Making Lumpy Scrapbook Pages

by Sara Naumann

Do you like using eyelets, wire, buttons, beads and other three-dimensional accessories to create lumpy scrapbook pages? Then youll love the album pages ideas in Making Lumpy Scrapbook Pages. And heres a sneak preview: Scrapbook specialists Shauna Berglund-Immel, Arlene Peterson and Lisa Garcia-Bergstedt have selected three lovely layouts from the book to share with you.

First, the details

Is it Acid-Free?

Most lumpy materials are acid-free, including what we call hardware such as brads, eyelets and buttons, as well as the warm fuzzies like ribbons, fabrics, fibers and accents like raffia and Twistel.

Many lumpy products, like eyelets and brads, werent originally designed for the scrapbook market so they might not be labeled as acid-free. If youre using materials not normally found in the scrapbook section of your store, grab an acid-testing pen and see for yourself. You can also contact the companies directly and ask a customer service representative.

Making an Impression

Dont forget to think about possible abrasion and impression of lumpy elements when you layout your page elements. Instead, plan your double-page spreads so the lumpy items dont press into the photos on the opposite page when the book is closed.

Another trick is to store your albums uprightnever stack them. When scrapbooks lay on a shelf or coffee table, metal embellishments like wire and brads can make indentations on the opposite page.

Ready to Start Making Lumpy Pages?

Ready to take on some lumpy techniques? Shauna, Arlene and Lisa have three sensational pages for you!

Be My Valentine

by Shauna Berglund-Immel

Alphabet beads are perfect for kids pages! They make marvelous journaling accents when threaded across the bottom of a photo as Shauna did here.

Shauna strung alphabet beads onto ribbon and inserted the ends into an eyelet at each lower corner of her matted photo. A heart bead on either side of Kaelins name makes a sweet accent and ties in with the patterned paper and Valentnes Day theme. Shauna added a wide ribbon tied in a shoestring bow glued above Kaelins photo. She completed the layout with three punched yellow flowers, each centered with an eyelet.

In Shaunas Supply Box:

Specialty Paper Pizazz
white vellum Part not in database (may have been discontinued): #15517
Patterned Paper Pizazz:
white words on pink, pink tiles with words Mixing Light Papers
yellow Solid Muted Colors
white Plain Pastels
alpha beads: Darice, Inc.
5 pink eyelets: Stamp Studio
6" of 1/16", 12" of 5/8" wide white satin ribbon: C.M. Offray & Son, Inc.
1" wide flower punch: Marvy Uchida
mini-scallop, scallop decorative scissors: Fiskars
salmon pen: Zig Writer
white pen: Pentel Milky Gel Roller
glue dots: Zots International LLC

Krystal & Missy

by Arlene Peterson

Fabulous fibers transform this layout into a winter wonderland, complete with tone-on-tone papers and vellum snowflakes.

Arlene started with a snowflake collage background paper for this photo of her two daughters. She cut a 6 1/2"x8 3/4" white vellum rectangle and punched 15 holes along the top and bottom sides. Blue and silver fibers are threaded vertically; white fibers run horizontally. Arlene matted this piece on blue vellum, then matted her photo on blue vellum and glued it to the fiber mat.

Arlene even added fibers to her journaling block. She computer journaled on white vellum, then matted it on blue vellum. She punched two 1" snowflakes from blue vellum, glued one on each end of the vellum rectangle, then punched a hole in each snowflake and inserted fiber.

For the fiber border on the left side of the page, Arlene placed 2 eyelets below the snowflake motif on the collage paper, and two more 1" from the bottom edge of the page. Fibers peek through the top eyelet, then disappear through the bottom.

In Arlenes Supply Box:

Specialty Paper Pizazz
12"x12" Pastel Vellum Papers
also by the sheet
white vellum Part not in database (may have been discontinued): #15517
Patterned Paper Pizazz:
blue snowflake collage Vacation Collage Papers
white, blue fibers: Adornaments
four 5/16" wide white eyelets: Stamp Studio
1/2", 1", 11/4" wide snowflake punches: Family Treasures, Inc.
1/8" wide circle punch: Marvy Uchida

The Beach

by Lisa Garcia Bergstedt

This page is so gorgeous, we just couldnt resist sharing it with you here! Lisa discovered a treasure trove of possibilities using beads for texture and color.

Lisa chose a collaged background paper for a quick backdrop. She journaled on a 3 1/4"x12" strip of white vellum, tore the right edge and placed the strip even with the left edge of the palm tree collage paper. Silver eyelets fasten the vellum to the paper.

Lisa cleverly outlined the palm tree silhouettes with white pen, then cut out the bottom 1 1/2" of the silhouette and slipped a 12"x1 1/2" strip of torn sandstone behind the palms.

Now, how to attach those terrifically tiny beads? Tacky tape! Lisa covered the bottom edge of the sandstone strip with tacky tape, then covered the sticky tape with gold micro and treasure beads plus a few green beads. She die-cut the letters, then attached tacky tape and covered the top halves with blue micro beads and the bottom halves with blue treasure beads. To add extra dimension, Lisa attached the letters to her page with foam tape.

In Lisas Supply Box:

Specialty Paper Pizazz
white vellum Part not in database (may have been discontinued): #15517
gold Part not in database (may have been discontinued): #3262
Patterned Paper Pizazz:
palm tree collage Vacation Collage Papers
sandstone by the sheet
solid Paper Pizazz
light blue Solid Muted Colors
turquoise, gold mix micro beads; blue, gold, green mix treasure beads; Terrifically Tacky Tape: Art Accents
two 1/4" wide silver eyelets: Stamp Studio
schoolhouse letter die-cuts: Accu/Cut Systems
foam adhesive tape: Scotch Brand
white, black pens: Sakura Gelly Roll

For more lumpy techniques and inspirational album pages, check out Hot Off The Press Making Lumpy Scrapbook Pages. The 48-page book is jam-packed with all of the latest techniques from the talented scrapbook specialists.

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