Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Scrap Challenge: Day 3--Begin 1st Layout

Today, in only 15 minutes, you're going to start creating your first of two double-page layouts in our seven day challenge. And you'll finally be in your own scrapbooks. Woo-Hoo!

First, print out your picture from the Day 1 challenge in 4x6 format. Gather any cards or ephemera you have from Mother's Day (tags from clothes, receipts from something you did that day, etc.), and grab your journaling list from the Day 2 challenge.

Other Supplies:
  • 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock to match your picture or card (you can easily convert to 8.5x11)
  • 1 piece of 12x12 patterned paper to match
  • 1 large scrap of another pattern of paper to match (about 6 x 8)
  • Corner rounder, or scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Embellishments (flowers, bling, tags, whatever you have that matches)
1. Take your patterned piece of 12x12 paper and cut a strip 12 x 3" from it, then trim 1" so that you have two strips (one is 11 x 3" and one is 1 x 3"). Put the rest (12 x 9") aside, as we will use this later in the week to do the other half of the page.
2. Using a corner rounder, round all four edges of the 12 x 3" strip, and adhere about a half inch from the left side of the page.
3. Take your picture from Mother's Day, and adhere this to the inside of your Mother's Day card. Don't cover up any precious artwork or signatures, though!
4. Take your large scrap (about 6x8"), and trim it to frame and fit around your Mother's Day card, leaving a little extra frame at the bottom to allow room for embellishments. Round the bottom edge, if desired, and adhere to the long patterned piece on your page, about 1" from the edge.
5. Run an adhesive line along the top, folding edge, and bottom of the back of your Mother's Day card to create a pocket on the right hand side. Stick this to the large patterned scrap.
6. Insert your journaling list from the Day 2 Challenge in this pocket so that the edge hangs out.
7. Take the 1" strip, and adhere it to the bottom right side of the page, about .5" from the bottom edge. Here is what the page looks like before embellishments:
8. Embellish with ribbons, flowers, bling, stickers, etc.

There! Now your Mother's Day card, and your thoughts about being a mother are preserved for your kids...and you finally appear in your family's scrapbook! Keep the scraps, as we will use these later in the week to finish the other side of the two-page layout.

Tonight, charge up your digital camera and set it out where you'll remember it in the morning. Because tomorrow, you're going to photographically document a typical "Day in the Life" of Mom. Tomorrow's post will be ready for you bright and early!

Thanks for joining me as I scrap...
Happily My Ever After,

Forgot to do your Day 2 journaling? It won't take you long. Click here for directions.

Did you miss Day 1 of the Challenge? Don't sweat it--you're not behind. Just click here for that Challenge. We'll wait!

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