We are here to make custom journal cards again and today we are incorporating one of my latest craze - geometrics.
Here the discussion of making your own filler or journal for your Project Life albums was first broached, and since then we have made cards out of recycled shopping bags, fabric swatches, cork, and plain grid paper.
Well, the following one is easy and it would cost you next to nothing at all. All you need are a bunch of paper scraps and a choice of adhesive (glue or tape) or some way to put them all together.
I almost never throw away scraps of paper no matter how small. I don't like anything going to waste and I always think I will have some use for them in the future. I think that makes me a hoarder, but yes, I almost, always end up finding some use for them one way or another soon enough. So if you're like me and have some as well, and if you do Project Life or some sort of scrapbooking, this may be worth looking into.
So I have scraps of paper and I cut them in clean, straight lines. For this project you could easily adhere these geometric cutouts onto a surface, say, a piece of white paper of your preferred size, using a glue. But I also find that cutting the supposed base paper into similar geometric shapes and putting them together using adhesive tape is more economical (making use of already scraps work best, too). This way, you can maximize surface area and still make use of paper that will otherwise be covered by the cutouts.
So that's right, I simply put them together with adhesive tape at the back surface until there forms enough area to cover cards of preferred sizes (in this case, 3x4 or 4x6, in inches).
I am aiming for a bigger geometric collage so I could just cut it out to smaller sizes in one go, instead of adhering and cutting every 3x4 area. Here, I'm making an area in inches of 9x12 and I'd simply cut everything outside of the area. Whatever is cut out or in excess of the area can be reused and attached to a different part of the collage. Rinse and repeat.
Keep going with your very own geometric jigsaw and once you have what you need, cut away.
And there we go, enjoy your new filler cards!