Scraptherapy step-by-step

Fancy making a little scraptherapy page with me?

Let’s do it!

Start by grabbing a cute photo, some paper scraps, a few labels, some ribbons and a floral die cut.

Have some artsy fun on your background: use paints in your favourite colours and modelling paste with a favourite stencil.

Pop a doilly down at the edge of your page, then let it all dry.

Here’s a rough scribble of the sketch we’re going to be working from.

You can see that most of the action is on the right.

Right: let’s go! I’ll show you every single step, so it’s dead easy.

Photo first – put double-sided tape along the middle, so you can still tuck bits in at the edges.

Tear and tuck a couple of pretty paper scraps.

Glue your floral cluster so that it frames your photo nicely.

You might want to put foam pads under it too: that could look nice.

Layer up a couple of tags and pop those down too.

It’s okay to cover a bit of your photo.

That spot will be where you build cluster one…

Let’s start another mini-clusterette at the top left of the page, by popping some folded bits of ribbon up there.

And our third area of interest is going to be a little peek-a-boo area on the right.

Just stick a pretty paper scrap to the back of your page, then tear back the top sheet a little, securing it with a staple.

Let’s add a little more interest to this area with a stamped-on banner.

I do like a nice pop of banana yellow!

We’ll add another hit of pink to the label cluster next… this one’s on foam pads for a bit of dimension.

Now to glue on a few buttons or enamel dots.

I like mine in threes. The strongest shade is peeking out from under the photo.

We’re nearly done! Let’s just stamp the date…

… add a little bit of journalling to that tag…

And boom!

Happy half hour, happy little page: happy me.

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