December scraptherapy prep

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I’ve just spent a happy afternoon in my craft room prepping the pages for my December scraptherapy book.

Here’s a little video to show you the starting point of my festive book…

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As I shared with you a little while back, my ‘kit’ for my December book is a simple little collection of bits drawn mainly from my stash.

The joy of scraptherapy is that a lot of the content of the book is found along the way: jokes from crackers, scraps of wrapping paper, ribbons, drawings, pretty tags etc.

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I started as usual by trimming down as many different sorts of papers as I could find and hole-punching them.

I re-inforced the holes with sticky rings.

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I’ve stitched a few bits of scrap onto some of the pages to give them a bit of a head start…

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… and cut apart a brown bag to use as background pages.

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Adding gesso to any darker elements is a time-saver too, then your day’s photo cluster can just be stuck on top.

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I like to keep things loosely neutral when it comes to backgrounds – any pops of colour can come later on.

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My front and back cover papers are in A5 page protectors which I’ve hole-punched and added ribbon to.

I tend to punch circles of co-ordinating paper to cover the ribbon ends.

I hope you enjoy this little walk-thru video of my December book prep so far!

 

 

4 thoughts on “December scraptherapy prep

  1. Ginny Callahan

    Very pretty Where did you find all the ledger papers? I love this look ! My husband bought a pad of waxy palette paper. I “borrowed” a few pages. It’s waxy & just a different texture.

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  2. Suse Fish

    Ooh, that waxy paper sounds right up my alley too, Ginny! I think your hubby may need to keep a close eye on that 😉

    The ledger papers came in an old Maggie Holmes paper pack I bought recently from Craftelier – it was 2.50 Euros, so a couple of pounds… a total steal!

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