I have had a scrapbook album for many years now but have only made a few pages to go in it. I recently came across Jot Magazine via Pinterest – it’s a new free online magazine on paper crafting and scrapbooking, and it inspired me to get my scrapbook out again!
My album is A3, a bit of an unusual shape with A3, A4 and B4 sized sleeves. I think if I was to buy an album again I would use a more standard 12 inch or 8 inch square one, but I need to finish this one before I start thinking of doing another!
I made this page on my guinea pig, called Basil – I have so many cute photos of him and wanted to create a memory page of all the things he does :)craft supplies shop):
- 12x12 inch spotty scrapbook paper from a DCWV stack
- Coloured card and paper
- Photos printed on glossy photo paper
- Journal card from this printable Woodland set
- Leaf motifs from this printable collage sheet
- Baker’s twine
- Paper punches; daisy flowers, scalloped circle, round corner
- Mini brad
- Mini spotty button
- Alphabet rubber stamps
- Small amount of green thread
I used the round corner punch on the three main photos before mounting them on cream card. The letters for Basil’s name were all cut by hand.
Before I glued anything down I carefully laid everything out to see how it would look. I drew a faint pencil line for where I wanted the baker’s twine to be, which I then went over with PVA glue to stick the twine down.
I love these tiny spotty buttons! They’re the perfect size for putting in the centre of a punched paper daisy.
I really enjoyed doing this page and won’t be leaving it so long before doing another. I think the hardest part for me is trying to decide exactly what to do – there are so many choices! Do you do scrapbooking? If you’ve blogged about your own layouts I would love to see them – please leave a link in the comments below! :)