How to Scrapbook – Adding Dimension to your Layouts

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Modern scrapbook layouts are always evolving, with fun and playful layout ideas you can add dimension to your layouts. Design team member Katie Lamb shows you her latest tutorial.

What You Will Need

First Edition The Promise 12 x 12 Papers

Belle and Boo Steel Die Set

First Edition Dies – Lock and Key, Doily, Tag, Script Alphabet

Twine Spool, Paper Flowers & Mini Ribbon Bows, pearls, sequins,

Dovecraft A4 Acetate Sheets, white foam, glitter card & A4 silver mirror card

DecoArt Metallic Lustre – Silver Spark & Gold Rush

Fiskars Fancy Edge Scissors – Deckle

How to Make

1)  With your chosen piece of paper, draw a circle using a plate as your template. Cut your circle out, fold in half and tear against a ruler down the centre to create your semi circle.

2)  I have then painted the edges with metallic silver wax. Once dry, stick to the centre of your 12 x 12 paper scrapbook layout.

3)  Cut a 4.5cm square using Fiskars Fancy Edge Scissors – Deckle to give a distressed effect. Again painting the edges with the silver metallic lustre. Once dry, place your paper roughly in the centre of your page.

4)  Cut a 5.9cm by 1.2cm strip of paper and cut out a triangle from one end to create fishtail flag. Katie has then painted the edges with silver lustre for a shimmering effect. Stick your flag at the bottom of the paper square and add 3D foam under the fishtail to give further depth to the layout.

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5)  Cut out a doily from the First Edition Doily Die set and stick onto the top left hand corner of the square. Using the First Edition Tag die set, cut out two tags and tuck one under the square at the bottom left hand side. Place the other one on top of the paper square in the bottom left hand corner.

6)  Place your photo onto a piece of card and trim to size. Place roughly in the middle of the paper square. I have decorated the photo by adding a die cut heart to the top left hand corner of the image and finished with a Sweet Paris mini ribbon bow. I have then die cut the phrase ‘I do’ and layered on top of the image to coordinate with her wedding theme.

7)  Decorate your layout by creating a twine circle border around the scrapbooking centrepiece, keep in place with craft glue.  I have then embellished the twine border with paper flowers, adhesive pearls and dies cut keys from the First Edition Lock and Key die cut set using silver mirror card. Silver mirror card has been added to some of the flowers and die cut keys.

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8)  I have added a shaker box to the card. To make, die cut the oval frame from the Belle and Boo steel die set with patterned paper. Do the same with two pieces of foam. Using your oval frame, draw the oval onto the same patterned paper, cut out and stick onto your scrapbook layout. We have added ours to the bottom right hand corner of the photo.

9)  Layer one oval foam frame on top of the oval patterned paper. Die cut some small hearts and add into the centre of the foam frame with sequins.

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10)  With the oval steel die, draw a rough shape onto a piece of acetate and cut out. Glue the acetate on top of the foam and make a lid using the other foam frame. Cover your foam frame with the oval die cut paper patterned frame and paint the edges with gold lustre to match the sequins within your shaker. Finish with a die cut heart and paper flower.

We have used First Edition The Promise for our layout, perfect for weddings with its romantic themed designs. Don’t forget to share your latest scrapbook layouts with us in the project gallery.

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