This week the Practical Scrappers DT challenge is to find ways to use up stickers. So stop on by the Practical Scrappers blog to check out all the inspirational pages created by the Team A design members! We have the option of submitting even during our off week and since I had a few stickers I wanted to get creative with, I made some fun layouts for this challenge as well.
Supplies : Paper - My Minds Eye (snowflake), Scenic Route (green stripe), Pebbles (swirl), and Doodlebug (glitter white); Candy Dots and Christmas Sentiment Stickers by Pebbles; Marvy Snowflake punches; Col White cardstock by CTMH
Create word art with your sentiment stickers! I got those great sentiment stickers for Sparkle's Christmas card challenge a couple weeks ago and wanted a way to use some of them up on a layout. Try replacing your title with a cluster of word art for a fun sticker focal point like I did here. Have smaller sentiment stickers? Use those to create word embellishments. Use them on the corners of pictures like you would with flowers and stack up a few for greater presence. Or get extra creative by cutting up and organizing word stickers for eclectic journaling!
Supplies : Paper - Collage Press (grid) and Pebbles; LinniBell (flower and leaves) and Little Miss (brackets) stickers by Pebbles; Thickers by American Crafts; cardstock by CTMH
Make a scene with your stickers! On this page I made a cute garden type scene with some flower stickers and the border that was attached to the floral paper, then added bracket stickers to bring attention to the title. These particular stickers have negative space in the petals and centers that make them look lost on the layout by themselves. To give them a more solid presence I added pattern paper to the back of the sticker, filling in those empty gaps. Combine your stickers with other elements to create a picture, like bug stickers on cut out grass or in a paper pieced jar. Try creating a zoo with your animal stickers or putting a sleepy animal on a paper cut moon for bedtime layouts. For a focal make a 'mini' scene with small stickers and place on the layout like a picture, complete with a mat for a frame!
Supplies : Paper - Pebbles (stripe) and Scenic Route; Stickers by Pebbles; Thickers by American Crafts; Buttons by Papertrey Ink; Embroidery floss
Embellish your stickers! Some stickers though cute can look pretty plain and boring by themselves on a page. Spice them up by adding buttons, brads, eyelets, rhinestones, etc. Add stitching to emphasize detail or to put some detail where there isn't any like I did on these sticker leaves. You could use brads and stitching to make a jack-o-lantern out of a plain pumpkin sticker or add metallic veins to a leaf with a glitter marker or thread. Try creating a border with your stickers - freestyle, on paper, or on ribbon! I hope some of these ideas inspired you on how you can use up the stickers in your stash. For more ideas visit the Practical Scrappers Blog and have a great Monday!