First of all, here’s my inspiration, the August cover of Scrapbook Trends magazine:
Isn’t that cover layout by Amy Heller just so much fun? It just seems to exude happiness! At least I thought it did, and that’s why I wanted to create a layout based on Amy’s design.
First of all, I gathered some supplies:
Petite Prints Papers:
I cut strips from each paper – 1 1/4” x 10” – except the blue strip on top – it’s about 3” x 10”.
Next, I gathered all of the coordinating Paper Frills:
I trimmed these to 10” long so they would fit nicely over the patterned paper strips:
Then I adhered everything to a sheet of white cardstock:
As you can see, I didn’t line them up exactly – I liked the “freestyle” look for this page. ;)
After the papers were all attached, I started adding stickers – I used some Headlines stickers:
And I used a couple of different styles of white letter stickers (hopscotch and teensy type):
Here’s an “in progress” photo:
Once I was happy with the letter stickers, I started adding the other embellishments – which included some Doodle-pops:
And some boutique brads:
Now it’s time to add some journaling – right up the side of the layout:
And a finishing touch of adding an expressions rub-on directly to the photo:
Here’s one more peek at the completed layout:
Although my layout is almost an exact copy of the inspiration layout, there are lots of other ways to be inspired by the cover. You could create a monochromatic background by using papers of the same color. You could turn the strips horizontal for a different effect. You could do wider or more narrow paper strips for a new look too. Truly, once you find a layout you love, you can likely find dozens of ways to be inspired by it!
We are excite to partner with Scrapbook Trends/Northridge Publishing to offer today's giveaway. We'll be giving away two sets of the latest publications including the August Scrapbook Trends, Cards and Simply Handmade Sewing issues. One set will be given to a fan of Wendy Sue Anderson. Simply leave a comment on HER blog to be entered to win the first set. The second set we'll be giving away here on our blog. We would love to have you check out the Scrapbook Trends Facebook page to be inspired daily and then leave a comment here letting us know you did. Also feel free to leave some love for Wendy, she did a great job on today's tutorial.