Hello, it's Melinda with you today and I'm going to continue with my theme of using up the leftovers because last month's tutorial seemed to hit a chord with fellow crafters. So, today's layout shows two different ways of being thrifty with your papers.
To create my 'Teddy' title I measured the space that I needed to fill and then printed out the word in a simple outline font. Keep in mind - the smaller the lettering the more fiddly the technique becomes.
I placed my title in position onto my layout and using a very sharp blade I cut through both the copy paper and my cardstock then set my letters aside... don't throw them away as you are going to need them again.
Next step is to turn over the layout and place foam pop dots around the lettering which will give the raised appearance above the mosaic letters. Then run double sided tape around the edges of your layout and turn back over and stick the whole thing onto a further sheet of cardstock.
I placed my little cut-out alphas onto each piece of scrap paper and used them as a template to cut around. After a bit of trial and error I suggest the following method: cut one piece off and glue it in place before you cut the next piece or you will end up with bits and pieces everywhere and it's almost impossible to work out where they go as they all look the same after a while. Especially when the cat gets up on your desk and walks away with half of them stuck to his fur!
TIP: I used a small pair of craft tweezers to position my pieces on the layout.
Another fun way to use up every last piece of your patterned paper is to make speech bubbles of random words and add them to your layouts. I chose to create rectangle speech bubbles with rounded corners so cut out each word and the little tail before using a small punch to round each corner.
SUPPLIES | Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Cool As A Cucumber/Cool Cucumber, Hip Hummus, Awesome Avacado, Chic Kale, Bite Size Bits
Coordinating Stickers: Cool As A Cucumber
Wood Veneers: Halloween
Wise Words: White Sentiments
SUPPLIES | Other
White Card Stock, Vellum, Embroidery Thread, Corner Punch, Foam Pop Dots