Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ten Things Tuesday Scrapbooking Tips

  1. If you buy a paper pack and there's an ugly sheet, flip it over and use it for white paper.
  2. To get a perfect knot in the middle of a photo mat, tie ribbon around a 1 inch diameter circle (bottle neck, glue stick, etc) and then cut the ribbon opposite of the knot.  Now you have a perfect knot and can glue the ribbon behind the photo mat on both sides.
  3. If you are using a piece of paper as a photo mat, punch shapes from the paper where the photo will hide it.  
  4. Use the positive and negative of a punch to get two for one.
  5. Use chalk, ink, and markers to create your own embellishment from a store bought one.
  6. If using a tape runner, just use adhesive on the corners.  No need to line the entire perimeter.
  7. If using squares of adhesive (like the Creative Memories vellum adhesive), cut in half to make them last twice as long.
  8. Use a marker on the opposite side of vellum to personalize it.
  9. Tear your paper and vellum!  I love this look and it looks great with inked edges.
  10. When using sticker letters, if you run out of a letter see if you can create it from another letter.  You can make an "r" from a "p", make an "i" from an "l".