Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

November 7, 2012

Traditional Scrapbook Layout | Simply Wonderful

Here’s a look at a new layout I put together featuring some of the glitter and sequin favorite finds featured on my blog today.

Here’s the basic steps:

  1. Spritz some Heidi Swapp Color Shine onto Bazzill swiss dot cardstock for the background.
  2. Using the “simply wonderful” glitter banner as a guide, cut the photo and pattern paper to the same angle. These glitter stickers are temporarily adhered to a clear plastic backing which makes it great for playing with placement on your page before actually sticking it down.
  3. Adhere bottom pattern paper, then letter stickers for “so love you 2″, the photo (I used foam dots to lift it up off the page), and the glitter banner title. I ended up adding the wood veneer heart when I realized that I had too much space between “you” and “2.”
  4. Type journaling onto a Project Life grid card. I used an old cursive typewriter that Katie picked up a few weeks ago.
  5. Add a “happy day” tab behind journaling and adhere both.
  6. Staple sequin heart so that it overlaps the journaling and the pattern paper.


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  • 1.
    orange gearle said…


  • 2.
    Linda said…

    Gorgeous! I love the curved lines :)

  • 3.
    Zivile said…

    Looks very nice! But… Ali, is it your handwriting?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      It’s a cursive typewriter.

  • 4.
    Sherry Eckblad said…

    What a great layout Ali! I love the sparkle.

  • 5.
    laura g. said…

    little girls and sparkle!! love the combination! bet anna loves it!

  • 6.

    I love how the curved lines line up.

  • 7.
    Susan Ringler said…

    Just absolutely ecstatic when I see glitter and sparkle tastefully displayed. I rarelyycan do without it, lol!

  • 8.
    Dori said…

    Simply perfect!

  • 9.
    Virginie Goujon said…

    What a beautiful layout!!!!

  • 10.
    pidgen said…

    Cursive Typewriter!?!?! I’ve got to find one of those…seriously.

  • 11.
    amy said…

    I really like this layout, I like how you cut the picture out in the same shape as the waving banners. I was wondering, how big is the over all size of this layout?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      It’s 8.5×11.

  • 12.
    Christine said…

    I love how little ones almost put each other in a choke hold when they hug or hang on to each other. Have so many great cousin pucs like this. Cherish than as I and my son are both only children who are lucky enough to have close cousins. Love the layout.

  • 13.
    Deirdre said…

    Searching for a cursive-typewriter font now:) Love the look (but not the $200+ pricetags on etsy). Lucky find, Katie!

    Free font: scripts 12 Pitch BT is the only one I’ve found so far, though it leaves a bit too much space between some letters. Anyone else have any font suggestions?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      The most amazing thing is that she found it at Goodwill for $2. Not a typo TWO DOLLARS.

    • ….
      Debra said…

      Ali!! Are you serious? TWO DOLLARS!!! Yes, I’m shouting!! Far out, it’s so excellent, good job Katie. She deserves a pay rise. :)

  • 14.
    Mel said…

    Beautiful. Love the gentle curves too so different and fresh.

  • 15.
    najet said…

    i love this LO !!!

  • 16.
    susan garner said…

    Thanks for doing a scrap book page. I hav’nt done one in over 2yrs. Makes me want to pull the mountain of paper out of my scrapbook closet. Would you think about making a page a month so that it would encourage us to get back into the hobbie.? I spent most of my time with PL.

  • 17.
    marit said…

    Love to see a layout since the last one was a long time ago. Too long for me ;o) Love this layout! The both girls are so adorable!

  • 18.
    Jacenda G. said…

    I used to have an old cursive typewriter! So wish I had it now! Loved the layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 19.
    Debie Grace said…

    Lovely!! :D

  • 20.
    Debra said…

    An old cursive typewriter, are you serious?? How fantastic is that!! Didn’t even know they existed… The page looks lovely – very special.

  • 21.
    Anita J said…

    Awesome layout … beautiful girls. What fun!

  • 22.
    Pam J said…

    Just love this amd love the banner stickers– already ordered some and I see a page in my future! Thanks for the imspiration!

  • 23.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    Thanks for sharing this layout, Ali! These 2 look so cute together! I love your nieces curls!

  • 24.
    adele said…

    A cursive typewriter for $2?! What a score! Love your layout. I scrap 8.5×11 as well and I’m curious what size was your photo originally? Thanks Ali.

  • 25.
    PattiP said…

    I so love this page. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

  • 26.
    Julie said…

    Old script typewriter!!! My new quest…..
    Thanks as always for the inspiration!!!

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