I have seen a video from Shimelle Laine a couple of times where you take a selection of papers and cut them all up and then use them to create as many layouts as possible. I have always wanted to do this and today I cut up the papers from the Studio Calico Field Guide kit from last year and I am making layouts with those pieces of paper.
To be honest it is a little bit scary to cut into all those pieces of paper without knowing what photos I am going to scrap but it is also strangely empowering. There are some pretty stunning papers in that collection that I have cut into small pieces. I have kept some of the patterned papers whole to use as backgrounds and I have two pieces of the same paper that I am going to use as the background of my first ever double pager.
The first page is a contrast between the life of our pampered feline and a stray cat we saw out on a walk. I have never actually scrapped Poppy before and seeing these two photos together gave me a great story to share.
The second layout was inspired by some of the layouts completed for the NSD challenges at Studio Calico. I loved the bright colours in the photos and thought a banner style layout might work well. I also had a play with my Mister Hueys and the Maya Road chipboard included in the kit.