Today I’m sharing a process video of a kid-themed single-page 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook layout! Plus showing how I altered a pre-made chipboard sticker to better match the story in my layout–at the 4:58 mark, below!
HACK FOR MAKING YOUR SCRAPBOOK TITLES POP
Today’s video is a process video of a 4th of July-themed single-page 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook layout featuring the use of a digital die-cut–and includes a simple, QUICK, idea for helping small titles stand out against a patterned paper background. You can watch the video or check out the idea below the video!
It’s so easy! Just outline your title letters with a fine tip black pen–it’s quick, easy, and you don’t need any extra supplies! It provides an instant shadow effect and effortlessly helps your title pop. Even with little mistakes, the eye will “read” the title and glide right over those. ;)
Rain, Rain, Go Away! 8 1/2 x 11 Layout & Sketch!
Hello, hello! Today I’m sharing an 8 1/2 x 11 process video, with an original sketch. The proportions would also work for a 9×12 or a4 sized scrapbook layout. There’s also a bit of a discussion in the video over 8 1/2 x 11 vs. 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts. Do you have a preferred canvas size? My reasons for choosing what I choose can be found below the sketch!
There’s a few different ways you can get the sketch. You can watch the video below and screenshot it–it appears near the beginning and again near the end. You can also pin it from here, right- or ctrl- click and download it, or print it.
I have decided that when it makes sense, 8 1/2 x 11 will be my default canvas size! I think it will be easier for my kids to look at their books in this size. As it is now, I use 12 x 12 D Ring layouts, and they are so big and bulky that they have to get someone to help them pull out the book. I know they enjoy looking at their layouts, hearing the stories and seeing the pictures, so I just want to make it all more accessible to them.
I also know that I will use less paper, cardstock, adhesive, embellishments, etc. on a smaller canvas. Frugal and green!
However, if it doesn’t make sense, I will stick with 12 x 12. Let’s say I have 10 photos from an event. It’s going to make more sense to me to use those on a double page 12 x 12 spread. I want to save space in my home, too, and multiple 8 1/2 x 11 pages would be more thick than a single 12 x 12, you know? However, if I have a single photo, it makes more sense to me to put that on an 8 1/2 x 11 single page.
SO—I am not switching completely to 8 1/2 x 11—but I am definitely making more layouts this was moving forward!
Hope you enjoy this video and have a good week. :)
Stashbusting Labels Idea! Layout Process Video #15: Donut You Know…? 🍩
Hi, guys! Today I have an everyday-themed double-page 12×12 scrapbook layout featuring the use of lots and lots of labels! I love labels–precut labels, die cut labels, cutapart labels, label stickers, label stamps, all of them–and love finding new ways to use them in my scrapbooking. How do you like to use your labels?
My stashbusting idea is simple–pile up a bunch of labels and then write across them as your journaling. You can see it below at the 10:37 mark:
Just Chillin’ Layout Process Video
This week’s process video is a kid-themed single-page scrapbook layout featuring the use of stickers, enamel dots, and a sketch. Check it out below!
Kick Off Your Boots & Stay Awhile
Love Being Together
Minimal use of paper, a great way to use leftover cut-aparts.