Aug 17, 2011

No Paper? No Problem!

Well since I have arranged all of my favorite things on my Clip It Up, it’s time for me to start using them (cause let me tell ya, stuff is comin’ in faster than stuff is goin’ out!). So I decided to really challenge myself on this one. My challenge was to create a layout using ONLY things from my Clip It Up and a white piece of cardstock. Yup, that’s right…no papers. And since I wasn’t sure what I was going to be using, I decided on a photo that was black and white so that it would go with anything.

I started by going through my CIU and finding some things that I really liked, and some packages of things that were almost gone and that I wanted to get rid of. So this is what I pulled off: (Note: I scrap at night, so it was hard for me to get good lighting on these photos!)

I went through each package and pulled out things that I wanted to use. I started to notice that there were certain colors in the items I had chosen: blue, green, and purple…not a combo I usually use, but I liked it! One of the items I pulled off was this old ephemera pack from Making Memories. It has some small pieces of corrugated cardboard in there, so I decided to take those out and use them.



I wanted to add a bit more color to the page since I wasn’t using patterned papers, so I painted the cardboard pieces using some paint daubers from Ranger (which I LOVE). I also had pulled out some tiny chipboard pieces from Maya Road, so I painted a few of those as well.


Then came the arranging. I spent a little time just pushing the elements around the page until I was happy with the balance and the placement. And here is my finished layout!





I have to tell you that this honestly came much better than I thought it was going to!!! I was so please with the result; I might challenge myself to do this again!

I was so in the mood for using up things on my CIU, that I created a few other small projects, too.

I used some crocheted flowers and ribbons to make these cute hair clips for my daughter (that got rid of another package on my CIU!).


I also decided to condense things on my CIU and get rid of excess packaging. The boxes that the Maya Road chipboard and kraft pieces come in are a bit bulky, so I decided to transfer them to some CIU zipper bags. It made SO much more space!



Well I believe that this is my last post for Clip It Up and I want to thank Renee and all the other ladies for letting me be a part of such a great team!!! I seriously have taken a new approach to organization, and this position has made me critically look at my “stuff” and how I can be more efficient in organizing and using it. I have had such a wonderful time and will think of you all every time I look at my Clip It Up!



  1. What a fabulous layout. I am amazed that you were able to do that with no paper. I am inspired.

  2. I love this! It is so fun, and I think layouts done in white are beautiful and take talent!

  3. I love love love your layout! I can't believe you just picked out those items and mixed and matched! Beautiful work!

  4. WOW!!!! We should all challenge ourselves more often if this is the result! You did an amazing job on the layout!
    I just wanted to thank you for all the amazing projects you did for us as part of our Design Team! I have been extremely pleased with the work that's been done!
    Thank you for your talent, hard work and support for the Clip it Up line of products and for Simply Renee!

  5. This is fabulous! I totally want to do this myself now! :)


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