Monday, May 12, 2008

"Off the Page"



Hey everyone! very excited to be doing my first post AND my first project as part of the UD team. Hope you can be inspired by this product as much as I am- 'cause it's just too cute and functional!!!
So have you ever scrapped "off the page"? I tried it for the first time just a few weeks ago and now I can't stop doing it! It's such a new challenge for me and I feel very inspired in every page I've done. So here's a couple of hints to get you started on a new "style".


Hint 1:

Take whatever size paper you scrap and cut it down by 1.5" - 2" on each side. Save the "scraps" because you'll want to use these as your "guidelines" for your off the page pieces. (remember... you still want your pages to fit inside your page protectors!)


Hint 2:

Challenge yourself with using as many scraps as you can to add dimension. Use different shapes as well. This will not only add dimension, but it will look super complicated and make the viewer want to just look and look at this masterpiece! (and that isn't always such a bad thing is it?!)


One thing I know I love doing is using pattern paper to create my own embellishments. Find a piece that you can cut circles out of or doodles and create a one-of-a-kind embellishment that is a perfect fit for your project. In this LO, I punched circles out of one of the Cupcake papers and used Gloosy Accents for the centers. I also added Gloosy Accents to my letter stickers to create a whole new look. And don't be afraid to add "extra" things to already made embellishments either. :)


What I love most about this page is how I was able to take the Savvy n Sassy thick ric-rac and use it as an actual piece of my page, versus just an embellishment. Don't you just love how it can turn out when you try something new?!


I would love to see all your "off the page" creations. Load them in the comments to show everyone what you've created! Have a fantastic day!!! :)

Amber :)-

18 comments:

Jodi said...

Hhhhmmm, if I ever get back in my scrap room, I am definately going to have to try this. LOVE IT!!

caroline said...

Beautiful Layout!!!! i really love the big ricrac !!!

justmel said...

absolutely gorgeous - gotta try this, thanks for the inspiration

Sandra said...

Looks awesome! What a great idea.

Roslyn said...

Your page looks fantastic!

Melissa said...

Wow-What an inspirational page! I have never even concidered scrapping "off the page", but am definitely going to try it after seeing what you created! Gorgeous!!!!

Denise said...

OMG!! Whoever thought of that! It's fabulous and very inspiring. Ideas are just overflowing right now, even thinking of redoing a few pages that I'm not entirely happy about. WOWZERS!

Kimberly said...

darling!! love that rick rack and the way you used the journaling stamp!! fantastic layout!!!

Mireille said...

Amber LOVE what you did here! great idea!

Britta said...

Hi Amber!
Very, very beautiful layout! Saw that "out of the page"-thing a lot recently. Thank you for giving some tips of how to give it a try!
Britta

shesacutie said...

that layout is amazing, never thought of doing anyting like that before

The Design Experiment said...

I love this! too cute!!! I love scrappin'off the page, I'm obsessed too!!

Emily

amandanewton said...

Amber that's gorgeous! Love your idea about scrapping "off" the page!! Great job!

Pink Heather said...

Love the design of this page!

Jacqueline said...

love your lo - will have to try this type of page soon!

SandieShores said...

It's gorgeous!! Love the Savvy n Sassy thick ric-rac. I'll surely give this one a try :)

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

Well that didn't work!!!! lol Anyways-I did a LO based on you mojo-thanks!!!!
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk182/mojomama_album/PICT0275.jpg