How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Record Texted Conversations with a Blocked Design

Use this 5-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages | Get It ScrappedKelly Purkey used a photo of her boyfriend and herself along with bits of tweeted and texted messages to get a “snapshot” of quick daily interactions. A blocked design provides a great backdrop to the many snippets of journaling.

How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages | Get It Scrapped

Tweet by Kelly Purkey | Supplies: Cardstock – American Crafts, Patterned paper – Studio Calico, Stamps – Hero Arts, Post-its – Studio Calico, Stickers – Basic Grey, Wood – Studio Calico, Stapler – Tim Holtz for Ranger, Punch – Fiskars


How to make this layout

  1. Start with a 6″ x 5″ sepia-toned photo. Mount it flush with right edge of page and 1″ down from page top. Select several brightly colored but subtly-patterned papers for blocking out the page. Select a tone-on-tone text-print patterned paper for backing up journaling strips.
  2. Block out the rest of the page with these papers:
    – Trim and place these blocks based upon photo size and placement.
    – Place 1″ strip at page top spanning entire width.
    – Place strip and block below photo to page bottom
    – Place text-print block to span the height of photo and patterned paper blocks.
    – Add narrow cardstock strips as desired.
  3. Print messages on white cardstock using a different color for each of the “chatters.” Trim them to little bits and mount staggered on the text-print paper along the left edge of the page.
  4. Embellish with asterisks and talk bubbles to support page theme.
  5. Add more journaling and a colorful embellishment at bottom right.

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