Happy Easter Monday, everyone! I don't know about you, but I seriously over did it in the jelly bean and chocolate bunny department yesterday. And no, you are never too old for an Easter basket, as my mother says to me every year when she presents one to me. *blush* So, while this challenge should be "How to lose the three pounds I put on over Easter weekend because I ate too many Peeps," I think we'll get on with some scrappy fun instead! So put the jelly beans to the side and let's get started.
We all love dimension on our pages, but sometimes the bulk makes it difficult to store them in page protectors. And when you heap it on a card, the Post Office doesn't hesitate to punish you with another ounce or two of postage! Here's a fun technique that gives you all the dimension you love, but lays flat for storage or mailing.
As you can see from this layout, rows and rows of small punched butterflies add so much dimension and tactile interest to the page. But the great part about this technique is that all of those lovely, little bugs will lay flat for storage or mailing. How, you ask?
After punching out the butterflies from patterned paper and dictionary paper, I folded each one in half and then gently flattened them again. I glued them to the page by applying adhesive only to the center body of each butterfly. Once all of the butterflies were in place, I gently lifted up on the wings. Paper has memory, so even when this layout is placed in a page protector, when it is slipped out, the wings will pop back up again for instant dimension.
Here is the sketch from Scrapbook PageMaps Vol. 2 that this layout was based on:
I hope you'll join me again on Wednesday, where we'll try this same technique on a card! Enjoy your Easter Monday, everyone.
~ Becky Fleck
Thank you Becky for a great sketch, a great challenge and a great technique! We also just came across another fun technique to share. Would you like to learn how to make the Maya Road Zipper flowers that we featured in our Most Wanted from the spring issue that look like this:
Then just click here http://mayaroad.typepad.com/mayaroad/2011/04/zipper-flower-video-tutorial.html! Perfect for Mother's Day gifts!
Just a reminder to make sure you have May 7th circled on your calendar! This is National Scrapbook Day and not only do we have our very talented team on deck to deliver some fabulous challenges, we have a BIG announcement to make. Yes, it's BIG...really BIG! We cannot wait to share! In fact, it's killing us to keep it until then and I am pretty sure we'll have some hints in the upcoming days.
See you tomorrow!