Monday, October 14, 2013

Simple Strategy with Nathalie

I am here today to share my third and last page with the October add-on kit "Carefree". I found this old 4x6 print in my desk and it made me laugh! The kid in the photo is now 11 but that's what I love about scrapbooking: it will let you travel in time :)
"What's with the face?"

I used the same technique I explained in my last tutorial to stitch the hearts: printing a free cross stitch template found online in three different size directly on vellum. Also, my page design was inspired by a recent sketch from Page Drafts.

KIT USED: October "Carefree" add-on kit
NON-KIT ITEMS: navy thread, tiny leaf die-cut

What's my simple strategy you ask? Well it's one about getting more out of your kit as you work on your pages. I wanted to add layers behind my 4x6 and was about to cut a brand new page right where those white lines are below. But that's when I thought to myself "Wait! This could make a great background paper for another page!" (yes, I might have said it out loud! :P), so instead of cutting my mat in the corner, I cut it right in the center...
...which allows you later to use the sheet as a base in different ways, on the A side OR the B side...
...which you wouldn't have been able to do if you had cut your mat from the corner, just like I was about to do!
As always with any post here, feel free to ask questions. We will be glad to answer them right in the comment section!

Happy scrapping!

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