Well, we finally reached the end! I scrapped all of my photos from my granddaughter’s birthday party, and I used up most of two National Scrapbook Day Kits and two packs of the coordinating Paper. I still have four full sheets of paper and lots of paper scraps that I’ll use for making cards and scrapbook borders. It will be nice to entirely use up these materials and not add to my growing stash of scrapbook paper and stickers!
I used two sheets of cloud cardstock for the base of these pages and again added strips of paper. I love how the top pieces of striped paper and the sticker banner resemble an awning that is perfect with my playhouse photos. The green color in the paper is also almost a perfect match for the green on the house. Sometimes things work out really well!
To make the top border piece, assemble a 12″ x 1-3/4″ piece of the white print paper, a 12″ x 3/4″ piece of the green striped paper, and a 12″ x 1/4″ strip of royal cardstock. Add the sticker border with Foam Squares. The pieces on the bottom border are 12″ x 3/4″, 1/4″ and 1-1/4″. The title stickers and ice cream cone stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.
Repeat the borders on the second page and add stickers with Foam Squares, journaling and more faux pen stitching. (You’ve probably noticed that I love adding pen work to my pages. Although it’s a simple technique, it can have a big impact on a layout. It can tie pieces together and can add a pop of color when needed. And the addition of black can really help to tone down a layout with lots of different colors and patterns.)
Although all five of my layouts look different, the use of materials from the same collection and the consistent use of faux pen stitching give the series of layouts a nice cohesive look.
Thank you so much for following my 5 part series! I hope that I’ve inspired you and given you some ideas to try. Please leave me a comment and let me know which layout that you like best!
As I’ve mentioned previously, the Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day Kit, Paper and Stickers are exclusive and limited edition items that can only be purchased directly from a CM advisor. If you don’t have an advisor, I would love to help you get the materials.
Happy National Scrapbook Day!