Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quick and Easy Double Page Scrapbook Layout for 4x6 Photos

School Themed Layout

School Themed Layout Using CTMH Memo Fundamentals

CTMH Memo Fundamentals

Maybe it's the teacher in me, but I love the CTMH Memo Fundamentals paper kit and thought it would be perfect for a school themed layout.

Use the supply list from below (pictured here) or choose your own papers to follow these easy directions.

Adventure Fundamentals paper kit
1. Use 2 sheets of the lined paper as the page bases.
2. Cut 2 5x12 pieces from the heart print and glue each to the top of one of the bases.
3. Cut 2 13inch pieces of ribbon and glue each on the seams where the heart print meets the memo paper.
4. Cut 6 4 1/2x6 1/2 mattes from the Kraft Cardstock place according to photo.
5. Cut a 2x3 piece of Kraft Cardstock and cut one end to create a fishtail pennant shape. Place according to picture. Layer on embellishments as desired.
6. Add other embellishments as desired. The two blue ones on the top banner were made with Cricut.
7. Journal directly on the lined paper.

Kraft Cardstock

The result is a perfect school themed layout. This layout is so easy you can copy it for any theme. Copy my layout exactly or pick another paper kit and make this layout your own. (Disclaimer: I've used this layout so many times in my 20 years of scrapping. I don't remember if I came up with it or
copied along the way. It's probably a compilation of layouts.)

Supplies I used are all from Close To My Heart and will be available until July 2017.

Supply List:

Adventure Ribbon Pack
Memo Fundamentals paper kit Z3294
Adventure Fundamentals paper kit Z3253
Kraft Cardstock Z1375
Adventure Ribbon Pack Z3286
School K-6 Complements Z3265
CTMH Cricut cartridge Z3167
School K-6 Complements

What will you make with this layout? Copy it exactly or change it up? I'd love to see what you come up with, please post your version here or tell us where we can find it.

Happy scrapping, Karen

Go to my post Scrapbook Layout for School Portraits to see another layout using CTMH Memo Fundamentals and the School K-6 Complement set.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Scrapbook Layout for School Portraits

Make It Monday

School Photo Layout

Here's what I did with my son's school photos that I rescued from an old album.

The album did not use acid free paper and worse the page protectors weren't PVC free. People don't talk about PVC free much anymore because most companies are making their items PVC free. Thirty years ago when I made my son's album, I hadn't heard of PVC or acid free.

Sadly, I noticed the pictures were fading. Then 20 years ago the scrapbook industry was booming and acid and PVC free were huge topics. I realized these were probably causing my son's fading photos and took the pictures out of the album. I used photo corners so the pictures came out easily.

Fast forward 20 years and I'm finally making new pages to put into his album. I've also replaced all the page protectors with PVC free.

I originally made the album using a notebook so it holds 8.5x11 inch pages. I wanted my pages to each be different but have the same basic layout. I used CTMH's Memo and Enchantment Fundamentals papers. I also used both the School K-6 and 7-12 complements. For the mattes, I used coordinating Enchantment cardstock. You could use any coordinating papers to get the same idea. For my daughter, I plan on using the Adventure Fundamentals but I'll use my Cricut to make my own embellishments.

The pages are fairly simple. I wanted to get the project done in a short amount of time but still look nice. Also, this was my first time layering embellishments and so I kept them simple too.  He's a grown adult now. He's not going to want anything that looks cutesy. I think he'll like this.

You can find more of the pages on my pinterest board Pages With Heart. Hop on over and take a look, maybe you'll be inspired to make an album for each of your children's school photos.

Happy Crafting, Karen

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How I Tackled A Pocket Page Problem

In my previous post Taking The Plunge, I planned to start pocket page scrapbooking in the hopes of getting pages completed more quickly. After attempting to scrapbook a few family events with this type of scrapbook layouts, I was frustrated. I hated the way the pages looked. They seemed so cluttered with all the different colors showing through. Click Pocket Page Problem to see my example.

Left Page of layout
I received some helpful advice in the comments to my Pocket Page Problem. I also asked my scrapbooking friends what they do. I decided to try it again but this time I used my original plan of mixing the two types of pages together in one layout. I used a regular two page layout, then placed the pocket pages between the pages of the layout. I like how these turned out. They would be even better if I had planned them so that the pocket pages were more integrated into the layout. I'll try that next time.

Left Page with the Pocket Page On Top
When I did the first page I was planning on using a 12x12 only which is why I didn't coordinate all of it to look like one layout regardless of which side the pockets were turned. By the time I did the second 12x12 layout, I had decided to go with the 6x12 pocket page protector from CTMH. So this side looks like the pocket page is part of the layout.

Right Page with the Pocket Page On Top

Right Page of Two Page Layout

Notes about my layouts: Everything you see is a CTMH product. However, this paper kit has expired. I have clearly not finished the layout, the card needs journaling and I originally planned this to be a layout without pocket pages so I left a big area on the right page for journaling. Since I'll journal on the card, I'll add some small pictures on the right page. I don't remember where I got the idea for this layout but I know it's not mine. I'm a HUGE scraplifter.

In my previous post, I used the term hybrid when I mentioned mixing up my pages. I realized that most scrapbookers use that term for pages that are a combination of digital and paper/embellishments. So I've decided to label this combined page style Mixed Pages Scrapbooking.

I hope you'll join me in mixing up your pages and post them here in the comments.
Happy Scrapping, Karen