Here are a couple tips for maximizing your supplies (demonstrated in this layout):
1.) The background paper is double sided, so I cut a rectangle out of the center of it with my paper trimmer, flipped the cut-out over, inked the edges and re-inserted it into the hole. The teal rectangle is the back-side of the branch paper. I glued both pieces on a spare piece of cardstock for stability.
2.) The long, narrow strip under the word "COLD" is actually the backside of the title strip you cut off to use the paper.
3.) To get the look of a full-size black/white polka-dot mat, I just cut a 2 inch strip from the edge of the polkadot paper, cut it in half and layered the two halves behind the teal mat. I glued a strategically placed snowflake (asterisks from the chipboard set) on the seam.
4.) To get this look with the embossed chipboard letters: first cover all pieces with a coat of white paint. When dry, lightly sand the raised areas. Apply teal ink to edges of letters and blend in with a Q-tip. Apply teal and tan inks to raised areas of letters with a Q-tip; blend. When dry, apply small amount of wet glue and top with clear microbeads to look like ice.
Everything on this layout is from the Dec. Express kit except the label tape and the supplies listed to alter the chipboard letters.
Last Edit On 2007-12-05 14:36:55