I had the privilege of teaching at a Scrapbooking Retreat in Leeds a few weeks back and was using Simple Stories ‘Adore’ range. Although this is a range designed for weddings I decided to show it was just as usable for other formal occasions such as prom, engagement, graduation, or even just for using black and white photos. What better excuse than to use photos of our new puppy, Rupert?
As the attendees were seasoned scrapbookers I had to do something a little different and decided we would make the layout very interactive. I folded the floral sheet in half side to side and cut around the flowers on one side to create a shaped border.
By laying strips of some of the other paper designs behind this folded-over piece I made a feature of it. I also trimmed 1/4” top and bottom from the entire piece so that I could still use a page protector for it. I attached the whole piece to the lefthandside of the scrapbook page base sheet. This open up piece gave me lots of room for photos and journalling inside and out.
On the opposite side of the page I attached a 12” long border sticker from the range to a 2”x12” wide piece of decorative paper and glued it to the back of the base sheet so that once again I had a flap that I could attach things to.
I trimmed 1/4” top and bottom again. I attached a photo mat to this flap so that I could use front, back and underneath on the base paper to hold photos or journalling. I also did some doodling here and there. I like to make the most of the space I have!
Wishing you a weekend of sunshine and craftiness!