DIY Scrapbook Layout: How to Capture Personality

Posted by Latrice Murphy
Keep the photos that share special personality & save the for your scrapbook! Learn how to make a beautiful DIY layout using the Echo Park Jack & Jill collection.

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I have a fun and sticker filled 12x12 layout to share with you today all about a boy named Kaeden. He's my 4 year old and is a total ham pretty much all the time. He is all boy and very active. I love him, but we all know when this look comes across his face soem trouble is about to go down!

Let's gather supplies!

White Cardstock

Kraft Cardstock

Echo Park Jack and Jill 12x12 Collection

Tombow Foam Tabs

Tombow MONO permanent adhesive

Fiskars paper trimmer

Fiskars Amplify scissors

American Crafts roller stamp

Sewing machine

Washi Tape

Computer for journaling

Print your photo at 4x4. You can see that I had to trim my photo out of a 4x6. Choose some subtle earth tones for cardstock and a couple of patterned papers.

Next I figured out placement of pieces. I covered the bottom half of the layout with a 6" piece of patterned paper. The woodgrain piece is 6x6 and placed to the right side of the page. This is where the photo will go later.

Cut out a 3x4 card from the Collection kit and layer it with the Kraft cardstock, and the photo. I used some light gray cardstock as a mat on this photo, leaving a very thin edge around it.

The Collection kit comes with two sticker sheets which I love. In this next step, I add foam tabs to the back so they will add more dimension to the layout. They will get mixed with flat embellishments for balance.

For the title, I simply mixed the large letter stickers with the smaller square ones. This gave a good mix of color and I was able to spread it all the way across the top of the layout. Simple and clean.

Ive been doing this a lot more lately when trying to do a few pages in just a few days. Typing the journaling out is a big time saver for me. I can type out a bunch of journal spots for a few pages and print it all on one sheet of cardstock. I do this when there isn't a pre-printed journal spot within a kit or lighter colored background paper.

Here's a peek at the sticker embellishment details. I chose a few meaningful stickers like the "K" and the "3" to mix in.

Last look at the full layout below. Thanks so much for coming over to the Blitsy blog today. I can't wait to see what you all create! Happy crafting!