Traditional Scrapbook Layout - Hello Four

Today I wanted to share a double page scrapbook layout I made last week. I really wanted to make a layout using the photos I took of Austin for his fourth birthday, so I found a couple of sketches on Pinterest (here and here), put them together, and created my pages.

When I had taken the photos, I'd made my own back drop using circles punched from card stock. I used most of the same colors of card stock to put the layout together.

On this page, I added a card from the Project Life Azure edition. I love the '4' and the four hearts. I also used a couple of the circles leftover from the backdrop as mats behind some the wood car and chipboard button embellishments. I also added a '4' from an October Afternoon alpha sticker pack. 

On the page on the right, I added my title using more stickers from October Afternoon, and thickers from American Crafts. I like the Scrabble tile thickers because they tie in to the photo of Austin holding 'four' in Scrabble letters on the opposite page.

The background paper here (the dark grey) is from a Crate Paper stack. 

I added homemade enamel dots in three clusters across the two pages. I've found the best way to attach these is using a Pick Me Up stick and Tombow Multi Medium Matte. I like this matte adhesive because when it dries, even if a little bit squishes out from behind the dots, you can't see it because it doesn't dry glossy.

It had been awhile since I had made a scrapbook layout, so it was nice to get a chance to work on one. It's fairly simple but I think makes the photos stand out more.

1 comment:

  1. It always amazes me how you manage to make things look so clean and photo-centric, but with so many little details that bring it all together. Love this :-)