Latest & Greatest: Scrapbooking with Authentique

Hi everyone!  It’s Pauline and I’ve got a scrapbooking layout to share with you using the Accolade collection from Authentique.  My husband recently graduated with his master’s degree and this line really appealed to me with its classic feel and subdued colors.  It conveyed a look that I thought was perfect for an older graduate.

I had a photo that I wanted to use as my focal point, so I needed to give it prominence but also had other photos I wanted to include.  I decided to build a flap page with my featured photo on the front of the flap and the rest of the layout behind the flap.

I used the 6 x 6 paper with the graduate in the corner as my photo mat.  I wanted to tuck my photo behind the graduate so I used an Exacto knife to cut around the graduate and tucked my photo behind it.

I mounted the 6 x 6 paper on black cardstock.  I trimmed the brick paper to 8 1/2 x 11 and added the “congratulations” and “graduate” cut aparts, a punch out in the right-hand corner of the photo, and a border sticker on the left edge.

To construct the page protector for the flap, I used a 12 x 12 page protector and inserted my flap page to the far left.  I then allowed for 1/2 inch on the right and trimmed it using my trimmer.

I used 1/2″ red line tape on the inside of the page protector to secure it shut and then used the red line tape to secure the flap to the right edge of the 12 x 12 page protector.  It wasn’t lying flat, so I created a score line.  You can actually create a score line on a page protector, who knew?

I then used a 6 x 11 mat for my three pictures on the right-hand side of the 12 x 12 striped paper so they were hidden behind the flap and added a border sticker on the left-hand side of the paper.

I also added a border sticker to the left-hand side of the flipside of my flap page.  I matted my two pictures and added them to the back of the flap page, cutting one photo mat a little wider so I could add my journaling.

I wanted to add a pull tab on the front flap to let the viewer know that there was more behind the flap, so I mounted some stickers on a piece of black cardstock and secured it to the upper left edge of the flap page protector.

I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing the creative process with me today and that you’ve been inspired.  I would love to see you in a Latest & Greatest workshop at an Expo near you!

Have a great day!

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