The Scrapbook Throwdown with Gina from Messtaken Identity was a blast!
We had a fun and lively crowd! If you’re able to make it, here’s the replay of what you missed:
Before the event, Gina challenged me to find product packaging, clothing tags, junk mail and a tea bag that I could use in my projects. Here are the end results.
The first thing Gina challenged me to use was the teabag with some ephemera. I immediately thought of using the empty tea bag to house a hotel key from a recent trip. I quickly realized that wasn’t going to work, but found these game tickets that fit perfectly. I folded the teabag to hold the tickets in a staggered fashion and then went and got another teabag so I could layer the other tickets as well.
I used glue dots to hold them all together and added a sticker to the front. Gina called this stadium seating for my stadium tickets! I love that! When I create the scrapbook page for these pictures, I already have the accent and memorabilia ready to go! Here’s how it looks from the side:
Next, Gina challenged me to use product packaging and a clothing tag on a scrapbook layout. Since our focus this month at Use It Scrapbooking is school supplies and school photos, I had pre-pulled a few sets of pictures I thought I could use during the challenge. The ones I chose were from my college days.
The clothing tag actually came from a shirt I bought at my alma mater recently and is the school colors. So that was perfect! I used small block letters to cover up the brand name and add my school name. The product packaging was a nice neutral color and I used that for the journaling and title block.
The last challenge Gina threw down was to use the junk mail I had collected. I had pulled a Disney flyer out of the trash for this challenge and used it to create a quick card.
I added a sparkly layer of polka dot paper and a few buttons to complete the card. I love the way it turned out and it is certainly not something I would have thought to create without prompting from Gina. I love that she inspired me to create beyond my comfort zone!
What could you create using things you might normally throw away? Could you use a teabag, some junk mail or product packaging on your next layout? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!