Year in Review Scrapbooking Layout

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Year in Review Scrapbooking Layout

With my camera phone being so readily available, I take way too many pictures of my kids on a daily basis. At the end of the year, I like to choose from these photos and do a "year in review" kind of layout that marks the end in my album.

As an added challenge, I decided to use just a pair of scissors for this scrapbooking layout. No other tools allowed!

I started by choosing and printing my 12 photos and trimming them to size using the Amplify™ Mixed Media Shears.

Next, I chose a patterned paper and covered the center of it with a thin layer of gesso. This mutes the color of the pattern at places and gives me an area to build my layout upon. To smooth the gesso onto the paper, I cut a small rectangle of cardboard using the scissors and used it like a paint knife.

Year in Review Scrapbooking Layout paper painted

For my title, I cut these numbers out of another patterned paper. Patterned paper is a really inexpensive product that is so versatile in its uses!

Year in Review Scrapbooking Layout cut numbers

Finally, to add a few pops of color and dimension, I cut strips of patterned paper and folded or frilled them. I then scattered these folded frilled paper strips around my page.

Year in Review Scrapbooking Layout folded paper

I added my journaling and my layout was done!


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Patterned Paper