Happy National Beer Day!

Hi all! Erika here. And I LOVE the scrapbooking community. They are inclusive, so incredibly talented, and endlessly supportive. And that is something that a newbie like me truly appreciates. On top of that, there are tons of wonderful collections by amazing designers. You can find paper and embellishments for nearly every interest. Nearly. This is where Paper House Productions comes in to save the day with their adorable Beer 3D Sticker Embellishments. Seriously, how cute are they?!

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A couple of years ago, we flew to New England for a massively fun, jam-packed road trip. In the midst of it all, we stopped at Schilling Beer Company in Littleton, New Hampshire, for food and, ahem, liquid fuel. Now, my favorite thing is when restaurants offer a sampler, or a flight. I love trying a little bit of everything! So imagine my delight when they offered a MEGA flight of their own brewed beer!

In honor of National Beer Day, I knew I had to document this photo! I grabbed some leftover scraps and cut them into strips. I wanted to add some texture but also save time, since I currently have a 16 month old, three dogs, a bunny, and a small-scale backyard homestead. So I chose to sew a straight stitch down half of my strips as a compromise using gray thread.

From there, I wanted to make a sunburst out of the strips. And, since the layout is about our east coast trip, I adhered them down on the right side of the page, mimicking the sunrise coming from the east. For contrast, I added a black and white scalloped edge cutting out a repeated outline of the bottom of my glue bottle (resourcefulness for the win!). I wanted a tongue-in-cheek title, so I went with “Let’s See if Beer on the East Coast Tastes the Same.”

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Now with my sunburst on the right, and a lot of alphas on the left, I had little room to work in some desperately needed spice to my layout. Thankfully, the beer stickers were the perfect touch! And the detail on them is fantastic. The foamy beer mug was so lifelike! Be sure to check out the store and get some of your own!

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