Photos of an afternoon at the park make adorable scrapbook pages.
Scrapbooking doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. As with most things, when you have a plan, things tend to go much smoother – and a whole lot quicker.
So, I always try to have a plan when I know I’m going to be scrapbooking in the near future. That plan is to build a "kit" a few days in advance. In other words, I pick out my cardstock, patterned papers and embellishments. Then I go through my alphabet stickers and rub-ons to see what will work with the kit. This saves money, too, because instead of going out and buying a premade kit, I make my own from the supplies I already have.
Next, I take a few minutes to go through my photos and decide which ones to use with the kit I’ve created. Or, if I know I want to use certain photos, I’ll pick them out first, then build my kit.
With that done, when the day to scrapbook arrives, all I have to do is grab my kit and get started on the layout.
Since it’s summer and the days are getting warmer, I decided to use materials with a summery theme, and I used photos of my best friend’s daughter that were taken at the park last summer.
Fabric flowers and brads
Thin-tipped brown marker
Cut two 8-by-8-inch squares out of solid colored cardstock, then cut one 4¾-by-8-inch strip and one 3½-by-8-inch strip out of patterned paper. Glue the patterned paper to the cardstock as shown.
After trimming your photos to the size you want them, cut out mats a little larger than the photos. I used white cardstock for the mats, but colored could also be used.
Cut two 8-inch-long pieces of ribbon and glue to pages as shown. Glue matted photos onto pages. Place flowers as seen below and put brads through centers to attach them. Use rub-ons for title, journaling and date (at top of right-hand page). Trace around title rub-ons with a marker for a "fun" effect.
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