Scrapbook Sunday: September Messy Box

Create unique journaling cards with a sharpie and transparency paper. See how I used some with my Messy Box kit for Scrapbook Sunday over at www.aBeautifulMess.comThis month’s Messy Box was full of some of my favorite colors (hello citron and minty green!) and had a fun coffee theme on some of the journaling cards. I didn’t have to think too hard about what photos I wanted to include on this page as sleep deprivation is the recurring theme of motherhood…also, cute photos of your toddler stealing your coffee while you’re checking your e-mail. I also decided to see what I could do with a sheet of transparency that was in my stash and was really happy with how it turned out!

MessyBoxScrapbookSundayScrapbookSundayMessyBox2If you grew up in the nineties, you knew it was a big no-no to write on the teacher’s projector sheets with any old pen in case it ended up being a Sharpie. Those things DO NOT WIPE OFF. In this case, it’s a major plus as you don’t have to worry about your writing getting smeared when you slip it into your photo pocket. This is a really fun way to add some journaling or an extra square of pattern to your pocket pages, but it would be easy to add whole sheets as dividers with journaling or a simple hand drawn pattern as well.

TransparencyPaperScrapbookSundayTo make these, I simply cut my transparency into squares that fit the pockets and cleaned off the fingerprints. Then I laid them over a lined sheet of paper to help guide my handwriting on top.

Transparency2Transparency1TransparencyScrapbookSunday1I added a sticker to the outside of the photo pocket for a little bit of a layered effect. I love the graphic look it adds. It mimics the graphic look of the black number die cuts that came with the kit, too.

ScrapbookSundayMessyBoxI was sure to add in a list of this season’s current obsessions on this fun page and will tuck it into a full page protector when I add it into my album. Have you ever experimented with transparency paper before? Pick up a pack at your local office supply or craft store and see what you come up with! Rachel

Credits//Author and Photography: Rachel Denbow. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

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