All of Us: DIY Family Scrapbook Layout

Posted by Latrice Murphy

Learn how to create a scrapbook layout that is all about family.

As a photographer and mom, I always have photos done each year. Kids change so quickly year-to-year that I like to keep photos nice and updated in the home. Although I do have a very large gallery wall in my house, sometimes I end up with doubles or extras of some photos and those are the photos that I used to scrapbook.This family photo of all five of us is probably one of my all-time favorite pictures of us! I chose pattern paper and card stock based off of the colors in the photo and went with it. Using colors from the photo on the page flows really well and seems really balanced. Now, let me tell you what you will need and to do to create this page on your own.

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Here's what you 'll need

Owl Folk 12x12 paper pack

Owl Folk embellishments

American Crafts cardstock

Washi tape

Me and my big ideas MAMBI chips (I Love My Family)

Tombow mono permanent adhesive tape runner

Combo phone tabs

Fiskars paper trimmer

Fiskars amplify scissors

Start by trimming the patterned paper down to 10" x 10". Layer this piece onto the solid card stock piece leaving a large border around the top and left side and keeping them flush on the bottom and right sides.

Matte the 5" x 7" photo onto white card stock and then again onto a coordinating color cardstock. These two pieces are cut 5.25" x 7.25" and 5.5" x 7.5".

To create layers around the edge of the pattern, paper place 1" strips and 1/4" strips around and tuck under the patterned paper edges.

Adhere strips and pattern paper down to the solid cardstock base.

Using a border punch of your choice, create the layered borders on to some kraft cardstock. I used a notebook border punch for mine and layered four pieces on top of each other. In order to give it a finished look, add a small 1/4" strip of coordinating cardstock to cover up the last seam.

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Layer your photo on top of this piece that has the layers borders. Place it to the left.

Next, choose either some chipboard stickers or letter stickers to create a short title on the right side of the photo, vertically.

Now is time to add machine stitching or foe stitching if you would like. This step is totally optional.

Finish the page by creating clusters of embellishments with buttons stickers chipboard stickers and more. Add a little bit of gold washy tape along the top and bottom of the photo piece.

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Although this page had lots of steps to create it, the finished page is a nice and cohesive. By using natural tones along with bright oranges, it's fun but meaningful. Using the larger photo is nice because I don't lose detail in the photo and it takes up more space on the layout. Scrapbook your older family photos today!