Perfect for beginner scrapbookers – an easy layout accommodating one 8″ x 10″ photo and up to 2 photos measuring 4″ x 6″ ! Or substitute the large photo for 4 small photos. Plus, I show you how to create a photo flap for hidden journaling or an additional picture. AND, I incorporate some stamping in the layout, as well!
Watch the process video HERE:
I started with one sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper from the DCWV “High School Stack”. I have had this paper in my stash for years… not sure if you can get it anymore. But if you are working on a school years album, I am positive that you have found single-design whole-sheets of paper (many of which you may not be sure how to use in your projects).
To save paper, I usually cut out a 6″ x 6″ square from the center of the patterned paper first. Then I don’t feel so bad if I cover up the entire sheet with my layout.
A photo flap is created simply by scoring a line 1/2″ away from the edge of a piece of black cardstock. I adhere the 1/2″ flap underneath my white photo mat, and the piece becomes a fold-up piece for hidden photos or journaling. Check out the video above to see this process!
For embellishments, I used two rubber stamps from Technique Junkies. I simply stamped the “Best Game Ever” stamp in red and die cut with a stitched circle die. Then, I simply stamped the “Football in Motion” stamp in brown, cut the football halfway (and hand-tore the paper the rest of the way).
Using a craft knife, I cut out the right side of the letter “F” in the patterned paper and slid the stamped football image inside. I secured it with a little glue to hold it in place. Check out the process video above to see this process!
Here’s a final look at the layout finished with the photos! I literally just added the 8″ x 10″ team photo composite picture from my son’s 7th grade year and plopped a good 4″ x 6″ photo on top of the flap.
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