Hi, there! It’s Lynda from Scrapbook with Lynda back to share more scrapbook page ideas with you. Today I’m working with some winter themed scrapbook supplies, but don’t think they are just for the northern states. This photo was taken in Florida!
I had plenty of stickers but was a little short on scrapbook paper. Watch what I did with what I had, starting with the stickers.
Aren’t the penguins just the cutest? They are perfect for any winter scrapbook page and just what I need to accent my photo.
Baby It's Cold Outside Puffy Stickers (STP-0032)
The blue in these snowflakes is a perfect match to the blue in the penguin stickers, so adding these to the scrapbook page is a great idea.
These photoreal penguins are adorable too, but it’s the ice cubes that I’m drawn to.
Next up is the two-sided scrapbook paper. I only had one sheet of each!
The soft blue color goes great with the penguin stickers. I can think of lots of other scrapbook page ideas that this paper will be ideal for.
What a fun scrapbook paper! Both sides work great for the scrapbook page ideas I have in mind.
Building the Winter Penguin Scrapbook Layout
The dilemma with liking both sides of each paper is that I want to use both sides. And with a bit of careful cutting I was able to create this layered scrapbook page from only two pieces of paper. Here’s how I did it.
First I estimated where I wanted the matted photo to reside on the scrapbook page, then I cut a section out of the middle of the blue heart paper. The flip side is soft blue, so perfect to mat my photo. Don’t worry about the hole in the middle of the heart paper, it gets covered by a second larger mat.
I need to die cut letters for my page title from the light blue paper too, so I cut the center out again. This gives me a small rectangle of paper to die cut letter for my title. The photo covers the hole, so you’d never know the center of the mat is missing.
It took some pre-planning, but from a single piece of paper I have a 12x12 background, photo mat and die cut letters to make the title. Now that’s making the most of what I have to work with. Sometimes we all have to work with limited supplies, so this is a great scrapbook page idea to stretch your supplies.
Pre-planning continued, because I only had one of the Just Chillin’ Tags paper. Like the prior sheet, I love both sides. This time I took a different approach. I looked at the images I wanted to use on the tag side, then planned where to cut the larger mat. Okay the hard part is done now! Boy do I wish I had two of each paper, as it would have made things a lot easier.
DIY Embellishments from Left Over Scrapbook Paper
Making embellishments from paper is a great scrapbook page idea. It allows me to have a truly unique look and adds to the handmade feel of the page.
The Just Chillin’ paper is ideal for DIY embellishments. It cut a few of the word strips using a paper trimmer to get a straight cut, then used a circle die to cut out a few of the images.
The circles anchor the other embellishments in each of the clusters. And notice how each cluster has a cute penguin sticker or two, along with some ice cubes. Repeating shapes and icons in each cluster are great scrapbook page ideas that help your layout look cohesive.
Another great scrapbook page idea is to include the same color mix in each cluster. In my case blue, orange and violet appear in each of the three embellishment clusters that surround the photograph.
The final step was to dot some snowflakes - from the Baby It’s Cold puffy sticker pack - around each cluster. Love how the colors of stickers and scrapbook paper coordinate so well, even though they are from different collections.
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You can find all the products I used to create this winter penguin scrapbook layout at PaperHouseProductions.com. Remember to use the code PH21LYNDA at checkout to save 20% off your order.
I hope this layout gives you some ideas for your own scrapbook page. I’ll be back next month with another fun paper crafting project. In the meantime, please check out my blog, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook pages to see other projects I’m creating.