Make the most of your left over patterned paper with this simple scrapbook page.
I love these photos of my daughters! If you didn’t know the story behind them you could take them at face value but when you know the story they mean so much more. Unfortunately, they aren’t the best photos I’ve ever taken – I had to be quick and capture the moment! The background was very busy and distracting and not the perfect shot I would prefer!
The story is hidden behind the photo on a tag you can slip out. If you aren’t keen on your hand writing or you have a lot to say or if it is private a hidden journaling tag is a great way to go.
Hidden journaling on a tag
As usual I started with the photos looking for a clue on the colours to use. To be honest with poor photos I just use paper I like. I’ve made loads of projects with the Bird Ballard paper and only have scraps left (note to self – add a pack to my next order) and wanted a way to use them up. The strips are 3 cm wide and the lengths were dependent on what I could cut from my scraps. I did make the pattern before adding my photos so could have saved a bit more paper for another day.
The yellow banner is 12.5 cm by 8.5 cm. The flag is cut by hand.
The photos are slightly smaller than 4″ by 6″. I trimmed some of the backgound above their heads as it wasn’t adding anything! They are mounted on one piece of whisper white. When you add the photo mount to the layout use dimensionals on three sides so you can slip the tag underneath. If you’d like the tag to be at the top of the photo mount then add dimensionals half way down on the back of the photos so it doesn’t fall to the bottom.
The tag is 2″ wide, to fit the Delightful Tag Topper punch and can be as long as you like – well only as long as your photos are wide!
“Snap CLICK say cheese click SNAP click” is stamped on the smallest stitched rectangle shape. The sentiment is from the Capture the good stamp set. I’m sure I’ll be using this set loads for scrapbooking. I love the camera image.
Frame the photos with flowers from Bloom & Grow
The photos are framed by flowers from the Bloom & Grow stamp set. I stamped them on a scrap of whisper white and die cut them before colouring with Stampin’ Blends. To match the colours in the patterned paper I used Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Old Olive and Daffodil delight.
The title is die cut using the NEW Hand-Lettered prose dies from gold glimmer paper. Have you fallen in love with them yet? They were one of my first purchases from the new catalogue! A great size for both cards and scrapbook pages. The gold really jumps off the page for me.
I wanted to add some hearts in gold as well. These are from the Be Mine Stitched framelits – they are the inside of the multiple heart die. It felt naughty to only use the relief hearts rather than the main part of the die but it is now in my scraps for another day!
I hope this has inspired you to scrapbook. It really is the best way to capture memories! Here are the products I used.