Episode 15: Putting the Scraps Back into Scrapbooking with Dietra Kessel



#15. Do you actually use scraps when you ‘scrap’book? Many scrapbookers are scrapbooking and are NEVER using scraps. In this episode of the podcast we’ll discuss why you might want to revisit using scraps and share some great tips on how to do that and what to include!

Alice chats with Dietra Kessel from the ScrapHappy membership as Dietra shares tips for putting the scraps back into scrapbooking.

Dietra includes ‘found’ items in her books, such as:

  • newspaper clippings
  • napkins
  • postcards
  • leaves
  • tickets
  • pockets/envelopes
  • brochures
  • labels from candy/snacks
  • maps
  • receipts
  • bags
  • leaves
  • keychains

She uses a Canon Selphy printer to add photos while on the go. She may also use her Sprocket printer too.

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Prompt: Use ephemera on your next scrapbook page… something you’ve collected that has significance in your life.


Tip: Look around and see what you have that might bring back a memory. Collect this ephemera for your layout!

Layouts and Inspiration:


You can find Dietra on Instagram @dietra_k

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode!

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4 thoughts on “Episode 15: Putting the Scraps Back into Scrapbooking with Dietra Kessel”

  1. I’ve embossed a cut up Coke can before. Then I rubbed Stazon on it, to give it a worn look. I used it on a card. I’ll have try this again now that I have some Steal Rule Dies. Once in a class we used metal washers from Home Depot on a layout and some electrical tape too, what a fun class. I’ve been saving tags off of clothing, some are really cool and super thick. There is a blog that’s all about the 80’s, it’s amazing when you see something from your childhood that sparks forgotten memories.

  2. I think this is one of my favorites! It is very much how I scrapbook my collected “trash”! LOL! Thanks Alice and Dietra!

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