Sunday, July 4, 2010

Quick and Easy - July 4th Scrapbooking Layout

When it comes to scrapbooking, often times crafters think that scrapbooking takes a lot of time and money...which is a misconception! You can scrapbook quick, easy and low-cost pages that look nice too! Case in point....this 20 minute page that my mom did last summer which features 2 snap shots of my daughter, grand daughter and mother in law at the July 4th picnic in 2009.

My mother wanted a red, white and blue color scheme but didn't want it to be over-whelming so she used a piece of 12x12 white cardstock for her background. She matted the 2 photos onto navy blue & white printed scrapbooking paper and mounted them to her page. Using my Cricut and some scraps of red & white printed paper, she cut out her title which is simply...July 4th and mounted that at the top of her page. Using a scrap of the navy blue paper, she cut out a star and used that as an accent.

Using scraps of red cardstock, she cut out 3 more stars and 3 small rectangles. She used scraps of navy blue paper and framed those red rectangles so that she could turn them into firecrackers. She mounted them all at the bottom of the page and used her pen to make little wicks on top of the fire crackers. You could add a journaling block or tag if you wanted different or more embellishments. You could scale the rectangles and stars to various sizes using your Cricut!

As you can see, her layout didn't take a lot of time...its fast, easy and best of all, frugal!

Happy Scrapbooking!

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