Good morning! Aly here with some fun ways to incorporate party products onto your scrapbook pages. Before summer’s end we will have celebrated three birthdays in our family, so I thought it would be a fun challenge to see if I could include party products on some scrapbook layouts to add a bit of fun and festivity!
I started with some crepe paper, cupcake liners, and paper doilies (which are often used to line hors d’oeuvres and desserts). You can find all of these items in the party or baking aisle of your local craft or department store.
First I used some crepe paper to create a frame around my photo on this layout.
Supplies: patterned paper (Vintage Street Market) + foil paper (Vintage Street Market) + crepe paper (Vintage Street Market ) + tags (Vintage Street Market) + aged tape (Vintage Street Market) + chipboard letter stickers (Jillibean Soup) + mini alpha stickers (Jillibean Soup) + baker’s twine (Kraft Outlet) + custom epoxies made with Shape Studio Tool Round 14 (Epiphany Crafts) + Clubhouse Vintage Settings (Epiphany Crafts) + white gel pen (Uniball by Signo)
I cut the crepe paper in half lengthwise using pinking shears, and then added adhesive around the edges of the back of my photo. I gathered and pressed my crepe paper into the adhesive, and then matted it with some fun foil paper.
On this layout I used paper doilies as masks while inking the background paper.
Supplies: patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket) + cardstock stickers (Cosmo Cricket) + tiny alpha stickers (Cosmo Cricket ) + chipboard alpha stickers (American Crafts) + Shape Studio Tool Round 14 with Bubble Caps and Tea Room Vintage Settings (Epiphany Crafts) + accent ink and spray (Clearsnap) + paper doilies (Wilton) + machine stitching
I pre-planned my design and sketched it out so I would know about where I wanted to place my doilies. I attached them to the background paper using removable adhesive, and then sprayed the paper with ink. Once the ink was dry, I carefully removed the doilies and their beautiful images remained on the paper.
And finally I created some fun colorful flowers on this page using plain white cupcake liners and spray ink.
Supplies: textured cardstock (We R Memory Keepers) + patterned paper (We R Memory Keepers) + cardstock sticker (We R Memory Keepers) + ribbon (We R Memory Keepers) + twine(We R Memory Keepers) + washi tape (We R Memory Keepers) + canvas button (We R Memory Keepers) + buttons (Basic Grey, Jillibean Soup) + circle cutter (We R Memory Keepers) + Sew Ribbon tool (We R Memory Keepers) + Cricut die cutting machine (Provo Craft) + cupcake liners (Reynolds) + foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
You’ll need two cupcake liners for each flower. Press and flatten one of them, then cut the bottom out of the other. Put the bottom aside to use later as part of your flower’s base.
Spray the intact liner with one color of ink, and the cut liner side with another complimentary color. Allow the ink to dry completely.
Place adhesive on the cupcake liner bottom you cut out earlier, and then adhere the ends of the liner side together (overlapping slightly). Gather the liner side together and inward to form a circle, and then press it onto the adhesive-covered liner bottom to secure.
Layer the flower with the intact cupcake liner on the bottom, some patterned paper, the cupcake liner side, washi tape, and a threaded button. Use foam squares for dimension. These flowers make great accents for scrapbook pages, cards, or décor items.
Next time you hit the party aisle at the store, see what party products you can incorporate onto your scrapbook pages and projects!
~ Aly Dosdall (pssst...see more of Aly's beautiful work on her blog here!)
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