Cut Your Scrap Time in Half!

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Hello, and welcome!

If you’re joining from Melissa’s blog, I hope you’ll stay a while and look around.Hopefully you’ll find some things to inspire you.

Not sure what I’m talking about? Melissa Shanhun of, Digital Scrapbooking HQ was kind enough to invite me to guest post while she is on maternity leave. You can read that post, all about where to go to find your mojo, by clicking on the link. Be sure to check it out and leave some well-wishes for her and her newborn daughter, Lucy.

And now that we’ve got our mojo flowing, let’s put it to good use, shall we? One of the biggest roadblocks scrapbookers seem to encounter (besides missing mojo – ha!) is a crowded schedule that leaves little time to actually scrap. Today I’ve got an easy solution for you to try the next time you have a few minutes and want to crank out a page.

All you’ll need is three different patterned papers cut into 2 rectangles and 1 square. Scraps are fine – you may recognize these pieces from my “Killer Stash Kit.”

4 x 6 Rectangle

4 x 6 Rectangle

4 x 10 Rectangle

4 x 10 Rectangle

8 x 8 Square

8 x 8 Square

You’ll also need one piece of 12 x 12 solid cardstock or tone-on-tone patterned paper. From these, you can create at least 5 different layout variations, and from each of those, you can get four slightly different looks by simply rotating the page.

Variation 1

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 2

Variation 3

Variation 3

Variation 4

Variation 4

Variation 5

Variation 5

Note: These are only examples. There are MANY ways these pieces could be combined to make the basic layout.

I chose Variation 1 to create this layout about my bestie:

Layout

And used the corners created by the paper layers to guide the placement of my embellishments.

Detail 1

Detail 3

Detail 2

There you go – a super-easy, super FAST way to scrap a page. I’d love to see your creations using this process. Please leave me a comment below linking to your work. Till next time!

 

2 thoughts on “Cut Your Scrap Time in Half!

    • Lisa says:

      Absolutely! There are so many combinations of squares and rectangles you can use to pull together a fantastic, quick layout! Love to see what you do – be sure to share! :)

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