Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Scrapbook Process: Using A Full Page Die Cut

My assignment from Get It Scrapped!: Make a page that incorporates a full page stencil or die-cut. My page is about stocking up on yarn with the good intention of starting and completing many knitting projects. We'll see how that goes.


When using a full page die cut or stencil, a simple shape can be less intimidating. I chose arrows, which symbolize direction, leading and ambition. They represent all the different directions I could take with my bag of yarn and the ambition I have to knit things.

After cutting the background with my Silhouette, I saved these kraft arrows for future projects.


My favorite thing to do with a large background: fill the negative space with patterned paper. The back side is quite a mess, but turn it over and voila!

I purposely chose this paper with an intertwined pattern. Reminds me of knitting.

A little more patterned paper, some matting and I've got this completely cool background. Almost seems a shame to cover it up.

I decided to tilt the photo block, since everything else is, well, straight as an arrow. Then I added the title and journaling.
Collection Featured: Lily Bee Destination & Pinwheel
I finished the layout with a visual triangle of embellishments closely related to my theme: crochet hearts, buttons, a fabric brad. I rejected my favorite flair as too shiny and hard for this project. So sad.

The buttons are from October Afternoon and Lily Bee, the crochet hearts are from Bella Blvd. and the wood veneer arrow is from Freckled Fawn. Love to shop my stash and come up with these combinations!

There are more ideas and inspiration from the Get It Scrapped! Creative Team here. Do you use full page die cuts or stencils on your pages? What tips can you share?


Current Issue: Grids and Blocks

17 comments:

  1. Awesome layout Sue! I love how you pulled everything together with those embellishment clusters. Good luck with the knitting projects. Nancy Jo

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  2. I'm am really loving those embellishment clusters, Sue. Love how you chose elements that went along with your theme. Fabulous page!

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  3. I love how you used the arrows as your background & those papers work perfect for the knitting theme.

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  4. Love your page and I need to make a stencil background also, thanks for the great idea.
    Debbie

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  5. Sue, this is absolutely amazing! What an awesome idea! Love, love it!

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  6. You do love to fill in the cut-outs, don't you? And I have to concede you are a master at it. I really like those crocheted embellishments, perfect touch that adds to the story.

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  7. Great background! Perfect embellishments of buttons and crocheted items for your yarn themed page. Hope you get lots of knitting time this winter.

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  8. AH-MA-ZING!! I really LOVE everything you did here!!! Lots of inspiration, lots of ideas floating around in my head! I love this!!! :)

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  9. Awesome layout, love the filled background :)

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  10. Hi Sue. It's good to be back and catching up with what you have been creating while I've been away. Your yarn page really struck a chord..there are plenty of good intentions here too, and far too many balls of wool sitting waiting for action

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  11. What a fabulou LO! From the patterned paper-backed die cut to the papers and elements you used to the tilting of you photo strip and the twine frame - it's wonderful! I am feeling the need to pin!

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  12. Amazing page Sue!! Love the different Lily Bee patterns you used to back the arrows, and the twine around the border of your page! And the knitted embellishments are perfect with the theme of your page!

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  13. Fantastic page!! Love all the arrows with Lily Bee behind it!! Also love all the (knitted) accents! Another fun subject to scrap about!

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  14. This is very cool. I love the colors/patterns you selected for the arrows as they coordinate with your photos so well. It is a very busy page but it works! Using the overlays is so trendy right now. Thanks for sharing how you filled in the negative spaces.

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  15. That is so cool! I LOVE how you did the background!

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