Make No Mistakes with Kristina Proffitt

Using up the scraps from you last kit before your new kit arrives can be a fun challenge, and today Kristina Proffitt is with us to share how she turned what seemed like mistakes into a beautiful autumn layout using her scraps!

Lately I’ve been loving not only using photo strips on my layouts, but I’ve also been loving using up my scraps from past kits. I’ve joined both and the layout I am sharing with you today uses two photo strips, as well as scraps from the October 2019 Kit and add-ons, but honestly, you can’t even tell that they’re scraps, can you?!

Supplies | October 2019 Kit, October Labels, Wood Veneer Leaves, Autumn Puffy Stickers, Everyday Tabs Stamp

The green tab that I stapled above the top left photo strip is actually one that I cut out from a 3″ x 4″ journaling tag in the October 2019 Kit. I had actually stamped on it, messed it up and didn’t want to waste it, so I cut out the tab element from the tag. Cutting out elements from journaling tags is a great way to not only repurpose them, but to save them if you’ve messed up the journaling, changed your mind, or like me, goofed up when you stamped something onto them! I love the look of the tab with the stamped date for this layout. 

The super cute leaves and acorn patterned strip that you see on the right side of the layout is actually also cut from a journaling tag in the October 2019 Kit. I thought it would be the perfect little touch of pattern next to my photos and I just love the way it turned out. Not only can you cut out shapes from your journaling cards, but you can also cut out patterns from them. The journaling tags in each kit are seriously SO versatile and fun!

And lastly, the “GOOD TIMES” on the layout was also cut from a 3″ x 4″ October Kit journaling tag that I once again messed up on! Ha! Friends, I’m not kidding. It bums me out to handwrite journaling and misspell something or forget a word. Thankfully, I was also able to salvage that card by using that sentiment on this layout. 

Remember, just because you mess up on a journaling tag, that does NOT mean you can’t use it on your project somewhere! I challenge you to dig through your scraps and not throw away those cards that you “messed up” on. They can become some great design elements on your page! Put those scraps to work for you! 


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