Creating a Scrapbook Layout on the Go

Posted by Latrice Murphy
Scrapbooking on the road is possible! Learn how to plan ahead and create a beautiful layout while you are away from your crafting space.

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Hey there Blitsy readers! I am very excited to be here and sharing this layout with you as a Blitsy Creative team member. Today, you'll learn how to create a fun and detailed layout while away from your crafting space. You'll see step-by-step instructions along with a photo tutorial to re-create it on your own. All you will need is a little pre planning and a few supplies that travel well.

Here's What you'll need:

Cardstock- American Crafts 12x12 Summer Pack

Shimelle Patterned paper

Crate Paper Patterned paper

Tombow Foam Tabs

Tombow MONO permanent adhesive

Staz On Jet Black

Fiskars paper trimmer

Fiskars Amplify scissors

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Black fine point pen

Start by gathering and cutting your materials. This step is something you can do ahead of time if you plan to create while traveling. I placed all my pieces in gallon sized baggies to keep them together. The patterned paper strips vary in width from 1/2" to 1". A few embellishments were chosen and photo matte was cut to fit the photos.

Start assembling! Layer your first patterned paper onto your cardstock leaving 1/2" around the edges. Here is where you will use your black sharpie. Create a faux stitching around the four sides.

Next, layer your photo matte and photos approximately 2-1/2" from the bottom of the page.

Grab your scissors and Tiny Attacher next to really make this page come alive! You'll trim some strips down and alternate patterns to create layers. For some dimension, you'll fold some of the strips in half and staple them to your page.

Now time for a more natural element. Using some twine, add a couple of wraps around the top and bottom of the photo area. You can staple that in place if you like.

The last step is to add your embellishments. I used the Foam tabs for this as well as regular adhesive. Layer them in groups. Finish the page off with a few staples around the page.

I hope you find time to get crafty while on your next road trip! It really gave me time to relax the way I like to and to take a break from all the family activities. Now go get planning!