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I'm back with another page from the Pizza Box mini.  Scroll along for some tips, tricks, pointers, inspiration and tutorial.

I attended a Pizza Box event at Tiny's Hobby in Kortrijk, Belgium.  In the pizza box was well over a dozen papers and all kinds of coordinating elements.  I've attended several of these workshops and I can tell you, there are so many goodies in the box, that you can scrap for years after.  I've done all kinds of mini's and other projects from just one box.


In previous entries, you can see other pages I've completed.  I purchased this chip board book at Tiny's as well.  I papered most of the pages with these coordinating colours you see here.  Burgundy, black and gold or mustard.  To keep my mini cohesive, I'm repeating the colours, patterns and techniques throughout the entire book.


Layer up!  Layering adds dimension, interest, contrast and a more finished look.  I you ever find that your page is missing something, try layering.  Also experiment with your colours.  See how your photos blend with the papers your backing.  Both of my photos stand out from my papers rather than blend in to it.


This was from an embellishment page.  Love that coffee and doesn't it go just great with my breakfast photo?  I'm layering it as well with coordinating paper from the box.  It will make the cup stand out from my already dark background.


I just love a book with dimension.  Some types of albums do not allow for dimension, but a ring book like this one, gives more than enough space to layer up those pages.  Use foam tape or thick glue dots to give your photos or goodies a big boost.


I don't have all kinds of dosh to spend on scrap supplies and I make most of my own elements.  This coordinating paper from the collection is perfect for my embellishments.  All of these leaves in different sizes will make awesome additions to my page.


I did a bit of detail work to my leaves.  I used a regular ole nail file around the edges to give it a rough, more textured look and I also pinched the leaf to make it stand up and out more from my page.  You could ink around the edges if you like, as well.


Here is a mega easy way to have free elements.  Use different sized hole punchers (I only have these two.) to make confetti or scatter for your projects.


Make flat elements pop with layers.  This is a sticker button.  Let's pimp it up.


I backed it up on more matching paper.  (Keep colours in mind.  Often when use a lot of different colours, your layout could look messy, busy and incongruous.  Repetition of colour is the key to having a super composition.

The red dots on this ribbon was too busy with the pattern of my button, so I just flipped it over.


This is supposed to be an image of a huge, flat glue dot. I push the edges of the flat dot to form this mass and use it for extra dimension and awesome sticking power.


There ya go!  Simply scrapped fast and inexpensively.  Layer, fold, distress and repeat to have awesome layouts.

I'm off to scrap some more!

Thanks so much for dropping by The Cherry.  Here are some other paper craft projects you may like.  Each image is linked up to the blog.  There are a lot of freebies here!

My Mico Mini Pages:

 mini pages

Graphic 45 Stacking boxes with free template:

 free template and tutorial for stacked boxes

More mini magic with this digital folding mini and free template.

 free folding mini template and tutorial

Graphic 45 folding mini also with free template.

 folding mini with free template

Happy scrapping!