Friday, August 21, 2015

Old School Scrapping!

The challenge over at Cut It Up is Old School.  The idea is to use old techniques or supplies.  With this challenge comes the opportunity to win something new from Newton's Nook!

When I think of old school scrapping techniques, I think of newspaper articles, pictures, the date, and a few embellishments!  As for the papers, I think of plain cardstock.

As I moved forward on this project, I looked back at my old scrapbook from HS.  Sure enough, there were dates, pictures, programs, and a few keepsakes.  So, I decided to be true to the form and scrap this article and some pics for my nephew's book.  However, I did use a few techniques from this era!

New technique #1
The die cuts!  The "Stars" title cut is from Independence Day-Freedom; it originally said Stars and Stripes, but I altered the cut in Design Space.  The 2014 came from Days and Dates.  "Play Loud March Proud" is from Quarter Note.  The stars are from Holiday Cakes.  All cuts were done in Cricut Design Space.

New technique #2
The laminator!  I laminated the newspaper articles before placing them on the page.  I put cardstock behind the articles and laminated the pieces together.  This will hopefully protect the newsprint and the photographs.

The picture on top of the newspaper photo is a picture I took of a paused screen on television!  I had to prove to future generations Viktor's band was on TV!  hahaha  They are the WeBo Stars; that's whyI used the stars theme!

All cardstocks and inks are from CTMH.

So, what do you think of when you when you consider old school paper crafting?  We can't wait to see what you have to share; please visit Cut It Up for details on linking your project!  Remember, you still need a die cut on your project!

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  1. Your Layout looks awesome! And what a good idea to laminate the newspaper article - it'll last longer and not ruin the layout! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. What a fabulous layout!! The photos from the newspaper and television are wonderful TFS!!!! Have a great day.

  3. Katrina, I love everything about this layout! Great title, fun colors :)

  4. Awesome scrapbook pages!! Super amazing work!

  5. Most of my scrapbooking is old school. I always want to focus on the pictures; they're the reason there's even a scrapbook! I love what you did with yours - how you included the TV screen shot and newspaper article along with the photos. That tells the complete story!


  6. Katrina, what wonderful pages and a great memory to save so beautifully!

  7. I love this layout! I think there is something special about old school scrapping. The pages are truly memory keepers. I guess that's what Smash Books are for now. Great set of pages.

  8. Great layout, love the style and feel of it. CIU DT