Four Photo Layout with Video Tutorial

Four Photo layout with Video Tutorial by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo.com #scrapbooking #ssbe2017 #PinkPaislee #PaigeEvans #ohmyheart

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a four photo layout with a video tutorial. I know a lot of you are fans of multi photo layouts, I think you love the layout I have to share with you today. I used three 3×4 layouts and one 4×6 photo. The collection I used to create this layout is the “Oh My Heart” collection by our very own Paige Evans and Pink Paislee. The day before Easter, our family went to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie. This layout documents our adventure to the movie theater.

Because there are 4 photos on this layout, there isn’t a lot of room for embellishment. My favorite embellishment cluster on this layout is at the beginning of the title. I found these two chipboard stickers in the Oh My Heart Thicker pack. I knew they would be perfect for this project. I added a bit of foam adhesive behind the books to create dimension at the beginning of the title.The second embellishment cluster is at the bottom right of the layout. I simply found embellishments that complimented the theme/color combination of the layout. I created the cluster with chipboard, die cuts, a metal charm, and a paper clip.The typed journaling is above the embellishments to the right of the title. Around each embellishment cluster, I sprinkled a little bit of black ink as a finishing touch.

Come see how this layout came together in the process video and see how I fix an adhesive mishap after I set this project aside for a couple of days.

I love this layout because it preserves such a happy memory for our family. I hope you’ve enjoyed this four photo layout with a video tutorial. Do you prefer layouts with one photo, two photos, or many photos? I’d love to hear how you document your story. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday.

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Exploding Box Mini Album

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I recently taught a class in Prague and together we made exploding box mini albums! I filmed the process so you can make one, too!

This kind of album is so fun to open and flip through – all of the interactive elements, pockets, and dimension work together to make it a box of joy!
Since there is so much space you can really add on and layer the embellishments more than usual to make it chunky – I love all the lumps and bumps! 🙂
I made my album about things I love using mostly 2″ square Instagram photos.
Everything you see (except small things like staples, baker’s twine, and the journaling pen) are from my Oh My Heart collection with Pink Paislee.
I had a few extra photos so I made a pocket to store them.
Best of all, it came together FAST!
Here is the start-to-finish tutorial showing exactly how you make one of these!


I would looooooove to see if you make one; add your link in the comments below!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: 2-Page Spread

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Recently I made a 2-page spread for Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine! At first I was terrified because I honestly can’t remember the last time I made a 2-page layout… but then I thought of an idea to use both the positive and negative shape of a large heart die cut and the spread came together in a snap!

Here is a quick written how to: Trim 1″ strips from lots and lots of patterned papers (I used my Oh My Heart collection with Pink Paislee) then use scissors to fringe them. Arrange the strips in rainbow order down a white cardstock background. Die cut a heart to use as a template, place it on the back of the layered paper, and carefully trace and cut out the heart from the center. Use the cut out fringed heart as the centerpiece on another white cardstock background. Add machine stitching details to both pages. Print black & white photos and adhere them to the pages. Create the title on the negative page and adhere typed and trimmed journaling onto the positive page. Embellish with die cuts and stickers from Oh My Heart!

This technique would work with pretty much any large shape! I hope that you’ll give it a go!

Do you usually make single or 2-page spreads? I’d love to know! Thanks for stopping by today!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Snow Cute Layout

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Is it snowing where you live or are you basking in warmth and sunshine? Here in Germany the snow has finally melted, but I wouldn’t past Mother Nature to be done with snow quite yet! I took a lot of photos of my daughter Jane in the snow this winter and was excited to scrapbook one of them on a new layout.

I started by die cutting the “Stencil Daisies” cut file from textured white cardstock. Then I spent some time backing each of the petals with a piece of patterned paper from Paper 24 of my Oh My Heart collection with Pink Paislee. Once all the petals were backed I adhered the piece onto a periwinkle cardstock background that I had spritzed with white paint using a toothbrush.

On the upper right corner I tucked the photo under one of the large open spaces and created the title along the top curve to say “SNOW CUTE”.

Next came the embellishing! Once I got started it was hard to stop! I used puffy stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, and paper stickers to create two main clusters around the photo and on the bottom left corner. I journaled in another one of the large open spaces using a black pen.

What do watches and books have to do with snow?! Not a whole lot, but I am trying to break free of “rules” that I set for myself to broaden my creativity and have fun! I hope you inspired to try this technique on a future layout!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Process Videos

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I have spent the last few months making more process videos! I know I love to watch how other people create layouts and projects from start-to-finish so I thought, why not make some myself too? It’s been a great learning opportunity for me and I hope you enjoy seeing how a few of my recent pages came together!

LOVE YOU by Paige Evans – This is one of those layouts that did a 180 on me and looks nothing like I had pictured in my mind’s eye at the beginning – and that’s OK! I thought about using the big and beautiful flowers from Paper 02 in the Moonstruck collection, but changed my mind mid-way and went with the hearts from Paper 06.

LAUGH AT THE LITTLE THINGS by Paige Evans – Challenging myself to step out of my comfort zone sometimes leads to new techniques that I find out I love! I think this is one of those instances. I don’t consider myself a huge stamper, but after playing with the stamp set in Oh My Heart, let’s just say I’m a convert! In addition to the Oh My Heart stamp set I also used a few die cuts, chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, paper stickers, washi, and of course some hand and machine stitching.

OH MY HEART MINI ALBUM by Paige Evans – I fell in love with the clever cut file designed by Bea Valint from My Shiny Studio (http://myshinystudio.blogspot.de/2016…) which creates the foundation for an entire mini album from a single sheet of paper or cardstock. So fun and unique! Click on that link above to go to her blog post and download the cut file and get started adding photos, embellishments, stamping, journaling, and more! Note: for these albums I altered the cut file a bit and removed the flower shaker window. I made one album using my newest collection with Pink Paislee called Oh My Heart and another one using the stunning Moonstruck collection.

SNUGGLE BUDS by Paige Evans – In this video I share how I’m using my Oh My Heart collection to create pages for my son Fox! One of my favorite shapes to use for little guys is STARS! They’re so versatile and simply fun to use. I created three rows of various sized stars made from various materials (cardstock, patterned paper, and vellum) and stitched them down over a mixed media background. I hope after watching you are inspired to give this technique a try!

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out a few of my process videos which use some of my favorite techniques!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Half Circles

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One of my favorite techniques is to punch shapes from LOTS of patterned papers (the more patterns and colors on a layout I can use the better I say!) and then cut those shapes in half! Today I am featuring half circles!

WILD SMILE by Paige Evans

On this layout I punched 1″ circles from all three of my Pink Paislee collections (Fancy Free, Take Me Away, and Oh My Heart) and then cut them in half. I arranged the half circles into concentric rings on a pink paper background and sewed them in place.

1ST PASSPORT PHOTO OUTTAKES by Paige Evans

On this layout I created banners by punching 1″ circles, trimming them in half, and then arranging them into curved rows. To emphasize the banner effect, I sewed along the tops of each row and then bent up the half circles for dimension.

BRAND NEW by Paige Evans

I spent some time punching circles from a lot of different scrapbook collections, cut them in half, and then layered them to create a sort of floral effect!

KERRY PARK by Paige Evans

Similar to the first layout shown in this post, I created concentric circles from lots of half circles and sewed them down so they’ll stay put forever and ever. 🙂

VENICE CANALS by Paige Evans

Here I used a similar technique but used a square instead of a circle and then arranged them into rings around a central photo. I love stitching the small papers in place and then bending up the papers to create dimension!

I hope you are inspired to try this easy and fun technique. Once you start, you won’t want to stop!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Oh My Heart

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My newest collection with Pink Paislee called OH MY HEART is in stores now and I have had a blast making layouts featuring this line and thought I’d share a few of my favorites so far with you today – all with different techniques!

COZY by Paige Evans

I held onto a few border punches and loved punching strips of patterned paper – all from a single piece of paper!

READ by Paige Evans

There is a paper with lots and lots of books printed on it so I fussy cut them out and used them on a layout all about how much I love to read!

LIVE LIFE IN FULL BLOOM by Paige Evans

One of my favorite techniques is to die cut a title or shape and then stitch around it – sometimes a pretty time consuming process but I love the results!

I LOVE YOU TO PIECES by Paige Evans

Another one of my favorite techniques is to hand cut letters from patterned paper and create a long title as the focal point of the layout!

US by Paige Evans

And yet another one of my favorite techniques is to die cut a background and back the pieces with different patterned papers! I love using lots of patterned papers on my layouts so this is a great way to feature a whole bunch at once!

Thank you so much for joining me today and seeing some fun layouts made with my Oh My Heart collection!