Designer’s Choice: Scrapbooking Old Favorites

Hello! Jennifer Larson here. I want to share a secret with you: I sometimes do the same pages again. If I love the topic, I do it again. This month I redid a page I did many years ago called Camping Lessons:

You can redo pages that you love so that they look fresh without having to reinvent the wheel. Here’s how:

1. Borrow the same design from your last layout. My last page paired an 8×12 photo with some strips of patterned paper, so I did the same here.

2. Select papers that reflect the mood or theme. I chose the map paper because it highlighted our camping trip’s location–Minnesota. The yellows and pinks gave happy colors that reflected the happy mood of the trip.

3. Journal on top of the photo. Select a photo that had a lot of white space so that you can journal and put the title on the photo itself. Your photo does not have to be as big as mine was; you can layer elements on top of a 4×6 photo as well.

4. Cut apart a journaling card to make the journaling fit where you need it. The Elle’s Studio Card from the Tiki Torch add-on was too big for the space on the left, so I cut it into strip to fit the journaling above the title, below it, and on the right side of the page.

5. Stitch to secure page elements. Journaling strips tend to come loose, so I stitched mine down on the sides of the page. I also ran a stitch through the bottom pink strip; I’d cobbled it together with pink paper from the 6×6 pad in the Bungalow add-on, and the patterns didn’t quite match, so I used the stitching to mask the irregularity.

6. Overlap the title with other page elements. You don’t have to do this, but I always think when you use different fonts and embellishments around the title that it looks good to overlap them. And so I did, layering the title word cut from my Silhouette (Mission Script if you like it) on top of the chipboard letters, both of which were layered on top of the stickers and die cuts from both the Bungalow and Tiki Torch add-ons.

Thank you for sharing my inspiration! If you decide to redo a page using this month’s kit, please share your layout on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page. I’d love to see what you create!

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