With Stacked Stickers (Layered Stickers) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I stuck them all down! This did take a little while, as I had to carefully shuffle down the top layers, stick down a sticker on the bottom layer, then shuffle them back up to check they were in the right place. I kept referring back to my earlier photo to check their placement too, so it’s a good idea to take a digital photo if you can!

I remembered to include some circles as I was sticking the other stickers down, just dotting a few here and there, and using one big one for the title (which I changed from ‘hello girl’ to ‘hello friends’):

Hello Friends Layout With Stacked Stickers (Layered Stickers) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Next I went through my stash again to find some chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, and enamel dots, which all helped to add a bit of dimension to an otherwise flat page. I also stamped a couple of butterflies to the left of the photo, as the page was looking a bit heavy on the right without them:

Hello Friends Layout With Stacked Stickers (Layered Stickers) at Jennifer Grace Creates

Having the title circled by a sticker stops it getting lost on the busy page:

Hello Friends Layout With Stacked Stickers (Layered Stickers) at Jennifer Grace Creates

There’s just a couple of lines of journaling at the bottom of the layout, because the stickers had lots of phrases on to add to the story:

Hello Friends Layout With Stacked Stickers (Layered Stickers) at Jennifer Grace Creates

I think the page does these 2 smiley girls justice, what do you think?!

Do you have a surplus of stickers in your stash? Try layering them up like this to use lots up at once! If you need further inspiration for using up stickers see THIS LAYOUT for another page full of stickers, or maybe you might want to follow THIS TUTORIAL for turning scrapbook stickers into pendants!

I hope you’re having a great weekend,

Jennifer x

Cardmaking, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Let The Stickers Be The Stars – Clean And Simple Christmas Cards

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

I’ve got quite a quick post for you today, about these ‘Let The Stickers Be The Stars’ Clean and Simple Christmas Cards:

Let The Stickers Be The Stars - Clean And Simple Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

I decided to use up some Christmas stickers by planning my cards around them and letting them be the stars of the show!

First I found a pile of Christmas stickers, plus some enamel and metallic dots, some 6×6 patterned paper and scraps, and 3 card blanks:

Let The Stickers Be The Stars - Clean And Simple Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

I chose a few of the stickers in different colour tones, and pick a couple of sheets of paper each to match. The left-hand stickers were bright red & green, the middle stickers were pale blue and red, and the right-hand stickers were a more dull, vintage style red and green:

Let The Stickers Be The Stars - Clean And Simple Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

I layered the two patterned papers for each card on top of each other, with a rectangle of white card on top too. All the edges were inked with a gold ink pad. The white rectangle was a slightly different size on each card, depending on how much I wanted the patterns below to be showing:

Let The Stickers Be The Stars - Clean And Simple Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then all I had to do was arrange my stickers in a pleasing manner! I even used stickers for the sentiments. A couple of the sentiments were stuck on with foam dots to stop it all looking too flat:

Let The Stickers Be The Stars - Clean And Simple Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

I also added glitter tape to the left-hand card to give the reindeer something to stand on!

Be Inspired:

Make a project where you plan it around a sticker or two

Create a set of 3 clean and simple Christmas cards or tags

Add dots and stars close to an icon for a sprinkling of magic

Which card is your favourite?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll see you again tomorrow!

Jennifer x

Scrapbook Layouts

Focus On Excess Supplies – Sticker Surplus!

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

Good morning! I hope you’re ready for a day of crafty inspiration!

To start the day off let’s focus on excess supplies. Think of something you’ve got too much of – paper, chipboard, punches, brads… whatever needs a dent made in it. Then go all out on your next project and use as much as possible! I chose to focus on stickers, and I used them to make this layout:

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

The only piece of patterned paper is the bit the journaling is written on, everything else is stickers!

Here’s what my sticker stash looked like when I tipped it out onto the table. This is most of my stickers, but I probably have a few more hidden away:

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Because I knew I was going to go sticker crazy I chose a clean white background. I also stuck my title down first, and prepared my journaling (but didn’t stick it down yet) because I know that one of my biggest problems is forgetting to leave space for those two things:

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Now I was able to let loose with the stickers without worrying about losing space for those things!

Next I added some background stickers – these were the stickers that were simpler shapes – and larger, or like patterned paper, or muted in colour:

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I added the medium-sized stickers which had more interesting shapes. Some were stuck flat to the page, and some are on pop-dots. I stuck the photo down at this stage too:

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I stuck the journaling down, and it was time for the accent stickers – the smaller ones to fill up the gaps and to make sure the colours were repeated around the page:

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

All I did after that was sprinkle on some gold mist drops, and some gems and enamel dots!

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

The journaling reads:

The Perfect Kiss? The kids may have been watching, the clouds might have been threatening rain, but a kiss from you, standing by the sea, is just perfect! Moments like this are what family holidays are all about… together time. xxx

It was good to use up some of the ‘lovey-dovey’ stickers on this page, I don’t often scrapbook about me and my husband so these have been in my stash for too long:

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I enjoyed using a couple of big stickers to accentuate the photo too – the globe because we were on holiday and the sandcastle because this was the only day we got to play on the beach (it was a rainy holiday):

Focus On Excess Supplies - Sticker Surplus Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’m definitely going to try this out with another box of excess supplies. What would you use?

Be Inspired:

Gather a supply which you have too much of and use lots on your next project

Stick your title onto your layout before anything else

Turn some feathers and a circle into a rosette

Get crafting! Add all your projects to the Challenge Linky. I’ll see you again at 11am,

Jennifer x