How to Embellish with Hawthorne Ephemera
Raise your hand if you love ephemera.
Raise your hand if you have no idea what ephemera is and you think I may be swearing.
I see that hand.
The dictionary defines ephemera as items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones. Which is perfect. Cause that is JUST what the Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Ephemera is. A collection of printed items ready to add words and emotion to your next Hawthorne layout. Ephemera is one of the best ways to embellish a scrapbook layout, card or even a planner page.
This collection of ephemera is a package full of word cards, die cuts (in both card stock and kraft). Clear embellishments are included too.
This newest ephemera collection comes with a twist. Many of these pieces can be run through the Minc Machine and foiled. But guess what? They look fabulous AS-IS too! And that’s just what I am going to show off to you today. The As-Is version of the Hawthorne Ephemera.
The newest Heidi Swapp paper collection is now available at independent scrapbook shops as well as online outlets. You really need to grab some goods. Like I did here. To put this layout together I am choosing to use a large format photo. 8×10 to be exact. Hawthorne is the perfect mix of color and pattern to go with this large photo. So I grabbed up a couple of pieces of pattern paper. Alpha Stickers. Word Jumbles. Plus of course, ephemera. Because, duh.
One of my all time favorite ways to use ephemera is to layer the heck out of it. I will point this out as this page comes together.
In the mean time, I used strips of the pattern paper to create interest at the bottom edge of the cardstock background. Using a 4×4-inch piece of pattern paper I created a card on the layout that will be home to some hidden journaling.
On top of journal card I have gathered several pieces of ephemera. Pay attention. This is the layering part. Like that kraft You’re Darling die cut. And just like the acetate arrow layered over that phrase, both can be foiled. But left alone they are absolute stunners on this page. Look how great these pieces are layered over another. Here’s a tip: when embellishing your page with ephemera, adhere some pieces flat. But also try using dimensional tape to ‘pop’ pieces off the background. This gives ephemera a lot of attention. Plus the whole page detail and dimension. You will want to try this technique over and over again. Trust me.
As I finished up the page, I tucked additional ephemera under and around the hidden journal card. With such a great assortment of these embellishments to layer up on a page, trust me, you are gonna want to have more than 1 package on hand. So don’t hoard. Embellish away. And enjoy creating with the Hawthorne paper collection.