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LOCKDOWN by Amanda King
Hello Mad Scrappers! Amanda here with a new scrapbook page to share with you. I’ve used papers from Photoplay’s Living the Quarantine Life collection to document the run-up to Lockdown in March.
I used a sheet of navy cardstock from my stash as the basis of my page along with a sheet of the Stay Safe paper which I cut on a diagonal and positioned the pieces to form a large pocket. I trimmed down the dotty side and stuck it to the background on two sides only, and moved the speech bubble side in further from the edge of the page so the two overlap by about an inch.
I matted a photo of our house on black cardstock and placed it with the ‘Stay Home’ cut-apart piece from the This Happened paper on a panel of the Covid-19 paper. I tucked a punched strip of the same black cardstock under the left edge and stuck the panel down on three sides to form another smaller pocket.
I composed the LOCKDOWN title on my Silhouette, substituting padlocks for the Os and backing it with cardstock scraps from my stash which match the colours in the collection. If you don’t have a digital cutter, then you could do something similar with large letter stickers or even hand-cut the title from your choice of papers or cardstock. I also added the Stay Home slogan in tile letter stickers from my stash.
I typed out a timeline of the events leading up to lockdown and mounted that on another piece of the Covid-19 paper; this will go in the larger pocket along with the letter and leaflet which were sent to all households and which I squirreled away immediately as all good scrapbookers should.
I also hand-wrote some journalling about our personal experiences just before and going into lockdown onto three cards which I tucked into the smaller pocket. I wrote on white cardstock which I then stuck on to the backs of the ‘Work from Home’ and ‘Online Edu’ 3x4 cut-apart pieces and to the front of the ‘Document This’ 4x6 cut-apart, all from the This Happened paper.
I didn’t get the ephemera pack from this collection as I’m only making a single page, but there are some fabulous pieces in there and it would be great for a larger project. As it was, I embellished my page and journalling cards with pieces punched and die-cut from my paper off-cuts plus a few strips of glitter tape and some enamel dots.
Take care and stay safe until next time, when I’ll be creating with the new Amy Tangerine Late Afternoon collection.