Friday Focus: Scrapbook Layouts with Labels

by Lain Ehmann on December 21, 2012

We’ve all got items in our stash that we barely use. You know, those things that were all the rage, and we had to have them, and now we have no idea what to do with them. Rather than letting them take up valuable storage space, let’s put ’em to use!

This month we’re taking a look at labels. Office supplies rock, mainly because you can grab them from Staples for a fraction of what you’d pay at the scrapbook store. But generic or cutesy, they can add a little bit of structure or whimsy to your next project. Our ScrapHappy family took the challenge and came up with some fun and unique ways to use labels (and a freebie!)

First, the very talented Cheryl McCain of Cheryl McCain Photography has these cuties available for download on her blog:

The amazing Heather Dubarry at created a fun collage look using labels as journaling spots:

Now, Jane Bain of Plain Jane (who, by the way, is anything but plain) created a fun banner look using Christmas labels along the edge of her photo. Great way to adapt the current trend to the supplies she has on-hand!

Also from Heather: Group your labels together to make a mat for your photo. This is a great way to make your page feel more organic (aka messy!) AND to use up a lot of labels. That is the goal, after all: to USE our stash.

And here’s one from yours truly. I had a big sticker sheet of multicolored label stickers and created an eclectic journaling spot for the story of Ben’s wrestling tournament.

If you love labels as much as I do, you probably have some unique ways of showing them off. Feel free to link up in the comments!


Need some new labels to play? Try some of these:

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