So here we are at the finale of the gingham dress challenge. Hallelujah! I can hear you all shouting. When I originally spotted this dress I knew … [Read More...]
With the crappy economy and everyone trying to save a dime this Holiday Season I've been thinking about some gifts that can be made on the cheap. Everyone appreciates something that is unique and personalized. Decorated personal journals are perfect for both men and women.
This journal was actually made for myself but you can see how just one sheet of the PDQ Take-Out line with the chipboard shapes transform this $3 notebook into a really nice little gift. The notebook has a little pocket in the inside front cover and if you wanted to include a gift card or a movie ticket this would be a great place to put it.
I wanted to show all the intermediate and professional scrapbookers out there that you can still be ultra creative when using PDQ. The only thing is, you save time and money. Darn…I know, ; P
These 2 sample layouts show how I've used one sheet of PDQ paper, only one side, cut it up, combined it with cardstock and embellishments and created 2 totally different and unique layouts that look nothing like the original PDQ layout.
Normally for those of you that use PDQ regularly you know you always get 2 complete layouts with each sheet of paper because you can use both sides. That's when you simply leave the paper as it isand don't pierce through the paper. You simply layer on your journaling, photos and embellishments using both side of the sheet of paper and inserting it into your page protectors. You can be very creative like that, just what you choose to cover on the layout changes it completely. Taking creativity another step further is when you choose to do as I have shown and cut the entire image up. The possibilities are endless.
The next newsletter I think I will have a contest/challenge to see what people can come up with when using one sheet of PDQ, cardstock & embellishments. So put on your creative hats all you pros!