Over the weekend, as I was going though some memorabilia from a few years ago, I came across some maps and brochures and post cards from events that I know I have already scrapbooked. What do you do when you come across some ephemera or memorabilia that you forgot to include on a layout?
Quick Tip: See if you can add found ephemera to your completed layout.
If your layouts are easy to get to, find the layout in question and determine if the found items can be added. I’m not suggesting that you “re-do” the layout. Just take a look at it and see if it’s possible to include anything into the design.
If there is an existing pocket, add your found items there. Beyond that, is there a large photo that you can slip something behind? Can you cut a map down to a smaller size and create a tag with it to add to your layout? Can you use your punches to create embellishments?
If it does not make sense to add it to the existing layout, but it’s still something you want to keep, slip it into the page protector behind the layout so that the items stay with the layout.
Lastly, if you determine that the stuff isn’t worth saving any longer and you can’t get it to work with the layout, stick it in the recycling bin. Free up some space for new stuff coming in!