Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Layout of the Week #17- Using Paper Bags in Scrapbooking

     It's that time again. . . time to break out your pattern paper and whip up a quick layout! This week we'll be incorporating a paper sack on our page. I used a small paper bag- you can find one like this in the gift bag aisle at Target or you can ask your local gas station attendant if you can have one of those little paper bags they keep on their front counters. Yes, I ask whenever I go in:) I've never been told no, but I may or may not receive strange looks with my request.
 You'll need: 
three pieces of pattern paper
small paper sack
letter stickers for your title
2-3 coordinating embellishments
journaling card
 Decide which piece of pattern paper will be your back ground piece. Then take another piece of pattern paper and cut it to 6" wide x 12 " tall. Adhere it about an inch from the right edge of the background paper.
 Now, take another piece of pattern paper and cut two 1/4" x 12" strips and place them on either side of the 6" strip. Using the same piece of pattern paper or a coordinating one, tear the upper left corner off of it and adhere it to the upper left corner of the background paper.
 This was my larger piece- all I did was tear off the left upper corner.
 Tip: for my 1/4" strips, I used two of these sticker strips from K and Company. These are handy to have around. Several come in a package and they are self-adhesive. If you don't have any of these, you may think about picking up a set. You can find them at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or any scrapbooking store.
  Next, you need to place your paper sack with the open side to the top. I chose to place my flap side out so I could tuck my photo into the flap. I placed it about 3" from the bottom of the page.
Place your 5"x7" photo so the paper sack is peeking out from behind it. I did slide the bottom of my photo behind the flap of the paper sack. The paper sack will act as a pocket so you can cut a piece of card stock to fit inside it. I placed two more photos on mine.
Then place two embellishments on the bottom right side of the photo.
Put your title near the upper left side of the photo- mine overlapped the photo some. I used the title "Chillin' " because it's a picture of my hubby and boys sitting together at the ice skating rink.
Place your journaling card below the title. I slid part of mine behind the photo.
Ta-da- wasn't that easy?
Here are a couple more examples of layouts incorporating paper sacks.
 On this layout, I placed a lunch bag sideways across the top of the page. Then I hand stamped my journaling on it.
On this one, I used a paper sack as my background. It is a layout about how I love to shop, so I thought doing it on a shopping bag was fitting! 

Thank you for stopping by and God bless.

                                  Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law.
                                                                                                  Psalm 119:18

     This post is linked to Five Days Five Ways, 52 Mantles,  My Repurposed Life, and Embracing Change

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1 comment:

Stacey said...

I love how you used a different material for this page :o)
Thanks for linking up this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change