Guest Post: Translating Cards into Layouts

Please welcome frequent SBE contributor Sheri Reguly as our guest blogger this week!

SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Crate Paper. Brad, ribbon: KI Memories. Doily: Cosmo Cricket. Stamp, ink, pears: Hero Arts. Thread: Southmaid Crochet Thread. Die: Papertrey Ink. Punches: EK Success (corner rounder), Martha Stewart Crafts (border), Marvy Uchida (flower).

Have you ever created a card for a friend or family member that you loved so much you almost didn’t want to part with it? This has happened to me on more than one occasion. There have been times where I’ve considered recreating the card for myself, but have never done so until just recently. The idea came to me, that rather then leaving it simply as a card, I’d take it one step further and incorporate the design into a scrapbook layout. The example that I’m sharing with you today, shows the card that I originally created for my daughter to share with one of her very best friends from school. The happy colors and playful patterns that I used in my design, worked perfectly with the fun loving photos of my children playing together at our local park.

SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Crate Paper. Font: Cursive Standard (title), Baskerville Old Face (journaling). Sticker: October Afternoon. Rub-ons: Die Cuts With A View (stitches), American Crafts (all other). Brad, ribbon: KI Memories. Doily: Cosmo Cricket. Photo slide: Heidi Swapp. Flower accent: Prima Marketing, Inc. Stamp, ink, pears: Hero Arts. Thread: Southmaid Crochet Thread. Die: Papertrey Ink. Die-cutting tool: Silhouette. Punches: EK Success (corner rounder), Martha Stewart Crafts (border, smalll flower), Marvy Uchida (large flower), Stampin’ Up! (notebook edge). Digital element: Paper Cuts No. 1 by Katie Pertiet.

With the main design element of my scrapbook page already created,  the remainder of my layout came together relatively quick and easy. I simply printed a digital paper doll element onto white cardstock, trimmed the sheet to 11×11″ and adhered it to my 12×12″ background. Next I adhered a subtle patterned paper across the center of the page, and adhered my photos to the left-hand side. My card was then adhered directly to the right of my photos. A die-cut title and few simple embellishments complete my design and add the perfect finishing touch. When recreating a card to implement into a scrapbook layout, you have two wonderful options. You can save time by simply recreating the front design,
or take it one step further and create a traditional card that opens up. The inside of the card would be the perfect place to hide any additional photos, memorabilia, or perhaps even your journaling.

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