It’s Shu-Wen right here (aka @ChouxPuffCreations), and I’m thrilled to be collaborating on this planning collection that includes the brand new Labels Quarterly Scrapbook Equipment! Each time I obtain a brand new scrapbook package, I really like difficult myself to provide you with alternative ways to make use of the package contents to make interactive pages in my scrapbook albums. So I assumed it might be enjoyable to do a walkthrough of how I got here up with concepts for interactive parts utilizing the patterned papers (each digital and bodily variations!) and elaborations that have been included within the Labels Scrapbook Equipment! The end result: 4 “basis”pages able to be made into interactive pages!
One in all my favourite issues to do with labels is to chop them in half and use them as tag toppers / index tabs for journaling playing cards and images! I really like staggering them on the tops or the edges of journaling playing cards with the tabs peeking out from behind a pocket: Not solely do they supply a handy place to stamp a sentiment or title, in addition they function nice holding spots in your thumbs as you pull the inserts out of a pocket. The cardstock labels are excellent for this perform as a result of they don’t have adhesive on the backs. BUT should you wished to make use of the gold-foiled label stickers as index tabs, I’d both again them onto some white cardstock and fussy-cut them out, or take away the adhesive on the again with an anti-static powder instrument. On this instance, I performed round with including my label tabs onto the tops of some journaling playing cards I had minimize out from the 6×8 combined media patterned paper on this package, and stamped some small sentiments on every of the tabs with a number of the shorter phrases within the Items of Play stamp set.
I really like the pliability of getting digital patterned papers! Not solely are you able to print out a number of copies should you occur to make errors in measuring and reducing (like I typically do after I’m making my interactive parts), it’s also possible to resize sure parts earlier than printing them off! On this instance, I enlarged a couple of of the circles from the 12×12 circle labels patterned paper on this package in order that they’re roughly 4 inches broad and minimize alongside the middle to show these circles into pockets. The enlarged circle is sufficiently big to carry a lot of goodies, together with some cardstock labels (you possibly can add journaling onto these), some textual content labels from the cut-apart 6×8 patterned paper, and a few ephemera (the enterprise playing cards that I collected from a neighborhood sizzling chocolate fest match completely in these pockets). Be at liberty to modify up the orientation of the circle to the unique upright place to make use of the underside white half of the circle because the pocket, or rotate it 90 levels like I did to make use of the highest coloured half of the circle because the pocket (I choose the latter in order that the inserts within the pocket don’t obscure the textual content).
One other factor I like to do with patterned papers is to chop shapes out with a view to make flips, flaps, and peekaboo home windows. On this instance, I minimize alongside the left, backside, and proper edges of three of the labels within the 6×8 pastel labels patterned paper, then scored alongside the highest edge, to make 3 label-shaped home windows that may flip up! Be at liberty to vary it up by alternating which edge you open the home windows from by altering up the sting that you just depart un-cut. My plan for this basis web page is to position some 3×2 images behind the peekaboo home windows, add some journaling onto the bottoms of the window flaps with some clear sticker paper, and add some elaborations onto the fronts of every of the window flaps. The plastic sentiment labels included on this package can be a very good begin!
This final interactive web page concept might be one among my favorites as a result of it’s an effective way so as to add extra phrases or images to your web page with out making it look too cluttered! I began on with two copies of the “Love This As a result of” 6×8 patterned paper. To one among them, I minimize horizontal slits slightly below the “As a result of” phrase to type three separate lengthy pockets. And to the second copy, I minimize out simply the coloured banner parts of every strip, then stapled the banners to the tops of three strips of white cardstock measuring roughly 1 ¾” broad by 7 inches tall (they don’t should be actual, simply skinny sufficient that they’ll slide simply out and in of the pockets). The underside of the banner kinds a flap that hooks onto the highest fringe of the pockets, stopping the journaling slip from sliding all the way in which down by way of the pocket. You’ll be able to add some lengthy images or a strip of journaling to the entrance of the patterned paper and to the inserts, though I believe I’ll find yourself stamping a big sentiment onto every of the strips on the intact patterned paper, then add some typed journaling relating to every sentiment onto the inserts.
I hope this weblog publish impressed you to attempt planning out some interactive pages with this package! Keep tuned to see how these pages end up, and ensure to tag me @ChouxPuffCreations should you resolve to attempt any of those interactive web page concepts! I stay up for seeing your creations over on Instagram or within the Ali Edwards Fb Group!