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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:

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

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

Then score at 4″.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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”…

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



Oh how I love these ampersands…


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




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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  • 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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