How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Block out photo + patterned paper.

How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages | Get It ScrappedUse this 8-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. Cluster your single photo with patterned paper pieces to create a square block. Mount it on your square canvas, and then mat it with a 1″ border as Celeste Smith has done, and you’ve got a classic design that focuses on your photo while incorporating patterns and colors that set tone and support subject.

 How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages | Get It Scrapped

Lila by Celeste Smith | Supplies: Fresh Breezes by Kate Teague at Design House Digital, stitches: In Stitches Neutrals by Robyn Meierotto, font: Another Typewriter

How to make this layout

  1. Crop your photo to 4″ x 6″ and add a narrow white frame or mat.
  2. Create a square collage of photo and patterned papers. Use a tone-on-tone strip below the photo to accommodate journaling.
  3. Mount this collage in the center of a patterned paper canvas. Select a low-value tone-on-tone patterned paper that lets your blocked arrangement pop.
  4. Trim patterned paper canvas by 1″ on all sides and mount on a contrasting solid (a dark value will provide great contrast).
  5. Add titework at bottom right of photo.
  6. Add journaling to the piece below your photo.
  7. Embellish with three pieces (label, large flower, button) at bottom left of photo.
  8. Add stitching on three sides of block (optional).

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One Response to How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Block out photo + patterned paper.

  1. Sandra Lea Barr June 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    Now that is pretty! My eyes flow around the layout like a gentle breeze on my face. Thank you, Celeste.

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