Use this 6-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. Amy Mallory made excellent use of a popular trend on “Love You” by using the pocket-sized journaling cards as the base for her blocked design. Notice that she also took one color from the photo and worked with it and neutrals.[hr]
How to make this layout
- Place 4 pocket cards in a 2 by 2 block a bit to the right of vertical center and a bit above horizontal center–but don’t mount permanently yet.
- Choose several neutral pieces of paper and/or ephemera and layer beneath the four pocket cards.
- For a digital page, “clip” your photo to one of the pocket cards. For a paper page, trim your photo to the card size and round corners.
- Embellish the other three cards with stamps, brushwork, rub-ons and other elements that repeat one color from your photo.
- Add ribbon or twill across the pocket cards between the two rows. Embellish with tape and a date tag.
- Add bullet-point journaling below the pocket cards. Stamp or print the bullets in the one color you’re working with.
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