Use it up wear it out!

Hi Leo here again with another idea using the main Quirky Kit 'Downtown Tea Party'.

Today I'm sharing an idea using up scraps of patterned papers from the kit. You can also use the idea just as a way of mixing up lots of patterns on one page. Ok here's my page..........

I used on of the Cosmo Cricket papers for my background:

I started building up the layers of patterned paper cutting some out in rectangles and some into strips then sprinkles over some of the embellishments from the kit. I really like some of the strips along the bottom of some of the papers so incorporated some of them leaving them on the edges of papers in some cases and cutting them off the bottom of the papers to use on their own.

 The title I added as the last layer sprawling it across all the layers including the photo.

I love the dotted colour strip along the bottom of the Kesi'art paper so I kept that on there to use.


Some of the pieces I've cut out of the patterned paper the date piece in the corner is cut out from the Pink Paislee Daily Junque paper.

 This little scissors is on the Kesi'art card strip I liked how it kind of went with the background paper - it could make a cool theme for a page about scrapbook or paper crafts too?

I used the Pink Paislee twine from the kit across the top to give the impression the rectangles of paper in the background were taped to the line of twine kind of like a washing line! This tape is not in the kit but you can get it's from the Vintage Indie card kit I was playing with this kit at the same time I made the page and I couldn't put the washi tape down!

I glued the twine down using a Pritt glue stick just dabbing it on the paper first then pressing the twine onto it - it sticks it down really well and quick too.

So what are you waiting for? Grab those scraps and get to work, share what you've made with your kit scraps in the comments and I'll pick out one at random to win a washi tape goody pack!

xx Leo


  1. Loving this layout Leo. My sub doesnt start till the next kit but I will be saving up these ideas to try when I do get it. In the meantime will give it a go from what supplies I do have

  2. Gorgeous layout!

    I'm using this kit to fill my home made smash book. I've also reused some of the washi tape that you package up the boxes with. I peel it off and then stick it to acetate to save it until I want to use it. :)