|Family Birthday Party Scrapbook Layout|
The background sheet is a piece of 12x12 printed scrapbooking paper with blue and white polka dots. The left border strip was made out of white cardstock and I used a Martha Stewart craft punch along the one edge. I believe the strip measures 1/2" by 12" in length.
I printed out all 3 of the photos with a frame on them to save some time...the frame is blue and has birthday stars & candles on it. I attached those photos to a square shaped piece of blue cardstock and then mounted that square onto white cardstock. I then inked around the edges of the white cardstock to add some depth.
|Birthday Party Layout|
I decided to do all of the journaling in my own handwriting using a gel pen. Often times I think we don't do enough journaling in our own handwriting and I know future generations would like to see our own penmanship more in our scrapbook layouts.
Overall, I am pretty pleased with this layout because it's not gaudy and it's not too busy. I am the type of scrapbooker who likes "clean" looking pages that are not overly cluttered! This layout took me about 45 minutes to make and most of that time was inking edges and layering a variety of papers & pieces of cardstock together.