A little weekend scrapbooking

Follow my step-by-step instructions for a simple and effective layout, or use this technique for your cards!

I love scrapbooking the everyday moments. hose little things that happen that we wouldn’t usually document, but make us smily when we remember them.

So today I would like to share with you a layout that is all about my sons love of food, and the mess he would often get into whilst shoving as much in as quickly as possible.

For this page I created a grid of windows and rather than backing these little apertures with patterned paper, I added strips of Washi for a more unique look.

So here is the step-by-step…

  1. Firstly you will need to draw the outlines for your apertures. These could be squares or rectangles, and I found to keep them even that it was easier to draw around a piece f chipboard.
  2. 2. I adore sticking on paper, so I bought out my sewing machine (with my old paper needle attached, of course!) and I did a black zigzag stitch between the grid of shapes.
  3. Using my craft knife on a self healing mat, I cut out the pencil-drawn windows.
  4. Now we need a panel of paper of cardstock to sit behind these windows. Draw through the cut out windows onto this panel in pencil so that you know what will be seen, and what areas will not. Cover the visible areas with Washi tapes, or panels of patterned paper, whichever is your preference.
  5. Now adhere the patterned panel behind, using a foam tape to add a slight drop shadow between the two pieces.

1 thought on “A little weekend scrapbooking

  1. What a fabulous layout. I love the apertures and the washi tape behind. The stitching is an effective touch too. I may try this idea on a card as I don’t do scrapbooking very often. Your son is cute by the way xxx

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