JILLIBEAN SOUP | Layout Tutorial... using up the leftovers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blogger is not my friend... just putting it out there. I have had so many issues trying to get a post up that I had almost given up. Fortunately after re-installing everything I have finally managed to make a post stick! Is it just me or does everyone else suffer from blogger-itis every now and again?

This layout was recently on the Jillibean Soup blog with a tutorial which you can find HERE.

I've been really thinking lately about how to get the most out of my scrapping supplies so that I can cut down on wastage and use as much as I possibly can. Firstly, I keep all my collections in zip locks bags so that everything stays together regardless of how big or small. I then decided that I was sick and tired of throwing out perfectly good paper because it was a ridiculous shape that was impossible to use but still had some really fun pictures, words or patterns. Time to think up new ways to use itty bitty elements...

Just love all the fun emoticons from the Spicy Social Soup collection as they were perfect for this particular layout and super fun shapes that were easy to fussy cut.

I went a little crazy during my fussy-cutting and had quite a pile of pieces left over so I decided to create a card using a similar approach.

Jillibean Soup
Patterned paper: Spicy Social Soup/1 Part App, 4 Parts Hashtags, Bite Size Bits, Taste of Texts; Birthday Bisque/Cup of Candles, Smidgen of Sweets
Coordinating Label Stickers: Spicy Social Soup, Birthday Bisque, Sightseeing Stew
Soup Labels: Spicy Social Soup
Wise Words: Gray Smile, Yellow Smile
Alphabeans: Diced Denim, Gumbo Green, Kut Kraft, Organic Orange, Roma Red, Tart Teal, Yarn Yellow
Die-cut Cardstock: Spicy Social Soup, Birthday Bisque
Placemats: 12 x 12 White Mini Journaling Frames

Other: White card stock, Embroidery Thread, Doodlebug Sequins and Sprinkles

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  1. This is really, really cute, Melinda. That is an awesome way to use up all the bits. :) You are probably sick of me saying it, but you really do amaze me. I really do just love all of your pages. (I love the photos of Gorgia. Kids and their phones. :) )

  2. Melinda, i love your layout!

  3. I adore this...when I first saw it on the Jillibean blog it took my breath away. I am a firm fan of your work xx

  4. Really clever way to use perfectly wonderful little pieces of scrapping paper.. love the layout and wow looks fabo on a card too.. and yes once blogger deleted my blog totally.. talk about heart stopping few hours trying to get it back emailing all sorts of blogger places leaving desperate comments.. until finally my blog just appeared again.. and yes some days posting is slower than other days.. (must be a male I reckon!!! hehe!!)

  5. Wow! These are fantastic beyond belief!

  6. This is such a great way to use up all the ephemera :) Love what you have done ♥

  7. OMG - this is sensational! Love, love, love it! And a great way to use up scraps to boot!

  8. Gorgeous - love all those pops of colour against the white

  9. This is just incredible melinda !

  10. This is just an awesome idea and amazing layout!!! Love it!! (I'm going to scraplift it too!)

  11. Now that's what I call a waste not want not approach!!!! It looks absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Love it all....& I have to say your girl is growing up!!!!!!!

  12. Far out!! I am loving this duo...x

  13. Both of these are stunning! I like fussing cutting too. It really puts heart into what you create, so Beautiful!