Designer: Jill Hornby
Instead of using a paper trimmer to cut the strips on this layout, I used a pair of all-purpose scissors. This gives the layout a funkier feel, and you don't have to worry about straight lines!
Instructions (Print version)
Cut about ½" of each side of a piece of 8 ½" x 11" white cardstock using All-Purpose scissors. Don't worry about cutting crooked, just cut!
Cut four strips of yellow striped patterned paper using scissor, approximately ¼" wide. Two of the strips should measure 10", and the other two should be about 4 ½". Once again, don't worry too much about cutting perfectly straight, just have fun.
Now take the pinking paper edges, and cut a strip of paper about ¼" wide from a sheet of 12 x 12 blue patterned paper.
Use your all purpose scissors to cut another strip of paper off the same sheet of blue patterned paper. You should now have two strips of paper, each with one side cut with decorative scissors. Trim them down to 10" long.
Use your pinking paper edges to cut two more strips of paper from red polka-dot paper. They should be just over ¼" wide, and about 4 ½" long.
Use a word processing program to type up your journaling in a text box that is 4" x 1". Print it out, and then cut out the journaling, leaving about a ¼" border around text.
Now it is time to assemble the layout. Place the two short yellow strips on the top and bottom of the white piece of cardstock, centered in the middle. Place the two long yellow strips on the cardstock so that the four strips form a long rectangle that stretches from the top to the bottom of the piece of cardstock.
Place a blue strip of patterned paper on the outside of each long yellow strip of paper, with the decorative edge facing out.
Place a 4" x 6" picture at the top of the yellow rectangle.
Place journaling box at the bottom of the yellow rectangle.
Staple a plastic scallop strip just above the journaling box.
Place one strip of red paper on top of the plastic scallop. Place the other strip of red paper on the bottom of the paper.
Use the white space between the two strips of red paper to adhere title, using 3D foam dots so that the title really stands out.
Mount the white cardstock on a piece of 8 ½"x 11" patterned paper.
Sew down the sides of the white cardstock, adding a few zigzag stitches in for visual interest