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Summer Scrapbook Layout

Class created and designed by Karen


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In this class we will be making the 12" x 12" layout depicted above.


Class Supply List:

  • Photograph  measuring 16cm x 12.5cm

  • 12x12 scrapbook papers - Basic Grey Perhaps "Kisa" and "East of the Sun", and Basic Grey Blush "Romance"

  • Adhesive

  • Brads (I used Dovecraft Designer Brads "Christmas" and Dovecraft Flower Brads "Brights"

  • Ribbon (I used DCWV Self-adhesive ribbon and Doodlebug Red Rick Rack)

  • Glaze (Glossy Accents)

  • Pens. (I used Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pens)

  • Ink (Used here Tim Holtz "Shabby Shutters", "Pine Needles", "Brushed Corduroy" and "Worn Lipstick"

  • Three Chipboard flowers. (I used Maya Road Blossom IV)

  • Rub-On (I used a Basic Grey Rub-on)

  • Red Scrap Paper (I used Basic Grey Blush "Romance")

  • K & Company Belle Chipboard Letters


Step 1


We are using the tree pictured below. Print the tree on heavy-weight printing paper, you can find a sized printable image here.





Cut out and ink the edges of the green with green ink and the tree trunk with brown ink (I used Tim Holtz "Shabby Shutters" and "Brushed Corduroy"). This is to eliminate any white edges and give a little more depth to the tree. Use a brush to brush the ink on, that way you wont get any defined straight lines.


Glaze the apples which gives a 3D glossy appearance and leave to dry.


Tree complete.

Close-up of glossy apples above



Step 2

Cover three chipboard flowers in paper. To do this trace around each flower and cut them out.  Paper used here is Basic Grey Blush "Romance".



Glue the cut-outs onto the chipboard flowers.  Now we are going to distress the flowers so file the edges.



Then brush brown ink onto the edges. Try brushing the ink on with a circular motion.



Mark the centre and push a brad through the centre of each flower.



Decorate the flowers. Dot the petals of the flowers with gold, green and white pens (I used Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pens) and draw gold flourishes as shown below.



Step 3


Draw a large circle 24.5cm in diameter on the reverse side of the "East of the Sun" paper and cut it out.  The picture below shows the circle on the background paper. Don't throw out the leftover paper, we are going to use that next.



Step 4

Take the leftover paper from cutting the circle and cut a rectangle measuring 13 cm x 7cm.  This is for your journalling.  Now cut a slightly larger rectangle from a  sheet of "Kisa" paper. You could cut out the part of the paper that is going to be under the circle but ensure you cut in the right place before doing anything. Make this rectangle 13.5cm x 7.5 cm.


Cut another rectangle, also measuring 13.5cm and 7.5cm. You can use any coordinating paper,  I used "Sun of the East" paper again.  Glue the "Sun of the East" paper to the back of the Green paper so that each side now has a patterned paper showing.

Ink the edges of the green paper. I used Tim Holtz "Pine Needles".. Don't overdo it, we only want a slight contrast. Be careful not to get any ink on the other side.


Fold down 1.5cm from the top.



Fold it both ways to give a sharp crease edge. Open it up again.


Step 5


Print and cut out out the template below (ignore the rectangle in the middle). Glue the template to the back of the red cardstock and cut it out. The stippled line is just showing were we are going to bend it. Ink the edges if you like.


Fold the tab

I apologise for the blurry pictures, my camera decided to play up!

Glue the tab to the centre edge of the folded edge paper (we want the tab on the opposite side to the folded edge). The paper goes inside the tab. Leave the decorative edges of the tab outside the paper as shown. You can glue the tab between the two pieces of paper if you prefer, in which case you need to do this before you glue the two pieces of paper together in step 4.


Picture above shows both sides.


Step 6

Glue the smaller "East of the Sun" rectangle we cut earlier to the fold on the journalling top. Glue it ONLY to the top. Leave equal space either side.



Step 7


Lets start putting things together. Arrange the main features of your layout on the paper.


Remove everything leaving just the circle and the journalling section in place. Glue the circle onto the paper and trim the edge in line with the paper. Mark where to put the journalling section.


Step 7

Lets go back to the journalling section. Punch three small holes through the top flap to take three flower brads. Make sure the holes are the right size for the brad. Put one in the middle and the other two 1cm from each edge.

Glue the journalling section to the layout in the position you determined earlier, leaving it slightly in from the right-hand side edge. Make sure you don't glue down the edges of the top. Put the adhesive on the bottom piece of cardstock only. You want to be able to open it!




Step 8


Glue the picture and the tree to the layout. Add a rub-on to the top left-hand corner of the picture, or doodle around and onto the picture itself.






Step 9

Cut one of the edges of the green polka dot ribbon in a decorative fashion and stick onto layout. Glue a length of red rick rack on top of the first ribbon.






Step 10


Add your journalling, a description of your picture, in your journalling section.




Step 11

Add the title and the chipboard flowers to the layout.




Your project is complete.




We hope you enjoyed the class.


Class designed and created by Karen from Charmed Cards & Crafts


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