March 2011 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Scrapbook Techniques

This month’s blog hop focuses on different scrapbooking techniques.  There are so many ideas out there!  Today, I will be showing you ways to use your patterned paper to create your own custom embellishments.

The hop is a circle so if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you are already hopping along you should have come from Nikka’s blog.  You can see a list of all the hop participants in my previous post.

Supplies used are all CTMH: Boom-Di-Ada Paper Pack, antique brads, Spot On Backgrounds stamp set, and Autumn Terracotta ink.  I used a sketch from My Little Sketch Book.

The paper I used is retired but you can use any patterned paper, there are many current ones that are similar, or you probably have some in your stash!  The “ribbon” border along the bottom is made by cutting strips of paper and adding brads for a 3D look.  The flowers are also cut from patterned paper and layered using 3D foam tape and brads for a finished embellished look.  Journaling will go on the strips on the right page.  Below is the paper that I cut up and a closeup of the flowers.

Tracy is your next stop!


  1. Luisa Says:

    Great ideas too take the most of our gorgeous papers!

  2. Tracy Oleksak Says:

    I love your layout! This is one of my fav CTMH papers…I bought extra packs so I would always have it on hand. I love how you cut up and popped out the flowers, so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Adeline Brill Says:

    I do like the Boom-Di-Ada paper pack – I also bought an extra one to have ‘just in case’!

  4. Corina Mitchell Says:

    That is a great way to have the perfect embellishments for the paper packets. Love it!

  5. Haley D. Says:

    Beautiful layout! I too love the papers, and I can’t believe all the brads you used. Fabby!

  6. Sherry Brown Says:

    I love love love how you made these flowers. I am going to give that a try some time. Beautiful on your layout.

    Smiles Sher

  7. Krista Says:

    Totally cute layout. Those flowers look fabulous. Thanks for the ideas on how to use up the last of this pack that just seems to keep hanging around!

  8. Tamytha Jenkins Says:

    Beautiful colors. Fun flowers.

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