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Sunday, 29 June 2008

Beginners Layout Using Die Cuts

I wanted to do this scrapbooking page as a starting point for scrapbooking beginners to get the basic instructions to complete a layout. Also beginners should also read this post on Scrapbooking Glossary of Terms to help you out with common scrapbooking words..

12x12 Patterned Paper - I have used GCD Studios 12x12 Designer Paper - Blue Swiss
12x12 Cardstock - I have used GCD Studios 12x12 Cardstock - Red Independence
Diecuts (or stickers) - I have used My Minds Eye At The Pool title, Snorkel, Bucket, Beach Ball.
3 Photos 13 x 9cm
Double -sided tape (photo corners)

1. First you have to mat your photos, to do this you adhere (stick) your 3 photos to the 12 x 12 piece of cardstock, leave about a 2mm border around your photos, as shown in photo below. Cut out your photos.

2. Adhere two photos 8cm down from the top of your background paper, which is the patterned paper. Then just below these two photos adhere the third photo in the center.
3. Add your die-cut title and images randomly to your page, overlapping the edges of your photos. Using the double-sided tape (or you could use double-sided foam to give your die-cuts a 3D look on your page).

4. You can then add some journaling to your scrapbooking layout by cutting a strip of cardstock 27 x 2cm and adhered it to the bottom of the layout.

Its as easy as that! You can add extra embellishments to the layout, like photo corners, gems or you could also add journaling by hanging tags to the die-cut title using ribbons and eyelets.

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