Scrap Your Stash with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

With our March kit and add-ons soon approaching, you may feel the need to use what you have left over from your February kit and extras, and design team member Amanda-jayne Baldwin is here to help! She’s sharing some wonderful and creative ways to “scrap your stash,” and we know her post will leave you inspired this week! Let’s take a look:

Hi Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Amanda here, and I’m back to share more “scrap your stash” inspiration while we eagerly await our new March products! 

It’s no secret that the February Kit and add on items have been firm favorites of mine – I mean, all.the.rainbows!!! La la looooooove! Seriously though, the February Kit and new releases are so good that I created up a storm and I am now truly maxmizing my ‘left overs’ to create one more scrapbook page for today’s post! 

Here’s what I pulled together with my ‘scraps’:

Oh wow! What a bright & fun page! You’d never know that I was struggling on a shortage of supplies! Such a clever design! Let’s take a closer look:

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, Teal Acetate AlphabetBe Happy StickersPuffy Rainbow StickersCoral Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

As you already know, I used all.the.things earlier in the month and didn’t have much left of anything, except those Teal Acetate Alphabet letters. I had used all the popular letters and there were not many word options left. The solution? Use them in a random grid to create a fun background for this otherwise minimalist design! Not only did this add a bright pop of color to my white base, the Teal Acetate Alphabet also created the appearance of  a ‘full’ page design!

To add more color and interest to my design, I trimmed the left and right sides of my 8.5″ x 11″ layout with half-inch strips of the blue star pattern from the Love Is Paper Stack. To create the look of an 11″ inch paper, I simply butted the strips together, careful to maintain the pattern design so the joint wouldn’t be visible. This is another great way to incorporate the appearance of more detail in your pages, using only scraps of patterned paper in your stash! 

With only a few of the tags left over from my February Kit, I decided to use one that had a bright and colorful design—the rainbow heart tag—and enhanced the playfulness of my page. With so many bright details on my layout, I opted to use a black and white version of my photograph so that it would remain the focal point. For further emphasis, I foam mounted the tag so it really stood out over the rest of the page. 

I raided the last of my February Kit die cuts to embellish my photograph and created that mini title with the purple heart and Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers, which create the perfect contrast to the Teal Acetate Alphabet and really pop! 

To ‘fill’ the gaps in this simple design, I gathered all my ‘left over’ stickers and positioned them on and around that fun Teal Acetate Alphabet base. I used the Be Happy Stickers to create sentiment spots and to cut through some of the teal color. This helped to create balance, and encouraged movement into the design. The inclusion of the Puffy Rainbow Stickers really strengthened the whimsical and playful theme of my page too!

It’s the little things, quite literally, that can make a page! 

I hope my “scrap your stash” post today has inspired you to get creative with your left over supplies, and that your March Kit isn’t too far away! I can’t wait to share more with you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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