Not Every Superhero Wears a Cape | Melinda Sweetman

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today! Melinda here with you sharing not 1 but 2 scrapbook pages! I have created a 12×12 scrapbook layout and an accompanying 6×12 page to add my journalling to.

I’m so excited today to be using the Superhero Page Builder Cut File for this project!! I just love, love, love this file and have had it cut for a little while until I found the “right” page to use it on! When I cut this I just enlarged the whole lot to fill a piece of 12×12 white card stock and a stuck all the pieces together in a zip lock bag!

This cut file has so many fun pieces and as much as I wanted to use every single piece on the page I restrained myself! I was going for a definite vibe which was not the traditional “Superhero” vibe. My boys are superheroes in my eyes. And I want them to know that they are seen and loved.

After adding lots of splatters to my background I used the same mists and paints (which were picked to match some sequins) to add colour to the action words that are also a part of this file! And add splatters to the bottom right hand corner of the 6×12 paper I was intending to use.

Next I started with building my title using the big “Superhero” piece from the cut file. I’ve backed this with one piece of pattern paper by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I also pulled in some glittery silver alphas from my stash as I knew there were silver elements in the other collection I chose for this page.

From the get go I wanted to create 2 shaker pockets for these pages. One is here in the word hero. I love this cute and fun little addition to the title!

And the other ended up on the other page. Though to start with the plan was for it be on the 12×12. I love how this adds some continuity from one page to the other! Oh, especially with the addition of the same alphas!

I added in some paper layers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule 6×8 paper pad. This added in some extra pops of colour and matched the title. With such a dark background paper it also helps to pop the photo from the page.

To finish off this page I added in a few stickers to either side of the photo. I loved the “Go Forth” sentiment on the tree so embraced adding trees! A couple of little extras to the top of my photo cluster – one says love this and the other says be true to you. Finally I sprinkled some tiny silver star stickers, some puffy heart stickers and some of the sequins all around.

Which brings me to the final steps of finishing off my journalling page. You can see I’ve stitched down the words (again, repeating an element from the other page) and stuck my star shaker down the bottom in that cluster also.

I really love how this cluster came together! I have plenty of room to write still and I have enough on this page that (to me at least lol) it is obviously a companion to the other. If I do run out of room on this 6×12 sheet I do still have the other half of this paper that I can write on too. My journalling is not yet done. I have a vague idea floating in my head of what I want to say. But I’m pretty sure the journalling will be a letter from a Mumma to her babies and personal. A message I don’t want them to miss because it’s hidden away so into a 6×12 page protector and straight into an album.

As always I have a process video for you today. You can watch most of my process and if you have any questions please leave them on the video and I can get back to you ASAP! I do hope you enjoy!

That is me done for September, I’m off to cut some October cut files!! Oh la la! Gwen has done another spectacular job of designing fun and beautiful cut files for us to play with! Make sure, if you are not already a subscriber to the newsletter (FYI, you get FREEBIES!!) click here and pop in your email addy! And head over to this section in the store for all the NEWEST files! Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel