The Grab 5 phenomena has been a trend in the YouTube world for some time and it definitely brings some benefits.
For starters it reduces that decision fatigue we all experience after a long day at work when all of a sudden choosing where to add a sticker on a scrapbook layout becomes a life or death decision, and much like getting dressed for a night out on a Saturday, nothing on our layout looks quite right! But if like me you suffer HARD with the decision fatigue (or your just plain indecisive) deciding which 5 items to use in your grab 5 can be a challenge – so I made it super simple for myself by picking my top 5 most used items of April (let’s face it – it’s because they were still spread all over my desk!! 🤦🏻♀️)
These were my April favourites:
- Watercolour Dreams paper pad
- Maggie Holmes sticker book
- Pebbles roller stamp
- 123 punch board
- Momento Dew Drop inks
Read my April favourites here
This crazy fun layout was so quick to come together and I love the finished look. As I was documenting bath time I decided to go for a bubble themed layout.
I started by using a scrap of the watercolour paper, this was left over from cutting on my Cricut and I just loved the edging and the little heart cutouts. I love how it all came together despite being unsure if using an off-cut like this would work! I used the 123 punch board to put together this pretty pattern paper bow which is added to the layout to bring interest and colour through the page.
Then I added my picture layered over the top of some of my spring themed napkins, I love these paper napkins we are using at the moment and I just had to use one! Then with my Pebbles roller stamp I stamped the words ‘Bubbles’ and ‘Relax’ in Momento dew drop inks in the colours ‘Rose bud’ and ‘Lulu Lavender’.
To play on the bubble theme I used some glitter glue and smooshed it on the page in a circle, added splatters of silver distress ink and stuck some resin circles to the page to give added texture and they defo emulate bubbles!!
These gorgeous Shimelle Thickers were perfect with their iridescent sheen, again just like bubbles. This page came together so easily and it feels so rare for me to find a page that just flows in the way this one did.
Finally I added a label sticker from the Maggie Holmes sticker pack at the top and stamped ‘Bubbles’ on it. This helped to create a diagonal running across the page (definitely my personal favourite structure of a layout!)
Have you done a Grab 5, did you find it helped to limit your options? Do you find it too restricting? What about off-cuts of papers with pattern edges do you use them on your layouts?