When a new collection arrives, I love to see how all the pieces work together and play with the Paper, Embellishments and Mats to start – even before I start creating layouts and working with photos. This gets my creative juices flowing and I get excited and more inspired to work with the collection. Today, I decided to play around with Full Bloom and created three spring scrapbook layouts you’re going to love!
While you’ll see in these three spring scrapbooking layouts that these samples have been adhered to White Cardstock with strips of paper and border stickers, I normally create mats ready to use on layouts or in a Fast2Fab™ Album.
What You’ll Need:
- Full Bloom Paper Pack
- Full Bloom Embellishments
- Full Bloom Mat Pack
- Full Bloom Stickers
- Bouquet Punch Bundle Leaf Embellishments
- Tape Runner
- Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
- Foam Squares
- 12-inch Trimmer
- Multi-Purpose Tool
It is great to have decorated scrapbooking mats ready to go! I just add a photo, use as a journal box or even decoration on a page. Then, adding an appropriate sticker, title or sentiment can provide the perfect inspiration to complete a page. Sometimes it is also as simple as adding a location and date in my handwriting. See what your handwriting has to say about you in this blog post!
To start, I pull all the packs apart and look at both sides of the papers. The Creative Memories designers usually include a decorative side and a more tonal side. Then, I answer the questions… Which sides do I like best? Which colours and designs work for me?
Then I start grouping pieces that work together. With Full Bloom, there is an amazing assortment of flower shapes with multi-colour pieces. I chose to use colour combinations from the flowers that added a little bit of pop. I know with any two or three papers I chose I could also find embellishments and mats that worked together. I had fun finishing-up with leaves from the Bouquet Punch Bundle promotion.
Once you are happy with your selections, then you can start layering and clustering will bring these together for a finished look. Make sure to add plenty of Foam Squares for dimension and 3-D effect. Adhere and enjoy!
These are now ready to go and easy to add to any project from scrapbooking and beyond such as using it as a base for a fun card to send or adding a note to a loved one and leaving it somewhere where they’ll find it.
Have fun working with the Full Bloom collection! It has me happy planning for my springtime photos and layouts! I’m inspired and I hope you are, too!