Thursday, 21 February 2013

How do I scrap all these Harry Potter pictures?


I took 140 photos at the Harry Potter Studio tour and there at least 30 that I really want to scrapbook. I did consider making a separate mini book but my mini books just seem to get put away and never looked at again. I definitely want a divided page protector and at least 2 12x12 pages to go in my 2013 album. It may turn out to be more. 

One of my favourite things to do when I get a new batch of prints is go through my stash and put together page kits to go with them. I find that if I make up 3 or 4 kits in one go I'm ready to get scrapping at short notice, and I'm much more likely to use odd scraps and embellishments than if I have to go hunting for them while I'm working on a layout.

I decided on a few unifying features for however many Harry Potter pages I end up making and then put together a big kit. I started with the ephemera and embellishments I knew I wanted to use: tickets from the day itself; HP trading cards which I received in a blog giveaway ages ago (sorry, I can't remember who they were from, but you know who you are - thank you) and a Queen & Co film strip washi tape I bought especially. 
Then I chose a green/blue/grey colour palette and pulled out all the papers and card I could find.
I added ribbon, twine, brads and some old Maya Road owl rub-ons which seemed appropriate.
This is way more fun than buying ready-made kits. It feels like piling up a big shopping basket of stash, but without spending anything.  Although I knew I didn't have time to start a layout as my sister-in-law was due to come over for lunch, I  couldn't wait to get going with it all so I just made an embellishment tag. I'll share the page(s) as when I make them.

2 comments:

alexa said...

I can see how this would work really well, having everything per- prepared like this. Looking forward to more - that themed tag is enticing!

alexa said...

I can see how this would work really well, having everything per- prepared like this. Looking forward to more - that themed tag is enticing!