Thursday, August 4, 2011

Up Close and Personal with Jenny!

Hi everyone! Are you excited about this month's kit?!! So many goodies packed into one it! :)

One of my favorite lines from this month was the American Crafts "Campy Trails" line. I had these pictures from last year's vacation to a drive-through exotic wildlife ranch just sitting around, and when I saw the rustic/outdoorsy look to the Campy Trails line, I just knew these pictures were finally going to get scrapped.

One of the things I love to do with patterned papers is look for ways to cut out embellishments from the patterns. That's exactly what I did with the banner in the top right corner:

I cut out some of the triangles from the patterned paper and added some of the cute wooden buttons to make my banner.

I loved the patterned paper that had animals and pine trees all over it, but it was a little too busy to use the full sheet on my page. So, I cut out a couple of the little ovals, added a wooden button to them, inked the edges brown, and made little embellishments out of them too!

The next time you are looking to stretch your kit a little further but have realized that you have run out of embellishments, don't worry! Look no further than the patterns on your papers for your very own personal embellishments. All it takes is a little precise cutting, and you're good to go. ;)


  1. I too love making embellishments out of patterned paper! sometimes all it takes is creative cutting or a circle punch! I can't wait to get my hands on some of those wooden buttons!! :) :)

  2. Thanks for those great tips Jenny - I never think of cutting out pp - I just sit and stare it at!!