TUTORIAL | Summer Scrapbook Layout | “Warm Breeze” Paper Collection by Craft O’Clock

How do you capture “summer” on a scrapbook layout? The smell of summer flowers and sunscreen, the feel of a warm breeze on a hot air balloon ride, the tang of chilled fruity snacks and drinks. The paper collection I chose for my layout speaks “summer” all on its own: the “Warm Breeze” paper collection by Craft O’Clock.


Warm Breeze Paper Collection 30,5 cm x 30,5 cm (12″ x 12″);
Warm Breeze Extras to Cut;
Warm Breeze Junk Journal Extras to Cut;
Warm Breeze Chipboard Die Cuts;
Flowers XVIII;

Catch a Moment Quotes III (1 sheet);
white cardstock for photo mats;

Other Supplies:
Distress Oxide Ink (Frayed Burlap);
Tim Holtz Tonic 12,7 cm (5″) detail scissors;
Tim Holtz Tonic 22,86 cm (9″) scissors;
Scor tape .64 cm (1/4″);
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive by Tonic;
hot glue gun & glue sticks;
eyelet and square paper clips from my craft stash.

This layout was created for the Craft O’Clock Creative Team by Sandpaper Road. You can check out the full video tutorial on the Sandpaper Road YouTube Channel HERE:

I used the 12″ x 12″ (30,5 cm x 30,5 cm) size double-sided paper collection for this card. First, I chose Sheet #3 to use as the base. I used a 6″ x 6″ (15,24 cm x 15,24 cm) template to trace a square in the upper-right portion of the base paper. Then, I cut out the 6″ x 6″ (15,24 cm x 15,24 cm) square to use later.

Then, I cut an 8″ x 8″ (20,32 cm x 20,32 cm) square from the upper-right portion of Sheet #4. Once that was cut, I gently tore the square around the outside edges, and curled up the edges using my fingers and a pencil. Then I adhered the “torn-edge” square over top of the HOLE in the base page. This is a super-easy technique that I use often on layouts.

I fussy-cut out the hot-air balloon from the 6″ x 6″ (15,24 cm x 15,24 cm) cut-out square and adhered it to the layout, so it looked like it was floating up and off the page.

I cut circles from Sheet #4 and adhered them around the layout to stay consistent with the round shape of the hot-air balloon. I also added a few embellishments from the “Extras to Cut” and “Flowers XVIII” sheets. To give these pieces dimension, use cardboard, foam or hot glue.

I also added a corner-pocket from the “Junk Journal Extras to Cut”. This will be perfect to add journaling tags and extra photos. I also added a few of the chipboard die cuts and a bit of paint spatter to the layout.

Here’s a look at the finished project! For the final touches, I added lots of embellishments from the “Extras to Cut” sheets, plus some square paper clips and an eyelet from my craft stash.

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