Scrapbook Layout for Scrapbook Nerd - My Boy -
|A close up of the title of the layout...|
When Simple Stories revealed some of their newer collections, I knew I wanted the Heart collection to document my late grandmother's memories. Little did I know that it could be so versatile and masculine that it will serve to document my teenage boy.
I pulled the inspiration for this layout from one of the cut-apart cards of the collection. The diamond shapes in the stickers, gave me the idea of using the shape for the layout. Using a ruler and an exacto knife, I cut diagonal lines to the 4 corners of the paper (they all have the same dimension and angle). I went ahead and attached the cut corners on white cardstock.
|I left an empty white space in between some of the cuts,|
so that the page will not be overwhelm by the pattern.
The next cut, followed the diagonal pattern, but with an 11/2 inch offset, and so on. Once I started gluing this pieces, I decided to turn the patterned paper so I can play with the matching patterns. In the center of the piece I went ahead and cut a large square of white cardstock, and divided it into 4 quarters. I cut the quarters by leaving a small offset edge to the cut. I used other papers from the same collection to mat the quarters. Here is what my final set up looked like before the picture.
|I secure the pieces using the sewing machine. |
The stitched lines add interest and texture to the layout.
The title was placed to highlight the angle of the paper cuts; it was also sewn in to continue the look of the page. Though the colors of the patterned paper are a bit dark, I chose a black and white picture of my son. I used stickers from the collection to create clusters around the picture.
|I used the diamond card cut-out to back one of the quarters of the inside square.|
The picture was layered using a gold foil paper so that the different elements can have continuity.
Finally I added my journal in the same fashion as the title, and lots of enamel dots along the different points of interest of the page,
|the completed layout (crooked stitching at all).|
I really enjoyed playing with the beautiful paper for this layout. I hope you also like the results.
See you soon!!
White Cardstock - American Crafts
Patterned paper - Heart Collection - Simple Stories
Word phrase stickers - Felicity Collection, Pink Fresh Studio
Stickers- Heart Collection - Simple Stories
Patterned paper - picture layer - Chic Tags, Cloud 9 collection, Sunday's Best
Title - Wonder Thickers - Gold Charm
Puffy Sticker - The Happy Planner collection
Enamel dots - Recollections, Michael's
Tab - ephemera - MME, Market Place collection