Friday, June 20, 2014

Memories Map Papers

Scrapbook Customs released 13 different country/continent papers that are really nice! The flip side of each has a different coordinating print that will work well with ALL of the other papers. These are not only perfect backdrops for your pictures, but make beautiful introductory cover pages and would work well for school projects! They could also be used (along with the geotag stickers) to mark all the stops made on a summer road trip!

One of our favorite destinations is Banff, Alberta, Canada, and I knew the new Canada Memories Map  paper would be perfect to highlight a photo looking down the main street toward Cascade Mountain.

I added a geotag sticker from one of the Scrapbook Customs travel sticker sheets to mark the location of Banff on the map and included several other stickers from that sheet to complete the layout.

What is your favorite travel destination? Have you created a layout about it?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The State Line Papers & Jet Setters Die Cut Stickers

Do you have vacation photos to scrap? Are you planning a fun trip this summer? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, it's time to stop by the store and check out The State Line patterned papers by Reminisce. Susie has stocked papers from all 50 states! Here's a look at the Tennessee paper I picked up recently.

Actually I picked up two of these papers. I really like the designs on these papers and wanted to create a three-dimensional effect across the bottom, so I carefully cut out the bottom portion of the second paper.

I then used pop dots to layer this piece on top of my full sheet to create the 3-D effect. (It's a little hard to see in this photo, but this layout will be on display in the store soon!)

I knew I wanted to use this paper to create a layout showcasing photos from our three trips to Tennessee over the past several years. I was able to print three 2x2 photos for each of the more recent trips and crop my older print photos to create these three photo strips mounted on white cardstock.

Next I pulled out these fun die cut stickers (also from Reminisce & stocked in the store for each state).

These are great dimensional stickers, however I have a hard time visualizing where they will go on my layout when they are all on one sheet. So, I typically cut the sticker sheet apart and start placing them on the layout, moving things around until I find an arrangement that I like.

The next step was to adhere my photo strips, add a date above each strip, and add the die cut stickers.

At this point I was pleased with the way the layout was coming along, however I realized that the word "Tennessee" was really the only orange thing on my layout. I decided to use an orange pen for my journaling, which I added around the border.

Here's a look at the completed layout.

Again it's hard to tell in the photo, but this layout has lots of dimension.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, and whatever your travel plans are for the summer I hope you make lots of memories (so you can scrap them, of course!).