Paper Tales: Journaling on Shapes

By Kelly KlapsteinPaper Tales, , , , With 7 comments

Before anything else, I think of myself as a writer. So journaling on layouts is always an important part of my scrapbooking process.  Do you have to write a hundred lines of heartfelt prose?  Not at all.  In fact, I like to change things up and think of creative ways to write on my pages, too.  Here is an example of a design where my purpose was to highlight some of the many wonderful qualities I love about my older daughter.

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The moment captured in this photo is very significant and special in our lives, and some day I will write more about it, but for now I decided to tell her the 5 qualities I admire most about her. She is clever, beautiful, adventurous, strong and confident.  I admire her independence even though it can be challenging at times.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I envisioned a bouquet of heart balloons with words written along the edges.  Then I  fanned out 6 shades of Fourz pink cardstock on my desk.  Ah!  Decisions, decisions…

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I ended up using all these colours except Vintage Pink. Then using my Brother ScanNCut machine, I created these heart-shaped balloons and cut them out.  If you would like to see how I designed these balloons, you can watch a video tutorial.

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Before adding them to my page, I used a white gel pen to write the 5 qualities around each balloon.  NOTE: The front of my cards are the reverse ‘smooth’ side of each piece of cardstock to make the writing easier.  Crafty Foam tape helped me attach the twine to the back of each balloon, and I adhered a separate tied bow to the front.
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Before sticking them down, I played and arranged them on the layout. Then I secured them tightly with a little piece of twine and an adorable sequin bow, from the Pink Paislee Bella Rouge collection.

Paper Tales: Journaling on Shapes @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #bazzillbasicsfourz

Paper Tales: Journaling on Shapes @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #bazzillbasicsfourz

The Pink Paislee Bella Rouge line has really cute cards, die cuts, stickers and other embellishments, along with a set of 4 sequin bows.

Paper Tales: Journaling on Shapes @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #bazzillbasicsfourz

Paper Tales: Journaling on Shapes @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #pinkpaislee #bazzillbasicsfourz

So the next time you are journaling on a layout, think outside the ‘box’ and write along the edges of a shape…a heart, a star…the possibilities are endless!

Happy Crafting!

Kelly Klapstein

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