Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Layout of the Week #29- Incorporating Game Pieces

     It is game on this week as we utilize parts of old board games in our scrap booking layouts. I really had fun playing around with these layouts and I hope you will as well.

     This is what we're going to create.

You will need:
one piece of black 12"x12" card stock
one  piece of Kraft 12"x12" card stock
7-8 cards from a game (see below for more info)
one piece of 4 1/4"x 6 1/2" black card stock (for the photo mat)
one 4"x6" lined index card (for the journaling card)
letter stickers for the title
paper trimmer

First, trim 1/2" off the right side and the bottom of the Kraft card stock. Then cut your game cards in half lengthwise. Line them up along the edge of the piece of Kraft. It's OK if they overlap. You should lay them out and space them correctly before you start to adhere them. See note below.

Mat this with the piece of black card stock. This gives the edge a more finished look.

Mat your 4"x6" photo and adhere it centered at the top below the card border. I also used two wallet size photos just underneath it.

Trim your note card to 2 1/4"x6" and adhere it below the photos.

Place your title at the bottom of your journaling card. Then write your journaling at the top of the card.

And we're done! What do you think? Your layout doesn't even have to be about playing games. The colorful pieces add a playful element to your layout, hmm? 

Here is a second example where I used part of an old Yahtzee pad (see the strip second to the left) and Monopoly money (see the fifth strip from the left). I also used an old Bingo chip with the #9 (because this is about my sister's ninth anniversary) and I used two small red poker chips (on the corners of the journaling card. The journaling card is the back of one of the Yahtzee score cards that I had cut for the strip and I used a playing card (two of hearts because of the anniversary theme).
See how easy it is to use these common and inexpensive items in scrap booking?

     Note: If you don't have a bunch of old games to snag pieces from, pieces from even one game would work.  For instance, Monopoly would be great - you could use the money, the real estate cards and the Community Chest cards.
     If you would like a collection of random pieces, here is a link where you can get assorted grab bags of game pieces. It's a rockin' site- they have lots of goodies there!
     Also, yard sales and thrift stores are great places to look for old games. I have bought quite a few with the intentions of using them for their parts.:)

     If you like this kind of look on your pages, you may want to see this post where I used playing cards in scrap booking.

     How about it? Feel like digging out an old board game? Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and depart from evil.
Proverbs 3:7
     This post is linked to My Girlish Whims, Five Days Five Ways, and Shabby Creek Cottage.

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