March 19, 2014

Using Your Scraps | 3 Birds Studio

Do you ever save your left over paper scraps to use on other projects? How about using them on your next layout! I made this layout for 3 Birds Studio using some scraps and a few coordinating embellishments.
I cut the shape of the United States with my Silhouette die cutting machine. You could also search online for a United States map image, then trace and cut the shape by hand.
Next, I added some coordinating pieces from the Graceful Season collection. Since this layout is for our vacation album, I cut out the shape of Montana, and added the chipboard star to highlight where the photo was taken.
 
And now for the scraps, I gathered some of the left over pieces that I had saved from other projects, pulled everything that color-coordinated with my photo and cut those pieces into small strips. I cut them all by hand instead of with my paper trimmer so all of the edges would have more of a mismatched and random look. To finish the layout, I adhered the strips around the edge of the cardstock, and sewed a few rows of “messy stitching”.
I also have a new Pinterest inspired project up on the 3 Birds blog today, stop by and take a look!!  Here's a little sneak peek...
 
SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12 x 12 Premium Paper Pad, Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter and Foil Kit

7 comments:

Solange J. said...

This is truly beautiful, love the color palette, the frame and the USa cards as mat !

Valerie Andrieux said...

Great idea for using a state cut and a map cut ! Very pretty !

Carlie Hamilton said...

Beautiful - though my favourite part is definitely the photo :)

Leslie Webster said...

Love this, fantastic page and no I never think to use scraps for the next page, usually just a card or two.

Lisa Echerd said...

Oh, I love this. Love the US shape and the use of scraps around the edges.

Ashley Horton said...

This layout is AWESOME, Mary Ann!! My new favorite! Great use of your scraps and I love your photo!

Patricia Roebuck said...

I LOVE this LO! Gorgeous!!