VIDEO: Stretch Your Stash - Eyelets // 12x12 Layout Process Video

July 22, 2017

Hello fellow crafty friends! Today I'm back with another episode of Stretch Your Stash! Now I have had this idea in my head for a while now and it was just as time consuming as I thought it was going to be. Not only did I cut my design down form the original form which you'll see in the process video, but I also agonizingly picked out specific colored brads from my little pile. This layout is definitely a stretch your stash fave! Although painstakingly time consuming, it was a easy to plan design element. It adds a lot without too much going on. 

My original idea was to do a sort of radial look with my eyelets, but I came across a couple of obstacles. One, eyelets are a pain in the butt sometimes. Two, I didn't have enough eyelets! Oh well, I plan on revisiting this idea sometime in the future. It is definitely a fun texture to add to layouts. Plus, I think it would look really great for some summertime layouts or children's layouts. Without further ado, on to the video!

This layout starts with a beautiful light blue background. I love doing colored cardstock backgrounds. I rarely use white as a background paper which I think is pretty unique compared to many scrappers out there. This layout is simple, but packs a punch through its various textures and elements.

I created a small cluster in the bottom right of this layout as to not take away from the eyelet elements. I used a Heidi Swapp tag as a base. I also included a Freckled Fawn chipboard phrase sticker, a Project Life wood veneer asterisk, and a Project Life arrow. This embellishment cluster helps add more color to the layout.

Underneath my photos of my two cuties, I have some fun layers. I use black cardstock and a DCWV patterned paper with small ampersands on it. To add a unique texture I used a glassine bag under my photos. I completely resisted the urge to include a doily on this layout which took a lot of will power.

I also created a small cluster by my title piece. I used a Tim Holtz phrase sticker as the basis. The eyelet circles that I created made it easy to space out my other embellishments. The circular patterns even inspired me to go with this circular chipboard piece as my title! It's funny that going out of your creative comfort zone even if just a little bit can bring different types of inspiration! I would highly recommend giving it a try sometime.

I also made an embellishment cluster in this eyelet cluster. I really am so happy with how this turned out. It is definitely one of the easiest ways to use up a lot of eyelets quickly. If you would like to see more eyelet ideas or other Stretch Your Stash episodes be sure to subscribe! I can definitely see this series going on for a long time. Leave me any additional topics to cover in the comments. Thanks for stopping by!

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