Sometimes when you are memory keeping, you can’t find the right cards to go with your photos. Instead of going out and buying a new collection, create one of your own. Take stock of the supplies you have on hand and play around until you get the look you want!
For this layout, I used a couple cards from the Let’s Get Away collection (retired) but customized them to make them work for my photos.
This started as just a plain patterned card but by adding a few stamped images and part of a doily, it now fits in with my photos perfectly and acts as a title as well! Stamps are from the Pop of Paradise and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets.
This card began as a 4×6 piece of white cardstock. I added a strip I had left over from a past Paper Pumpkin kit and created a sun from some yellow cardstock. So easy but it adds so much fun to this spread, don’t you think?!
Here’s another example of creating your own cards.
I use a lot of die cuts when I scrapbook. This wavy shape is from the Swirly Scribbles thinlits, which is a really versatile st of dies.
If you are just beginning your memory keeping journey, as you add products to your collection, consider how versatile they are. Whether it’s a card collection, stamps or dies, the more versatile, the more use you will get out of them. If you need help getting started, just let me know, I’m here to help!
Have a creative day!