Who doesn’t love a fun, themed collection? They’re always so fun to work with. It’s a bit more of a creative challenge though when you repurpose a themed collection and use it in a new way. Take for instance the way Suzanna Lee has taken our Special Delivery line and used it to create an Easter scrapbook layout.
The Special Delivery Girl collection has such lovely soft colors with a bright spark here and there to pull you in. It’s just darling for baby girls. Or Easter bunnies! My baby girl is 7 now, she’s really not much of a baby. But doesn’t preclude me from using this collection! The colors and certain elements are just the thing for this Easter themed layout.
Don’t be afraid to re-purpose themed collections. Scan through the embellishments and you will always find some that are generic, more support to the central theme. Those are the embellishments and papers that will become central to your re-purposed theme and creation. For example, the rabbit and flowers that I used here.
Even embellishments that clearly are particular to the theme can be multi-purposed. It’s very clear when you think about it that “Hello world” and “Girl” are from a baby collection when you see it with the whole collection and all the cutesy baby sayings and classic symbols of baby (safety pins, rubber ducks, etc) but they don’t look out of place here, on an Easter layout. Think outside of the box; how else can you use things?
Don’t be afraid to pull things apart, cover them or the part that is clearly irrelevant as you try to re-purpose either. That little green washi tape looking bit anchoring the journaling tag down is the top of the “Hello world” banner. It was too long for the spot I wanted the banner so I trimmed it to fit. The left over was perfect as a pseudo-washi don’t you think?
Don’t be afraid to use a themed collection if it’s not relevant to you for another purpose! I had another example of re-purposing up on my blog earlier this month. I used the Pebbles Americana collection, a very patriotic, red, white and blue collection to document a swimming event. You can find it HERE if you’re interested.