Saturday, January 17, 2009

Scrapbook Your Way

Next month's scrapbook class is going to be all about learning how to convert smaller elements into a larger page. (Or it could be all about minimizing a layout you like to a size that fits that perfect 6x6 book you're making for Grandma!) Here's the idea:

1. This is the 6x6 page I showed you about a month ago using the Love You Much Bundle. It's a simple layout for one picture and some journaling on the left on the solid pink.

The papers are all from the Candy Lane DSP set from the Love You Much Bundle. The heart was stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and is from the Love You Much stamp set (also from the Love You Much bundle.) The little tab at the top right was punched from the word window punch, folded over and finished with a silver brad.

2. The picture to the left is an 8-1/2 x 11 page (perfect size for storage!) The entire 6x6 page is adhered to a piece of Close to Cocoa card stock. Now there's room for more elements and another picture! The "stripe" across the top is a piece of Candy Lane DSP. The hearts were stamped in Riding Hood Red Classic Ink on Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red card stock. The stamp is from the Love You Much set. The hearts were then punched out with the Heart to Heart punch which is again part of the Love You Much bundle.
The bottom frame is just pink cs matted onto the DSP with another of the punched hearts adhered with a stampin dimensional. To the right is another image stamped from the Love You Much stamp set and punched out with the 1-1/4" circle punch. The outer mat around it is DSP punched with the 1-3/8" circle punch. THe bird is colored in using a blender pen and pink and red inks.

3. Last is the final conversion to a 12x12 scrapbook page. Notice the same elements have moved to a larger page. The Close to Cocoa 8-1/2x11 page has moved to the left and now has two more frames. The elements were all adhered to a 12x12 piece of DSP from the same Candy Lane DSP. This technique easily creates a visually pleasing page for your scrapbook.

Have Fun!! I would love to see some of your pages using this or other techniques!

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