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4 Things I Love & Cherish- 12×12 Scrapbook Layout

Hi, all!  I’m back… again… (for like the 3rd time in 24 hours -LOL!) to share a layout I created using the lovely Jen Hadfield Everyday Collection.  I thought I would walk you through how I made it just in case the video I’ll link below doesn’t explain what I was doing very thoroughly.  🙂

So to begin, I printed my photos at home extra small so they would fit on the four standard size shipping tags.   I knew I wanted to put the tags into little pockets to make a fun interactive page, so let me show you how I made them.  To begin pick your papers and cut them to size:

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Your paper should be cut to 5.5″ wide by 4.5″ tall.

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Next, you want to score the paper to create nice lines to fold along.  First score at 1.5″.

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Then score at 4″.

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This is where I might have been confusing on the video- I said to turn the paper and score again at 4 inches for the bottom flap.  The reason I say to do this and not to turn 90 degrees and score at 1/2″ is because I am right handed and it is much easier for me to score at 4 inches than at 1/2″ because my left hand has more paper to hold down when I do it the way I instructed.   See what I mean?

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Have I just made this more complicated than necessary??  😉  Basically, just make sure there’s a little flap at the bottom to fold up.

When you’re done, cut off the bottom edges on each side how it’s shown in the photo below, and if you have a circle punch, you can make a thumb notch by punching half a circle at the top of the paper.

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Now the sides will overlap and you can just glue one side over the other to make the pocket.  🙂

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As you can see, I did that to all four papers, and I also adhered my photos to the tags as well.  Next comes the decorating.

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I took a strip of vellum cut to 8.5 x 2″ and placed it on my layout to eyeball where I would put the alpha stickers if the pockets were in place.  Then I centered them on the vellum and took it to my sewing machine.

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Next comes my favorite part- I pulled some doilies from my stash and also found an old book page with the number 4 on top.  I knew I could use that to write out “4 Things I Love & Cherish”…

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I used these Tim Holtz word stickers I’ve had in my stash for yeeeeeaaaars, and found the words I was looking for.

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Oh how I love these ampersands…

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So that’s pretty much that!  Let me show you some close-ups!

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And that’s that!  (Also, taking screenshots of funny text messages or Instagram posts are very much worth printing and documenting!)

That’s it!  Hope you enjoyed!!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Kimberly

    Thank you so much for this tutorial MaryBeth!! Love it!!

    July 11, 2016 at 11:09 am
    • Reply admin

      You’re very welcome!! And thank YOU!! XOXOXO

      July 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply shan

    Love this! Perfect for things that you want to scrap but not have glaringly front and center.

    July 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm
    • Reply admin

      Yes, exactly! Thanks so much!!! XOXOXO

      July 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm

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