Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Using Up Scraps with Punches! | Cocoa Vanilla Studio DT


Hey y'all! Laura Alberts back again with a fun boy layout! This is an update for my son's album of his new style, glasses and very long hair. I used the gorgeous Legendary collection, especially the All Star patterned paper and the die cut ephemera. Starting with the larger stars, I created a border on either side of my photos that frame the images in the center. I added gradually smaller and smaller stars, many punched from scraps leftover from previous projects! To add a bit of detail, I added dots of Nuvo for a splattered effect.

I used the die cut titles that accompanied this collection for my "Cool Dude" as well as a phrase sticker from the 6x12 sticker sheet. In the gap between the photo and the title, I squeezed in a quick note about his updated appearance, which has changed quite a lot in the last year! Enamel dots were perfect to add a bit of dimension to some of the stars as well.

On a few of the larger stars, I added small word phrase stickers with angles cut into the edges or arrows from the die cut pack. I love the way this mix of colors worked so well with my photos and was glad to find some of the scraps I had punched were red, which is a common color for my boys to wear! Once I added a neutral border to contain all the flying stars, it felt complete!


I hope this star-filled layout inspires you to look at your scraps a little differently! You can use punches and fussy cutting to use up even the smallest bits and pieces in a collection! To see how the "Cool Dude" layout came together, check out the process video below!

Thanks for stopping by!

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