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March 31, 2014

Joy | Scrapbook Layout

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Here’s a two-page, 8.5×11 layout using Studio Calico’s Bluegrass Farm Scrapbook Kit.

When I opened up this month’s kit the first thing that blew me away were the circle patches (!!!). They are almost too cool to add to a layout. They should be on a hat or a backpack or something like that (I might just add one of the other ones to a hat). But I sucked it up and used one because there are three of them and I love the idea of adding some fabric stuff to my pages again.

Here’s what I ended up with:

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I knew I wanted to cut a large word using the Silhouette from the wood grain pattern paper and that I wanted to pair that with a large photo on the second page of the spread.

The photo was printed to 8 inches x 10.5 inches (I brought three photos together in photoshop before printing).

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I used the font Blackout to cut the title.

Behind the die cut cardstock I added a sheet of yellow vellum from this set before adhering the yellow pattern paper behind it.

After I had all that in place I used a Precision Pen to outline each of the letters (which would be matched with some handwriting on the second page) and then added one of the label stickers below.

I stitched the patch in the middle of the “O” using my Brother sewing machine.

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On the second page I added a few little sentiment strips that included phrases about Anna and joy. I printed those on white cardstock and used Heidi’s Gold Color Shine on top before cutting and stapling to the background pattern paper.

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To bring it all together I added the bit of hand-journaling along the bottom and the black border around the edge of the photo and the date using a rolling date stamp.

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Looking for more layout creation inspiration including a lot of video overviews that walk you through my own personal process? Check out my 12-week workshop coming in April to Big Picture Classes: Hello Story (if you took this workshop last summer the content is exactly the same).

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Comments

  • 1.
    Susan said…

    I’m lovin’ your inspirational traditional pages.

  • 2.
    Dawn S. said…

    What a beautiful lo!

  • 3.
    Dori said…

    Love this 2-pager! Anna is simply adorable.

    And thank you for all of your Spring Break Guests. I really enjoyed them.

  • 4.
    Ann E. Ford said…

    I love the patches too! Reminded me of Girl Scouts?? A wonderfully “sunny” layout~~ ;) @*

  • 5.
    young said…

    Love this! Thanks for sharing – like the 2-page spread!

  • 6.
    Jennifer K said…

    Neat spread! Love the sentiment strips you made.

  • 7.
    Kim said…

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this layout! WOW!!!

  • 8.
    kate blue said…

    wow-they are almost like girl scout patches; love that! Will have to try the tri-photo thingee sometime-great inspiration!

  • 9.
    Denise Raeihle said…

    LOVE the layout!!! Got to get some of those circle patches…so fun!

  • 10.
    Kim said…

    I must get Photoshop.. probably the last person on the planet w/o it :)

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