Hi everyone! Jan here today, with some Sizzix Inspiration for pocket page scrapbooking.
As soon as I saw these new Rachel Bright Life Made Simple Thinlits sets, I knew they would make great pocket pages. I especially love the Pets Sizzix Thinlits set, there are so many cute elements that can be used in layouts, cards, tags, or anything else. Using my Sizzix Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, and my sandwich of two Standard Cutting Pads with paper and die between, I cut out my various pieces.
I die-cut my shapes in various colors and patterned papers. For the smaller pieces that I have used in a different coloured frame, I place a piece of scotch tape on the back, before I remove it from my Thinlits. I take a stylus and press on the tiny pieces that I want to stick to the tape, then lift it off the die. the pieces usually stay in place on the tape and then I just tape them to the back of the main frame, fitting them in the appropriate openings. Much easier than trying to glue each little piece individually!
When I wanted a contrasting colour for the larger pieces, such as this calendar, I traced the outer shape onto a piece of paper, cut it out, and adhered it to the back. The rectangle full of paw die-cuts and the days of the week have their own backing dies. This Calendar Thinlits Set has 9 pieces, including a die with all of the days of the week. There are little frames to highlight the days, months, and dates, such as the one around my 23. The little paw geo tag shape is from the Pet Thinlits set. The little hearts, bone, paw, and bark are die-cut and adhered to my side strip. I used the Life Made Simple Woodgrain Thinlits behind my photo of Roxy in her Scottish costume. Yes, my dog really likes it when I put a costumes on her! She sits perfectly for her photo too! Roxy's name was die-cut using Sizzix's Tim Holtz 1" Alphanumeric Thinlits letters.
After assembling and creating my little rectangles, I inked the edges and inserted them into my pockets. I love that these shapes fit perfectly into your scrapbooking pocket pages.
Thanks for stopping by,
Other Supplies Used:
- Patterned paper (Adorn-it, Queen & Co.)
- We R Memory Keepers pocket page protectors
- Liquid pen adhesive
- Tape runner adhesive
- Bone paper clip
- Brushed Corduroy Distress ink