Quick Scrapbooking Ideas
By Chris Turnbull
It is easy to overwhelm a
layout with lots of different patterns, colours
and embellishments. In this layout, Chris shows
how to keep your focus on your subject and the
message you wish to convey with your page.
This layout was created using
Sassafrass Lass Tickled Pink Green Apple paper,
Gin-X She Wears Pink Crocodile Sweater paper,
Pink, Heart Swirls and Dotty paper from the
Sweet Sprinkles Kit by Shabby Princess downloaded
from the internet, Heidi Swapp Preppy Ribbon,
Junkitz Salsa Long Brads, Jo Sonja Moss Acrylic
Paint, acid free square photo frame, flower
buttons from Spotlight, thread and Bo Bunny
Using the Sassafrass Lass
Tickled Pink Green Apple paper for the background
(BG). Cut a 17.5cm x 23.5cm mat from the Sweet
Sprinkles Pink paper. Adhere to BG as shown
in the layout. Use zigzag stitch to sew along
the top of BG paper and Sweet Sprinkles Pink
paper from edge to edge. Sew down the sides
of the BG paper and Sweet Sprinkles Pink paper
from top to bottom.
Mat photo onto Sweet Sprinkles
Heart Swirls paper and then adhere to Sweet
Sprinkles Pink paper mat as shown on the layout.
Mat the Me and My Sister and I'm Smiling Because
You're My Sister stickers from your Bo Bunny
Sisters stickers on Heart Swirl paper. Attach
two brads on the bottom right of the Me and
My Sister sticker and one on the bottom left
of the I'm Smiling Because You're My Sister
sticker. Place both these stickers as a border
along the bottom, as shown in the layout.
Run a length of Red Dot and
plain Red ribbon through the Xyron 150 and adhere
to the bottom of the layout, under the border
Mat all three smaller quote
stickers with Gin-X She Wears Pink Crocodile
Sweater paper and mat the longer quote sticker
on Sweet Sprinkles Dotty paper. Attach brads
over the sticker brads allowing it to become
3D. Next, adhere all four quotes to the right
of the layout, as shown.
Cut the square frame so you
get two photo corners the size you want. Paint
the photo corners with Jo Sonja Moss Acrylic
Paint. Use two coats and allow drying time in-between
each coat. Adhere one to the top left corner
of the photo and the other to the top right
corner of layout using double sided tape.
Finally, attach three flower
buttons to the left of the layout using thread.
Although I have not used
all the stickers from the Bo Bunny Sisters stickers
I have used the best suited for this particular
layout. I wanted the focus to remain on the
photo and keep the layout simple and well balanced.
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