Hello! Michelle here with you today to share a new layout that I made with the super fun June Scrapbook Kit!
When I sit down to create I am the sort of person who likes to have a plan. Occasionally I will “wing” it, but more times then not I have a clear direction for each layout that I create. Free time is super valuable and having a plan helps me squeeze the most out of the time that I have.
With that being said … my “plans” can vary from being super specific to somewhat vague depending upon my creative mood. One of my favorite ways to create a plan is to come up with a recipe–a list of items or techniques that I want to use on a project- like I did for today’s layout:
When I come up with a recipe for a layout, I always start with my “Scrapbooking” board on Pinterest. As I start looking through layouts I keep my eye out for little details that draw my attention and I create a short list of them.
This is the list I came up with for my layout: die cut title, patterned paper only (no cardstock), and banners with stitching. Having these three simple “ingredients” instantly gave me the direction that I needed to start creating.
One of the really great things about creating a recipe for my projects is that while it gives me direction, I still have quite a bit of freedom in how I use them on my layout. Recipes also come in super handy when tackling bigger projects such as mini-albums because they narrow down the possibilities and make them more manageable.
Remember, we love seeing what you all create with your kits and if you happen to create a project using a recipe as a project starter, make sure and share it with us if you can on Instagram or on our Facebook Fan Page!