Jill Jarvis (aka jjstar) here to share with you a hybrid scrapbook page idea!
The root of my hybrid love definitely revolves around preserving memories (as much as I love the gift items and home décor things – adding a 12 x 12 page to my album makes me happy)! So for many of that might not have a wide format printer you might feel stuck when it comes to creating 12 x 12 pages. This page was done using a regular 8.5 x 11 sheet of photo paper. I opened a new document in Photoshop measuring 8 x 10.5.
Supplies for this page:
- Digital Kits: Date stamp from K Studio, Strawberry Café [Revised]
by Sugarplum Paperie & Sweet & Simple Templates Vol. 2 also by Sugarplum Paperie.
- Other Supplies: Staples brand photo paper, Pop dots, Cutterbee Scissors, Bazzill Cardstock, Stampin’ Up stamps, Heidi Swapp word stamps & ribbon, Rangers Ink, Doodlebug glitter, Basic Gray ribbon & thread from my sewing machine.
I am not a sketcher so I don’t typically know exactly what my finished page is going to look like so for this one I decided I wanted the digital paper to stretch the full span of my finished page. To add interest to the paper I used one of the templates from the Sweet & Simple Templates Vol. 2 by Sugarplum Paperie (this is how I added the scallops). I also knew that I wanted to use the fun alphabet in the Strawberry Café [Revised] kit from Sugarplum so I added the title to the paper before printing.
After I figured out which pictures I was going to use for the page I went ahead and added a tag with the dates. I dropped this onto the center of the paper with the plans to cut it out once it was printed.
Once I had things how wanted them I printed it out on a sheet of photo paper (I did add other elements on the remaining portion of the page so ultimately I was able to create 2 full 12 x 12 pages using just one sheet of photo paper).
With the page printed out I trimmed down the 11 x 4.5 stripe, cut out the frame and trimmed out the date tag from the middle portion, tearing apart the remaining portion of the pattered paper. I attached the remaining portion of the patterned paper stripe to a cardstock base.
Then I arranged the pictures in a cluster, making sure to cover up the hole in the paper. I sewed around the pictures to add some texture to the page. Then I pulled out some stamps to add the rest of the title as well as a few other spots on the page.
After adding the glitter to the frame I thought it needed a bit more so I tied a twist of ribbon to it.
After placing the tag with pop dots below it, to add height, I felt that the page needed one more spot with ribbon. I added a knotted bit near the title to help create a visual triangle with ribbons.
(You can click on any of these thumbnails to see a larger image of my layout.)
Using some of my tips go and create a hybrid page for your albums! And be sure to stop by the Digichick Gallery to show us your work.
Other Articles by jjstar:
- My Disney iPhone/Tag Album - March 25th, 2009