Quick Scrapbooking Ideas
By Jennifer Gormly
An effective combination
of patterns and colours are the key to a successful
page. This layout shows how easy and quick it
is to create a gorgeous page with a few simple
This layout was created using
Autumn Leaves Vintage Antique Harlequin paper,
Autumn Leaves Estate Linen Stripes paper, Creative
Imaginations Oatmeal Linen paper, Daisy D's
Scratch-Khaki paper, Bazzil brown cardstock,
dark brown ink, leaf green ink, brown ribbon,
round green brad, rust heart brad and Pebbles
Inc Thought Paper Charm stickers.
Use your Vintage Antique
Harlequin paper as your background. Cut a strip
of Estate Linen Stripes paper approximately
12cm tall and adhere across the bottom of your
page. These two patterned papers work well together
as the dark brown stripes in the Estate Linen
Stripes paper is the same brown as in the Vintage
Antique Harlequin paper. Manufacturers commonly
create their paper lines like this, making it
easy for you to mix and match as much as you
Cut a thin strip of Bazzil
brown cardstock (around 1cm tall) and adhere
across your page on top of the join between
your two patterned papers.
Next mat your photo on Daisy
D's Scratch-Khaki paper and then again on Creative
Imaginations Oatmeal Linen paper. Using a dark
brown ink, ink around the edges of your Oatmeal
Linen mat. When dry, adhere your photo on your
page, as shown in the layout above.
Now it is time to embellish
your page. Begin by selecting one of the smaller
paper charm stickers. I have chosen the one
that reads 'Kind' but you could also choose
another like 'Joy.' Thread a piece of ribbon
through the hole in the top and tie a knot.
Adhere the sticker to the bottom left of your
photo, as shown above.
The next step is to create
your square of embellishments to the right of
your photo. Begin by adhering your round 'Dream'
sticker in place (you could also use the one
the reads 'Faith'). Place a small green brad
through the hole in the top.
Cut a heart from your Scratch-Khaki
paper and ink the edges with leaf green ink.
When dry, adhere to your page to create a diagonal
line between it and the 'Dream' sticker you
have already positioned. Adhere the 'Laugh'
sticker (again, you could substitute for a different
word) to the right side of the heart, as shown
in the layout. Place a rust heart brad through
the hole in the top of the sticker.
Next, take your 'Love' and
'Smile' paper charm stickers and thread a small
piece of ribbon through the hole in each. Tie
a knot and then adhere the stickers to your
page to create the square arrangement.
To finish off your layout,
you may like to use alphabet stamps or stickers
to place a title in the bottom right-hand corner
of the page.
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