Scrapbooking Stickers

Quick Scrapbooking Ideas

Part 8

By Jennifer Gormly


Our furry friends should feature in our albums alongside pictures of our friends and family as they also play an important role in our lives. The following layout focuses on one of those furry friends and utilises a well-balanced geometric layout, which can be adapted to any layout, to showcase the photo.


To re-create this layout, you will need Scrap-Ease marble gold patterned paper (or something similar) for the background, brown plaid paper, tan cardstock, Rust Flash Fibre and Beary Patch Dog-gone Cute Cut-Outs.


Beginning by matting your photo, first on tan cardstock (make the border around 2-3mm wide) and then on brown plaid paper (make the border around 12-13mm wide). Do not yet attach it to your background.


The next step is to divide the page into four quadrants. To do this, cut two thin strips of tan cardstock. They should be about 5mm wide and the length of your background paper. Place one strip horizontally across your page and the other vertically. Make sure the distance from the top left-hand corner to the vertical strip and to the horizontal strip is the same. This creates a small square in the top left and a large square in the bottom right, giving the page an overall sense of balance.


Cut your desired elements from the Cut-Outs sheet. In this layout, I have used the sleeping dog, the dog house, a small paw print, a large paw print and the 'Dog-Gone Cute' title. Adhere the small paw print to the bottom right-hand corner of the title cut-out and the large paw print to the bottom left-hand corner of your photo matt.


Take your Rust Flash Fibre and wrap it three times around your title cut-out, adhering the two ends of the fibre to the back. The cut-out has a couple of grooves in the shape which will help you to hold the fibre in the desired place.


When you have attached the fibre, adhere your title cut-out to the top of your photo matt and then adhere your photo matt to your layout. To maintain the balance of your composition, place your photo so that the centre is to the right of your vertical tan strip and below the horizontal strip.


Finally, finish off your page by adhering your sleeping dog and dog house cut-outs in the bottom right-hand corner.



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