Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's easy to...

create a page using a collection pack!

I love collection packs!!  What is there not to love about them.  This is one of my new favorite packs, called Oliver by BasicGrey.  It has 18 double sided papers, an alphabet sticker sheet, and a shaped sticker sheet all in one pack.  So how do you turn this into a great page?  Keep on reading. 

First, print out your photos and find a collection pack that goes with the theme of your photos.  Also find some solid colored cardstock that matches your collection pack.  You will also need a paper trimmer, your favorite adhesive, and a pen. 

Lay your photos out on the cardstock in the positions that you would like them in when you are done with your page. This will give you a visual on where you can place your patterned paper. I like to snap a picture of my placement so that I don't forget.

Now comes the fun part.  Use your paper trimmer to cut different rectangles, squares, and strips of the different patterned paper.  Have fun overlapping them on your page in the empty spaces on your layout.  Don't forget they can go under pictures too.  Striped paper works great for a journaling spot and don't forget that you can cut shapes out of any patterned paper too to create your own diecuts.  And since you are using a collection pack everything will match! 

When you have the patterned paper where you want it adhere your photos, add a title and journaling, and any stickers or other embellishments that came with your pack.  Here is my finished project. 

So if you are new to scrapbooking and aren't sure how to start this is a great way to get your feet wet.  If you are an avid scrapbooker already, this is a great challenge (it's hard not to use all those fancy tools we collect).  Either way you only need a few items to create a fast and easy page.  Thanks for stopping and have fun creating!! 

  • collection pack: BasicGrey (Oliver Collection Pack)
  • cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
  • pen: Zig Memory Systems (Pure Black)

1 comment:

  1. Great idea on how to use those pattern papers in a collection. Awesome pictures!