So summer is gone, I guess. It seems like every year goes quicker and quicker. I have tried to take more photos this year, to make the memories last at least a little longer than the suntan lines! I am always looking for unique ideas to incorporate into our scrapbooks. I was inspired today by a bulletin board that hangs in my daughters room to create this scrapbook page idea.
Supplies needed to make this summer scrapbook page idea:
- Cork Sheet.
- 12×12 Sheet of Patterned Paper.
- SNAP Photo Cropping Template.
- Core’dinations 3.25 inch Tags in White.
- Core’dinations 2.75 inch Tags in White.
- Felties Flip Flops Stickers.
- Coordinating Washi Tape.
- Coordinating Baker’s Twine.
- White Glitter Letters & Numbers Stickers.
- 3 (three) 4×6 Photos.
- Paper Trimmer.
I have found that a lot of layouts, including this one, use smaller sized (non-standard) photos. I was very excited to find this photo cropping kit from Simple Stories. This allows me to print my photos without fussing over re-sizing them.
The thick plastic of the templates are opaque and allow you to see exactly how you want to crop the photos. When you have the template positioned where you would like to crop the photo, simply make marks with a pencil and trim.
When your photos are prepared, arrange the elements of your layout on your faux framed bulletin board. You can really be creative here! I chose to stay pretty linear on this scrapbook page idea, but you could arrange the elements of your layout more haphazardly like a crowded bulletin board.
Computer generate, hand write or stamp your journaling tag. Tie it with baker’s twine.
Create your embellishment tags. I used some self-adhesive Feltie stickers. I love these things! They come in a variety of colors and styles, and I am never disappointed with the detail they have. Add baker’s twine bows to the tops of the embellishment tags. Adhere all the elements of your layout with adhesive. Be generous when you have final placement. Cork requires stronger adhesive than regular cardstock.
All in all- I think this scrapbook page idea took me about 15 minutes to throw together since all of the elements were basically done for me. It is a fun design that I know I will repeat again in my albums with different colors and themes.
Looking for another summer scrapbook page idea? You’ll love this multi-photo summer fun layout!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).