Add Techniques to Your Paper Scrapbooking – Paperclipping 210

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A lot of us have technique-oriented scrapbooking supplies, but not all of us use them so much in our scrapbooking.

Does this sound like you?

It’s not because you don’t want to — it’s just that it doesn’t ever seem to fit in with your process of using pre-made fun, trendy papers and coordinating embellishments.

Am I right?

My goal all last year was to find ways to make techniques a natural part of the scrapbooking process, even when we already have lots of pre-made goodies. I even went all the way to Ranger U to get certified with them.

Here are a few quick tips:

  1. When purchasing color mediums, look at your favorite paper colors and choose similar ones for your mediums, rather than choosing what someone else (ie. Tim Holtz) is using for their own projects.
  2. When you learn and like a new technique, keep a sample of it with basic instructions. Put all your samples together so you can easily flip through them. Since Ranger U I keep mine on tags held together by a big book ring.

But how do you really start using it?

Last week I mentioned that you can turn to techniques when you don’t have the right papers for the kind of background you want, and I shared 36 layouts as examples.

This week I want to share how you can make techniques a part of your regular process for when you DO have a great line of paper you love. I made a video that shares this process. In the tutorial I walk you through the assembly of a layout so you can see the process in action. You’ll learn a fun technique, as well.

Declared Intentions (closeup)

Get more out of your paper lines after watching this video. Get more out of your inks, stains, stencils, stamps, and die cuts, too!

The video is for Paperclipping Members and is now available in the member library.

CLICK HERE for info about a Paperclipping Membership.

  • LauraZM

    I like how you help me think about my supplies and materials differently! Another great video!! Laura

  • Great! Thanks, Laura! :)

  • Jennifer G.

    I have now joined and I am looking forward to learning some techniques. I am starting with stamping and heat embossing. What is your favorite heat embossing tool?

  • Thank you for your membership! I love the one made by Ranger. I think it’s called the Heat-It Tool, maybe? It’s wonderful and way better than the one I had before — the long magenta colored one. :)