Traditional Scrapbook Designs

Hi there Daisies!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and friends and that you gave yourself grace for all the things that didn’t go exactly as you planned. Maybe a little time in your craft space is in order. Korrie-ann and I are sharing a couple of traditional scrapbooking designs that we hope will inspire you to spend a bit of your holiday weekend documenting your stories.

First up is a traditional 12×12 layout with a banner background created by Korrie-ann.  She notes, “I decided to go with the traditional 12 by 12 layout for the photo of Aimee and myself.

It was the 12 by 12 that got me hooked on memory keeping about 14 years ago and I have since evolved to mini albums and then the travelers notebook so it was fun to go back to where I started.

Using the papers from the travelers notebook kit I cut out the banners for behind my photograph. It didn’t stand out enough so I backed it with the blue snowflake paper.

I had a look at the die cut pieces and pulled out the ones I thought suited my layout and I could use to make clusters in the top and bottom corners of the layout. To finish off the layout I added some paint splats with my watercolours.” I love the simple beauty of Korrie-ann’s design.

My contribution to the traditional theme today is an 8.5×11 layout that I scrap lifted from Pinterest. I’ve been thinking about trying it for awhile now and the lovely Nordic Woods snowflakes and papers inspired me to jump in.

I was drawn to the flow of torn paper and stitching down the middle of the original design which I re-created my own way. It’s a great backdrop for my black and white photo.

Vellum snowflakes, a die cut, a bit of pine and double stamping using a dark and light shade of grey were added to accent my design.  I backed my photo with tissue paper to help it stand out where the photo sits against the white card stock. The crystal elements are from my stash.

My white paper is actually textured card stock on the opposite side. I really liked the texture but it competed with the light patterned paper. Using the backside of the paper allowed me use the “flat” version of the paper’s texture.

Korrie-ann and I hope you enjoyed this walk through of our traditional scrapbooking designs. Thanks for spending time with us today!

~ Robin and Korrie-ann

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