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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday - Four Ways to Use Elegant Edges in Layouts

Welcome to Scrappin' Saturday!  Yesterday, Peggy showcased the Elegant Edges cartridge and how its versatile cuts work great for labels.  I'm also a huge fan of this cartridge, so I wanted to share four ways to utilize its cuts for scrapbook layouts.

#1 - As a Background:
This layout from 6ichthusfish uses a scalloped circle to fill the entire background.  What a great way to change things up when so many elements are rectangular!

#2 - As a Photo Frame
Attention is drawn immediately to the photo with a bold frame used this layout from Jackie's Scrapbook Layouts.  I love how she continues the leaf motif by choosing a vine cutout for the frame.

#3 - As a Journal Space
Steph Ackerman uses a curved cut to provide a journal space on her teen boy layout.  If you have lots to say, make a big cut; if just a few works, the label can be smaller.

#4 - As a Decorative Border
Don't have the perfect border punch to embellish your layout?  Use the border function from Elegant Edges.  OkieLadyBug adorns the side of her beauty layout with a beautiful repeating scallop.

I've used Elegant Edges for borders and backgrounds before, but now I'm eager to branch out and try my hand at using it for journaling elements.  Any of these ideas caught your attention?  Let us know how you might use a curvy or scalloped shape on your next layout in the comments section.

Have a happy, scrappy weekend,

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  1. What a great cart! So many ways to use it! Your layouts are wonderful!

  2. Great layouts. I have this cartridge and I love it. You can do so much with it.

  3. This is great Jessica. I love Elegant Edges and you are so right it has so many uses. A friend of mine made a layout with the one of the book cuts and I was like duh why didn't I think of that. Great post!

  4. What great tips! I need to get this cartridge (if I don't own it already LOL!)

  5. The bold Photo frame page is simply inspiring. I love all the colors and elements that were used.
    Beth M in WI

  6. Love each of these fun layouts. I need to try new things with images like this!

  7. Great post! I've been putting off purchasing this cartridge...I'm not sure how much longer I can hold off!! :-)

    ~Sharon C.

  8. Beautiful layouts! I love Elegant Edges--just need to use it more! Thanks for sharing with us!


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