Football Scrapbook Layout | Sandpaper Road

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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Project Inspiration | Technique Junkies September 2021 New Stamp Release

Today I am sharing a look at several projects created with the new September 2021 New Release Stamp Collection from Technique Junkies!

If you are into Halloween projects, these are the stamps for you! LOTS of variety! And I also like the fact that this month’s release includes several fall-themed stamps, as well as football-themed stamps. Something for everyone!

All of the new release stamps are 15% OFF through September 8th! Use the code TJ10ERIN to get 10% off the rest of your order at techniquejunkies.com!

“Leaf Collage”
“Football in Motion” and “Best Game Ever”

It is “back-to-school” season, and I absolutely MUST get going on catching up with my kids’ scrapbooks! They are both in high school now, but I can’t wait until their senior year to start making layouts! I’m a little bit behind from where I wanted to be by this point, but 8″x10″ photos (like team shots) are fairly easy to scrapbook. This month, I used the “Football in Motion” and the “Best Game Ever” stamps for my son’s 7th grade football scrapbook page. Check out my process video HERE:

For more project inspiration, hop along and visit the other Technique Junkies Design Team blogs! Such beautiful creations!

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Don’t forget…

All of the new release stamps are 15% OFF through September 8th! PLUS, use the code TJ10ERIN to get 10% off the rest of your order at techniquejunkies.com! Enjoy!

SUPPLY LIST (including links) to Technique Junkies products used:

September 2021 NEW RELEASE STAMPS by Technique Junkies
“Football in Motion”
“Best Game Ever”
September 2021 “Gotta Have It All Bundle” – all 15 new release stamp sets plus stencil ($110.95)
Rain Sentiments Set of 6
Rain Stencil
Shimmering Bliss Sprays
Leaf Corner Sentiments Set of 3
Aladine Izink Ice Gel Medium
Leaf Collage Stamp
Pile of Leaves Stamp

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Card Inspiration | Lighthouse on Cliff | Sandpaper Road

Today, I am sharing a simple card I made with the “Lighthouse on Cliff” stamp from Technique Junkies and “Sea Stories” paper by Craft O’Clock.

I have made a ton of lighthouse-stamping projects and my go-to idea is to color in the lighthouse and add some feature for the searchlight on top. But this time, I wanted the lighthouse to blend in a bit more. 

I stamped the “Lighthouse on Cliff” image on vellum with VersaMark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I stamped the “Stir Your Soul” with VersaMark Ink and embossed in black.

I attached the vellum to a piece of patterned paper from the “Sea Stories” collection by Craft O’Clock. It’s easy to add liquid glue behind the white embossed stamped images, and then secure the corners with brads. The trick, however, is to wait to adhere the decorated card panel to the card base. This way, you don’t have to poke through the card base itself to add brads.

I finished off the card with metal corner embellishment stickers from my stash and a steering wheel fussy-cut embellishment from the “Sea Stories” paper collection.

See more techniques for stamping on vellum in the video tutorial:

Thank you for looking! 

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