Journal with me: Using Scrap die-cuts (finally)

It is finally time to start using the Scrap Die-cut images whose origin and uses I talk about in my blog post Collectable vintage Scrap die-cuts / German Glanzebilder. In that article (and video) I show a lot of fun examples, and in today’s video, I’m finally going to glue some of them down on a page.


Journaling with Scrap Die-Cut images / Glanzbilder / Bokmärken #journaling

I’ve been buying these beautiful images in albums from second-hand shops for years, to use in collage and journaling – but then I’ve never really started to utilize them. I guess because I think they’re more precious than other scraps I own? Maybe I’ve had a little bit too much respect for them, because they’re so beautifully printed and looks vintage, even though they’re most likely all reproductions…

Well. No more.

Glanzbilder or Scrap Die-cut collectable images - Photo by iHanna

It’s high time I start using my stash of these beautiful and yummy glanzebilder, right?

Easter Journal with iHanna: Scrap die-cuts

This video was created after Easter, so the images are spring themed, I hope you don’t mind my late editing and uploading. I feel like I should’ve been able to “do better” but maybe I just can’t right now.

So it’s late, but I think that you can still be inspired by this way of documenting life. To decorate a page, journal a bit, use the good stuff… And it is in my newest Randomosity notebook, where I don’t really care about chronology, so it’s okay.

Let’s start here:

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I really like the gold cover of these traveler’s notebooks, but I might decorate it a little bit more in the future. Maybe with a sticker or two? If you want to watch previous episodes of Randomosity notebooks you can find Randomosity vol 1 here and Randomosity vol 2 here.

Traveler's Notebook, scissors and watercolors for journal session in place Photo Hanna Andersson

I also enjoyed myself using the scrap die-cuts in my journal, and can’t wait to do it again. Maybe it’s time to create a summer spread?

But for my second spread I remembered that I also had a pad of Hello Kitty Easter-stickers that I got once in happy mail. I’ve kind of been hoarding it (just a little). It is my favorite of all times. I have never seen something like this here in Sweden or I would’ve bought it. We just don’t have Asian stores here like you do in the US. But I wish!

Hello Kitty Sticker book and neon watercolor

So here’s the first finished spread of this Randomosity journal:

Hello Kitty Sticker book and neon watercolor in my TN journal Randomosity

And the first finished page, with the glued down scraps, some yellow lace tape and a Trader Joe sticker from Jenny:

Scrap die cut used in journaling by iHanna
And an unusual amount of hand-writing / journaling. It was just what I was craving at the time. Future spreads will def. bee more visual, I promise.

Products used

Products used in the making of these two spreads in my no-brand traveler’s notebook are listed here, with affiliate links to Amazon (at no extra cost for you) in case you want to check them out. Cheers!

Did I forget anything – let me know and I’ll add it as soon as possible.

Let me know if you enjoyed this blog post and video. Should I do more videos featuring scrap die cuts, or is it just me that’s obsessed right now? ;-)

5 Responses

  1. I really enjoyed watching your creative process! So happy you got the courage to use some of your favorite scraps! I know how hard it can be to actually use, not just collect special papers. So proud of you!

    I’m glad you are feeling like editing right now! That’s exciting! I don’t mind when the video was taken. I enjoy watching! Please don’t be too hard on yourself. Like you’ve said in the past, let’s celebrate the accomplishments, not focus on what could have been different. We don’t need perfection. I’m so excited to see whatever you’re excited about, whenever you’re excited to share it with us!

  2. Your videos are timeless, Hanna. It doesn’t matter when you post them–I am always inspired or learn something new. This time, you’ve got me thinking of all the favourite papers and ephemera I don’t use but should. Thank you for sharing your time and talents!

  3. Ooooh… this post reminds me that I have some of these in a folder… and I just started working on a new Chronicles art journal spread. I only painted the background (it lays to dry right now) and I will get out my folder and probably use some of the ‘poezieplaatjes’ (in Dutch) on my page – thanks for the reminder Hanna! Enjoy your weekend!

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