Make Your Layouts Tell Your Story
By Scrapbooking & Card Making Contributor
The pictures tell the story and the title and design pull the interest in. Create fabulous titles and frames to pull the elements together and make a layout that says, “Wow!” Add your favorite embellishments and let your layout say it all.
Begin by gathering the pictures you will be using for your layout. These pictures measure 5 ¾” x 2 ¼” and 4” x 4 ½”.
To create a circular frame that can go around a picture, place several folded pieces of painters tape onto the center of a piece of patterned paper, or the cardstock, you have chosen for the frame. This will help hold the paper down when you make the second cut with the circle cutter. Also, place some tape on the corners to hold and it then adhere it to the glass cutting mat. Cut the first circle at 5” and then move in and cut again at 4 1/8”. That is an easy way to make a circle frame to place around a photo.
This frame was created using the Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. Cut with a paper trimmer a piece of patterned paper that measures 3 ¼” x 6”. This will create a frame that will fit around the 4” x 4 ½” photo which isn’t an ordinary picture size, but that’s what’s great about this board. Set the board up so that the corner areas are at .25 which is shown on the board and in the instructions and set the alignment bar at .25 for cutting out the center of the frame. You can have fun with this tool and experiment with different sizes papers or follow the included instructions for some more fun.
Make an awesome large title using the We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board. This board isn’t just for banners. The letters make perfect titles that stand out from everything on your page and they are simple to make in just a few easy steps. All you need to do it cut enough 3” x 5” pieces of cardstock or patterned paper for each letter of the title. Follow the included instructions for punch the centers of each letter, cutting them and rounding the corners and you’re done! Easy letters in just minutes!
Add another layer of fun to your title and layout by using your favorite embellishments such as these trees created from the Designer Tree Die by Little B. Here’s two more fun ideas, mat a photo with the paper at a different angle and then add a frame around the pictures as shown on this layout and place another picture over the top of the title.
The next time you’re ready to tell a story through the pictures you’ve taken, create a fun title that becomes part of the layout, add your favorite embellishments and frame those pictures to create a finished look. Let your entire layout do the talking for you. Now start by going and taking those amazing photos!