Designer’s Choice: Memorabilia

By Jennifer Larson

November 15, 2014

Hello, it’s Jennifer Larson here, sharing some ideas from my pages this month about using memorabilia

If you are like me, you collect tickets, maps, programs, and receipts, hoping you might use them scrapbooking. Here is one page where I did so:

Golf in the City by Jennifer Larson

I had the ticket from the mini-golf outing saved because it looked graphic and cool, to be expected from mini-golf at an art museum. The tickets inspired my product choices for the page; the colors of the Kelly Purkey Basic Grey line matched the colors on the ticket perfectly. I adhered the ticket with dimensional stickers to keep it off the photos. The ticket then became a part of the title and embellishment cluster.

Pack it in by Jennifer Larson

On this page I used a cut-out map from the state park brochure to back the title block. Confession: I just laid the paper on the page. I know it’s not acid free. I’m OK with that for myself because the photos the map aligns with are not priceless. If you do worry about archiving when it comes to using memorabilia, though, spray it with Archival Mist or something to de-acidify the paper, or keep the memorabilia away from the photos.

Some ideas for using memorabilia, including the ones above:

Make it a part of the embellishment cluster.
Use it to back a title block.
Use it as patterned paper.
Slide it in an envelope and adhere the envelope to the page–under photos, next to photos, or even tucked in an envelope behind the page. Let part of the memorabilia peek through the front of the page by using an Exacto to cut a slit in the paper opening up to the envelope in the back.
Die cut the memorabilia.
Spray it, mist it, sew it–use it as something graphic on any page, not even from the place or event you got it from!
Bind birthday or holiday cards to use as a mini-album.
Trim tickets to use as a graphic banner.

If you have some memorabilia lying around, pair it with photos and get it on a page! Then take a picture and upload it to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page to share.



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