scrapbooking: What “old” ideas can I put to use?

Once in a while I like to look back through my past projects here on the blog and find new inspiration from old ideas. Today I’m looking back at some ScanNCut projects (usual disclaimer – I’m a paid consultant for Brother, but all ideas & opinions are my own) to see what I could try that I have forgotten about or simply not brought back! Here are some that come to mind.

1. Hand written and scanned title

From the paint details to the embellishing I love this page – but it is that this is a hand drawn title that I love the most!

2. Use the negative!


This is an idea I’ve not quite figured out the logistics of – but I want to! Basically I want to apply this to a scrapbook background as this is one of my all time favorite tags.

3. Template/windows


This is one that I wanted to include because I think it would be really cool for a shadowbox. I’m always considering how things I’ve created and techniques I’ve tried can apply to projects of other kinds. This I think you’ll be seeing in an unusual way in the future!

4. Countdown calendar


Last summer I simply cut a bunch of shapes out of a “calendar” I’d draw on paper. It is one of my favorite things that I did and I’d love to make something similar perhaps for my scrapbook this year. I’d also like to play with the machine pen functions to see what I can do.

These are just four ideas – but I do hope I’ve encouraged you to look back for tomorrow’s great ideas! Sometimes we find a new spin, twist, or technique forgotten and it can be great fun. I’ve only scrapbooked 2 layouts this year – but that is changing as I gear up for some fun crops and at home ‘crafty days’ as well.

2 thoughts on “scrapbooking: What “old” ideas can I put to use?”

  1. Fun to see these projects again. I don’t remember seeing the last two, but really like the techniques. I haven’t used the pen yet, but seeing your calendar made me think of some uses. Great ideas, as always, May!

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