Last year was so much fun at the pumpkin patch. We went with my husband’s family and enjoyed a hay ride, pumpkin hunting and got lost in the corn maze. Micah was nearly one, and Gavin was 3. It was so much fun to capture these memories and now it is my ultimate delight to have them on a lovely autumn-hued layout. I would like to say that it has been my brilliant plan all along to save the creation of this layout for this September to inspire you for next month, but that is not the case. In my scrapping world, I am currently working on one year ago.
I used the Golden Harvest kit by Danielle Engebretson and Mari Koegelenberg along with some HP Everyday Photo Paper in matte, foam adhesive strips, Cutter Bee scissors, paper trimmer and adhesive to create this layout.
I started with my pictures. For this layout, I wanted to include as many pictures as possible and make the embellishments part of the scene. I also didn’t want to waste the photos that I had already printed, so I knew I didn’t want to go totally digital with this layout…hence making it perfect for hybrid! I layed them out and cut and trimmed until I liked it. I took the measurements and created “shapes” on PSE that matched my picture sizes and arranged them on a 24″x12″ blank page. I merged my “photos” onto one layer and then I started to play with the kit.
I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like to buy “real” scrapbooking elements and papers that are too specific. TO me, a pumpkin is a specific thing. I don’t want to buy a pumpkin embellishment and then not like its size or shade or mess up with it when I get home. Even more than this, I hate when I don’t even use them and the 4 or 5 bucks I spent on very seasonal embellishments are wasted. This combined with my pre-printed photos makes hybrid an even more obvious choice!
Here is the “plan” that I came up with digitally. (This is just a PSE layout.)
I wasn’t quite sure if I would like this once I had everything printed and cut out, so I added a couple of leaves to my embellishments document. If you don’t know how to do this, just open a new blank page in letter size. Then I just drag each element over that I need to print. I printed this page along with the another 8.5×11 page of the digital paper seen above.
After cutting out all of the individual elements (and obviously cutting off the lovely vines on the pumpkin…sorry), I arranged my page and stuck everything down where I liked it.
I used foam adhesive strips for the “fall” word strip, the flowers (that I moved to make a better triangle with the word “fall” and the pumpkins) and the pumpkins to add dimension. Everything else I just glued down.
Oh…I also taped my 2 12×12 sheets of cardstock (Colonial White by CTMH) on the back side so I could arrange my layout and resplit it later without fighting to keep things level and together.
Here is my final layout! I like it!! My son (Gavin, 4) told me that it was very pretty and he liked the pumpkins. So I call it a success!
Other Articles by Kristin:
- Hybrid Layout for Dad's Desk - August 18th, 2010
- Scrap Money... A Place for Saving for Scrappy Items - July 19th, 2010
- Dad, You Goonie! Treasure Chest & Mini-Album - June 22nd, 2010