Die Cut a Custom Background for a Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone!
Terhi Koskinen here sharing you some colorful inspiration for your next scrapbook layout. In addition to scrapbook inspiration, I think the tips in this post are perfect to help you use all the left over paper scraps we paper crafters have in our drawers. At least I can admit it is very sad to throw away beautiful bits and pieces of pretty papers, so I have tried to find out ways to incorporate all those tiny papers to future projects.

With only one glance at the scrapbook layout you can see there isn’t any patterned paper bigger than 2″ x 3″. And those “large” pieces are framing the photos. All colors for this layout are coming from the alphabets, ephemera pieces and the photographs of course.

The background was created by simply cutting small papers into even smaller ones using the Mini Evolution. Cutting machine like the Revolution will do the job just as well, but it was so much fun to cut tiny papers with a tiny machine. I’d love to hug the person who invented this machine!

The papers behind the photographs are also leftovers, altered with The Works All-in-One Tool. The Works has an option to create tabs, tags and banners quickly and easily, and I thought the tabs would give great areas to add small text stickers next to each photo.

Here is a video tutorial taking you through my creation process, you can watch even more tips from there. I really wish you are inspired and will create your own colorful layout sooner rather than later. Thank you for stopping by here today!

661629 Mini Evolution
660581 The Works All-in-One Tool
American Crafts Wonders collection

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