An old favourite – is there anything new left to do with them? We asked Suzanne Tonga and Kathie Link and you might just be delighted with the results!
Stickers had a bad name in scrapbooking for a while there but Sue believes they have come back into fashion! Companies have reinvented stickers and they are no longer a little boring like they once were. Basic Grey always include an elements sheet and frame stickers in each of their collections and they are designed as an affordable embellishment to compliment their papers.
Sue loved the stickers from the Hello Luscious range but wanted to give them a little dimension on her layout so instead of adhering them flat to her page, she firstly stuck them onto a piece of acetate. Sue then cut around the images, leaving a small clear border around each. Sue could have cut them flush to the edges of the stickers but she liked the look that the acetate edge gave.
The acetate adds a strength to the stickers thereby allowing them to be layered with mounting tape on the page, which adds a lovely depth. Sue created her embellishment cluster with the stickers and a few prima flowers and candy gems.
Kathie’s son loves any type of crafty creating at the moment. Recently he created a series of cardstock “motorways” for his collection of tiny cars to drive along. This gave Kathie an idea for using scrapbooking stickers in a novel way. She’s used them to form three dimensional elements in a little cardboard village
To create the village, she cut roads from black cardstock. She used paint and patterned paper to turn cardboard boxes into colourful buildings. To create the dimensional cut-outs, Kathie’s used cardstock and chipboard stickers, which she’s adhered onto cardstock and then propped up with a thin strip of cardstock folded into a triangle and adhered behind the sticker.
Kathie also used images cut from a sheet of October Afternoon’s Bubble Gum paper to decorate her village. And Jamie is delighted with the new components of his motorway. He has been happily playing with it ever since, and has requested more buildings (with doors that open!) and pets.