Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

November 4, 2013

10 Things Anna | Traditional Scrapbook Layout


Today I want to share a two-page, 8.5×11 layout that features some products from Studio Calico’s new collection called PrintShop!

I have to say that I love it. Great color scheme and fun, graphic prints (stars for the win of course).

Here’s a look at my layout:


My layout includes content I blogged about a few weeks back: 10 Things Right Now | Anna.

The left side is a full page photo (8.5×11) with two 3×4 cards adhered on top. The second page pairs pattern paper (from the 12×12 paper pad) with four more 3×4 cards. Two of those I created myself with pattern paper and journaling from the post linked above and the other two are found in this set.

I love that 3×4 cards are not just for Project Life.

And I think I could do a full page photo for just about every layout.


“Hello, love” and “always” are white rub-ons from this set. I’m still a fan of rub ons and would love to see more of them made. And of course I love those little vellum stars.

The “AE” is part of a great transparent alpha:


Love that color scheme.


Some of the 3×4 cards in this collection are die-cut so that you could place something behind them. The arrow and the speech bubble lift up just enough to be able to add a photo or other content underneath.

You can see that a little better here:


Super cute.


Click on the images to link to the products.


  • 1.

    Beautiful layout! The large photo works so well and love those die cut cards!! :) Evie

  • 2.
    Tawnda said…

    I was looking for ideas for how to scrapbook my children’s 8×10 professional photos and I will definitely be scraplifting from you :)

  • 3.
    Debbie said…


  • 4.
    P.J. said…

    Love the colors.

  • 5.
    Dori said…

    Wow! You rock, Ali!

  • 6.
    cindy b. said…

    I just got some of this collection and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

  • 7.
    jennifer said…

    Absolutely adorable – nice use of the smaller cards on top of the photo/patterned paper :)

  • 8.
    orange gearle said…

    I LOVE this! I have the letters (both sets that I’m seeing you’ve used) and I just love those see through ones! I wish there were more in the pack! Go Anna Go! ;-)

  • 9.
    laura g. said…

    lovely, lovely!! so happy to see a traditional layout!!

  • 10.
    Mallory said…

    Lovely layout Ali! I feel the same way about rub-ons. :)

  • 11.
    Nirupama said…

    So fabulous!! I always love seeing your traditional layouts too. Have been missing the regular dose of inspiration from you since Hello Story ended :)

  • 12.
    Alida said…

    Oh love this. Will fit right into PL even.

  • 13.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    Looks great, Ali! I love the use of 3×4 journal cards on a traditional layout, and the enlarged photo, too

  • 14.
    rhonda said…

    Ali, that’s a really great idea. I have so many 8×10 pictures that I have in a separate album, I never thought about doing a double page spread in a scrapbook using them. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that turn out the most amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    • ….
      Augustina said…

      Areltics like this just make me want to visit your website even more.

  • 15.

    I love rub-ons too! xo

  • 16.
    Carolyn HP said…

    Wow, love that you used the 3×4 cards outside of project life!

  • 17.
    patty said…


  • 18.
    Meredith said…

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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