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Easter 2014 | Scrapbook Layout

I know I've said this before but one of the things I love about having blog is that it acts as a home for my stories until I have a chance to scrapbook them.

This works especially well for longer stories.

Today I'm sharing a layout I made documenting Easter that includes journaling from this post. This documentation could have gone in Project Life® as an insert (longer stories for me often mean creating an insert) but I was more interested in playing around with a traditional layout. Thankful for options.

This layout feels really classic to me, maybe almost old-school if that's such a thing in scrapbooking. It's very clean-lined and organized and everything has a home.

I wanted to use 4x6 photos paired with the Easter Blessings 3x4 cardson a traditional layout.

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To print out the 3x4 cards I used an Epson R2000 printer and Epson Matte Presentation Paper. I also used that printer for the long journal strips (on cream cardstock).

Pattern paper along the edges is from Simple Stories: Hey Mom | Lovely.

The Epson Picturemate prints photos with the white border (it's an option).

The black embellishments are Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Framed - love them. They are a raised plastic piece that you twist or cut out and they already have adhesive on the back.

When I first got all the items together for this page I planned to use six of the Easter 3x4 cards. As I was adhering elements I decided to subtract two of the cards and use the simple embellishment mix of the chipboard heart + the black plastic word in it's place. I love how that turned out.

ACTION ITEMS/IDEAS


  • Those of you who've taken my Hello Story workshop have heard me talk about using subtraction as a design technique. For this layout I subtracted two of the 3x4 journal cards and added embellishments in those spots. What can you subtract from your next project (and maybe or maybe not add something in it's place)?
  • The basic design principles found in divided page protectors can be used on traditional pages to create home for your words, photos and embellishments. Think in terms of this sort of grid as you lay-out your next scrapbook layout.

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24 thoughts

  1. michelle t says…
    05/06/2014

    Thank you for explaining things so well, how or what you used, etc. I always see something new here, something I'd like to eventually try. I like those Tim Holtz words, never saw them before. Michelle t

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    1. galen says…
      05/07/2014

      i just want to add onto what michelle said. one of the reasons that i read your blog is to get ideas for my own layouts - like those plain cards with the hearts and tim holtz words. another reason that i read your blog is to learn something new. i had seen those tim holtz words but did not know how to use them. now that i know that they come apart and are self adhesive, i am going to go find them. thanks much for the ideas and the inspiration.

  2. Barbara eads says…
    05/06/2014

    I, too, use my blog for stories to scrapbook. But I also consider my blog another form of scrapbooking. Every January, I have my previous year's blog made in to a book. I love having all of my memories and stories preserved. I can't scrapbook everything!!

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    1. Amy J says…
      05/07/2014

      I also create a book out of my blog although I'm a bit behind. What program/website do you use? I'm looking for a new option. Thanks!

    2. Terri says…
      05/07/2014

      What a great idea.

  3. Alida says…
    05/06/2014

    I just had to get those cards & love this layout. And now I'm thinking Becky should pse make some protectors in this design, with a long strip for journaling on the side... yes? yes!

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  4. laura g. says…
    05/06/2014

    love the layout! I miss doing traditional layouts now that I'm doing PL...but I want to get my pics in albums for people to enjoy so I do PL...I have been using up my 12x12 paper stash as PL pages instead of using pocket pages...it makes it easier to do the "back page"...I don't have to stress about matching what I put on the "front page"..i still use the PL format...mostly..
    love the Easter cards!!

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  5. J3SS1C4 says…
    05/06/2014

    Love how this layout turned out! I always love seeing Easter layouts, even though I don't have kids yet, so I miss out on using too much Easter product. Thanks for throwing in some traditional layouts lately, rather than just Project Life :)

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  6. Helen Rosen says…
    05/06/2014

    This is my favourite type of layout...organized and neat. I am not a messy scrapbooker. I hope you'll do more of these type of layouts. Perfect inspiration for my Easter pictures!

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  7. smcl says…
    05/06/2014

    Perfect inspiration for any pictures! Old school? How about classic loveliness!

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  8. Dori says…
    05/06/2014

    I totally agree with comment #7 by smcl! This lovely layout is perfect scrapbooking, in my (scrap) book. As always, thanks for the inspiration, Ali.

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  9. Julie E says…
    05/06/2014

    The new action items/design tips/ideas section is awesome. I love taking a peek inside your design process.

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    1. Ali says…
      05/06/2014

      Thanks Julie!

  10. Deiga says…
    05/06/2014

    Love it!

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  11. Debbie says…
    05/06/2014

    Thank you for sharing this. I love it!

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  12. angelia says…
    05/06/2014

    Ali, do you include traditional pages within your Project Life album? I love the action items/ideas section too!

    As usual, your stories and layouts are so perfect.

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    1. Ali says…
      05/06/2014

      Hi Angelia - I don't usually include them (even though just last week I shared one that included a 12x12 photo that could be a layout). This will go in our 2014 family album.

  13. ZoeZuDesign says…
    05/06/2014

    Loving your Action Items / Ideas! I used to scour over your pages to come up with actions for myself to add into my own pages. I really enjoy these prompts that you are giving us. Thanks Ali for continuing to explore & experiment within your creativity.

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  14. janelle stout says…
    05/07/2014

    Thanks for still showing us good ol' school scrapbooking. I love PL but will never give up my embellishment, paints and a even a brad or 2.

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  15. Allison says…
    05/07/2014

    Beautiful! Love the text on the cream paper.

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  16. Jennifer K says…
    05/07/2014

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing the products and tools you use! I got a Tiny Attacher last year because I had seen it on your blog posts and OLW projects and I LOVE it!! Just wish stores that carried the stapler also carried refills. (thankful for internet shopping!) And, sweet layout!

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  17. Ruth says…
    05/08/2014

    Hi Ali, I came back to leave a comment, now that I've scraplifted your lovely design. You can see what I made here: http://suburbansahm.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/evolving.html
    Thanks for continued inspiration!

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  18. Angela Ezzell says…
    05/08/2014

    I'm really enjoying your Action Items/Ideas at the bottom of all of these posts. It's very engaging and it really helps me translate your methods into my own. Thanks for taking the time to write these!

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    05/28/2014

    […] was the week of Easter. Because I already did a layout that included more photos and the longer story from Easter I was fine with just adding in one/two photos […]

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