Scrapbook layout: Love

I’m continuing to work through my stash of Evelyn photos with another 12×12 layout!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love

I’ve been hoarding this plastic die-cut for a long time, and to my surprise the curves of the bottom edge matched pretty nicely to the edge of the blanket in the photo! It was the perfect title for my layout.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love

It was pretty easy to pick out coordinating papers and find a basic layout that I liked, but it was a lot harder to work out how to embellish my page! I played around with a few things, but finally went with a scatter of wood veneer hearts – I like the way they draw the eyes up to the photo!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love

The final touch was a few lines of journalling – nothing too long or fancy. I like the way handwritten journalling looks on a page that has a lot of right angles, even if my handwriting isn’t particularly pretty!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love

All in all, this was a quick and fun layout to put together, and I love the way it turned out! I can’t wait to make more layouts featuring Evelyn’s sweet little smile!

Supplies used:

  • Gold glitter washi tape and black and white patterned card from my stash
  • ‘Sweet smile’ sticker from the Maggie Holmes American Crafts sticker book, purchased from Spotlight
  • All other elements from various past Studio Calico kits

Scrapbook layout: Oh so sweet

I have a bit of a stash of picture of my little niece Evelyn from the first few months of her life, and I’ve finally started working through them! My first Evelyn layout is a 12×12 page, based off this sketch from the old Studio Calico blog.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh so sweet

I spent some time sorting through my paper scraps stash to find the right patterns to use for the strips, and ended up using mostly pieces from a specific Amy Tangerine paper pad. After I’d picked out the paper strips, it was just a matter of experimenting with different embellishments until I found a combination I liked! The patterned paper strips set the tone and colour palette for everything – all those lovely pastels and warm tones lent themselves well to wood and gold accents.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh so sweet

I mixed different phrase and letter stickers to make the title, and I really like the look of it!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh so sweet

I don’t normally use much trim or textural embellishments in my layout, but I had this short piece of pink pom-pom trim and it was just perfect!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh so sweet

I love the way the eye is drawn right to the centre and my niece’s peaceful sleeping face. I’m really pleased with how this layout came out – simple, yet oh so pretty!

Supplies used:

  • Paper strips from old Amy Tangerine and Maggie Holmes paper pads, purchased from Spotlight
  • Phrase stickers from the Maggie Holmes American Crafts sticker book, also purchased from Spotlight
  • Floral die-cut from the 1canoe2 ‘Hazelwood’ collection
  • All other elements from various past Studio Calico kits

Scrapbook layout: Hello, I love you

Sometimes a photo comes along that is so special that you feel compelled to dig through your stash to find those items that you’d been hoarding because they’re too pretty to use. This 12×12 layout features one such photo for me!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, I love you

I was lucky enough to snap this photo of the precious moment when Maddy met her little sister for the very first time, and when I sat down to put it into a layout, I knew I had to use these two gold foil papers that I had been saving for something special! I originally started off by following this sketch on the old Studio Calico blog, but as I moved things around and added different embellishments, it became something a little different.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, I love you

It took me a while to select the right bits and pieces to embellish the photo. I created the double-layered half-circle by using my Fiskars 1.5 inch circle punch on the edge of a couple of scraps of paper from an old Amy Tangerine collection, and then layered in a few die-cut tags and and one of my favourite chipboard stickers from past Studio Calico documenter kits.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, I love you

These embellishments are all from the 1canoe2 ‘Hazelwood’ collection – I’d been saving that chipboard globe for a while wondering what to do with it, and it ended up being perfect for this layout!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, I love you

I love how this layout turned out, and I’m so happy I was able to use some of my favourite papers and embellishments with one of my favourite ever photos!

Supplies used:

  • Gold foil paper and vellum from past Studio Calico scrapbook kits
  • Amy Tangerine paper and gold foil washi tape from my stash
  • 12×12 paper from the 1canoe2 ‘Twilight’ paper pad, purchased from Spotlight
  • Die-cut tags and chipboard circle sticker from various past Studio Calico documenter kits
  • Die-cut flowers and leaves and chipboard globe sticker from the 1canoe2 ‘Hazelwood’ collection, purchased from Spotlight

Scrapbook layout: This smile

My nephew has the absolute cutest, most infectious smile, and I just had to document it!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - this smile

I went with a simple 12×12 page with a grid layout based on this sketch on the old Studio Calico blog – I love how easy it was to put together, and that it used up these 3×3 cards from my stash!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - this smile

The ‘I like your face’ sticker is from a Kikki.K sticker book – it was just the perfect sentiment for this layout!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - this smile

I actually didn’t have all the letters I needed for this title, so I had to make do with what I had – the ‘m’ is actually a ‘w’, and the ‘e’ is actually a ‘c’ with an apostrophe! For the journalling spot, I backed a label sticker with a bit of cardstock so that it would add a bit of dimension.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - this smile

The final touch to the page was a few dimensional elements – cork plus signs, an acrylic asterisk, and a few chipboard and acrylic stickers.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - this smile

I love how bright and happy this layout is – just like Gabriel’s smile!

Supplies used:

  • 3×3 cards from various old Messy Box kits
  • Label sticker from the Maggie Holmes/American Crafts sticker book, purchased from Spotlight
  • Black thickers purchased from Spotlight
  • ‘I like your face’ sticker from an old Kikki.K sticker book
  • Metallic paper form my stash
  • 12×12 paper and dimensional embellishments from past Studio Calico scrapbook and documenter kits

Scrapbook layout: Us

The photos in this 12×12 layout were taken a few years apart, and when I saw them together I was so tickled by the way my little niece and nephew both unknowingly imitated my expressions! I just had to put them together into one page!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - us

This page came together pretty quickly – I just layered papers and embellishments in, one by one, until I liked the overall look.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - us

I don’t use doilies very often in my layouts, but I cut one down to use as a border. I like the texture that it adds to the whole layout!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - us

The centre card is from an old Studio Calico documenter kit – I added a bit of washi tape to embellish, and mounted it on a bit of lilac cardstock to bring out those pretty purple tones. I love repurposing journal cards in my traditional layouts – it’s an easy way to add a bigger title or design element!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - us

I’m so glad that I was able to come up with a way to put these two photos together in one layout, and I love how it all looks!

Supplies used:

  • ‘Cute’ and ‘Happy heart’ stickers from the Maggie Holmes/American Crafts sticker book, purchased from Spotlight
  • White enamel heart from an old Amy Tangerine collection, also purchased from Spotlight
  • Lilac card stock, gold glitter washi tape, wood veneer hearts and doily from my stash
  • All other elements from past Studio Calico scrapbook and documenter kits

Scrapbook layout: First snow

Today I’m sharing a fun 12×12 layout all about my little nephew!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - first snow

I was inspired by this layout by Kelly Noel – I turned the design on its side and decided to use punched paper circles instead of a combination of circles and stamps. My new Fiskars 1.5 inch circle punch got a good workout for this page!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - first snow

Most of the papers and embellishments came from the Northern Lights scrapbook kit from Studio Calico – the wintery theme of the kit really worked for this story! I chose orange and copper as my accent colours, to pick up on the orange in both the photo and the patterned paper on the right.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - first snow

I love this layout and I’m glad I was able to document Gabriel’s first snow experience this way!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - first snow

Supplies used:

  • Grey letter stickers from an old Messy Box kit
  • All other elements from past Studio Calico scrapbook and documenter kits!

Scrapbook layout: Hello, Little One

Today I’m sharing a 12×12 layout featuring my lovely nephew and my parents-in-law!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, little one

I was inspired by this sketch on the old Studio Calico blog. I didn’t have 3 photos to use, so instead I used a 3×4 journal card from a Project Life kit.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, little one

I really enjoyed picking out the embellishments for this page! I used a few bits and pieces that had been sitting in my stash for ages, waiting for the right project.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, little one

The 3×4 Project Life card really helped me to define the colour palette for this layout – which made it very easy to pick out paper scraps to build the strips along the bottom of the page!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, little one

I really enjoyed putting this layout together, and I’m looking forward to making even more pages featuring my nephew!

Supplies used:

  • 12×12 cardstock, yellow patterned paper, puffy letter stickers, acrylic asterisks, and chipboard embellishments from the Studio Calico shop and past documenter kits
  • Patterned paper strips made from various papers and washi tape from my stash, some from Studio Calico
  • 3×4 Project Life journal card from the Becky Higgins ‘Stories’ value kit, purchased from Spotlight
  • ‘XOXO’ stickers from the American Crafts Maggie Holmes sticker book, purchased from Spotlight

Scrapbook layout: Oh, how sad for you

My brother sent us a video of our niece doing the sarcastic tear track face, and it was so hilarious we turned it into a reaction gif to use in our family WhatsApp chat! I decided it was too great a moment to live only in our phones, so I took a few screenshots and made a 12×12 layout as well.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh, how sad for you

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh, how sad for you

I stamped out a big, bold title that highlighted the sarcasm! The comma is actually half of a quotation marks stamp from the Ali Edwards ‘Little Things’ story stamp – I’ve never tried using part of a stamp before, and it was surprisingly easy (at least for this project)!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh, how sad for you

I’ve had these plastic raindrops for ages, and I’m glad i was finally able to use them up! I drew and cut out a cloud shape from some metallic silver cardstock, and added my journalling on strips of plain white paper.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh, how sad for you

I needed something to connect the photos, so I went with a few simple arrow stickers – I like they way they help draw the eye down the page!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh, how sad for you

I love that this layout has a lot of white space, but also a couple of big and bold sections to balance everything out. It’s very different from the layouts I’ve made so far, but I had a lot of fun putting it together, and I’m very pleased with how it all looks!

Supplies used:

  • White cardstock, patterned washi tape, arrow stickers and plastic raindrops from the Studio Calico shop and past documenter kits
  • Stamp sets from Studio Calico and Ali Edwards, using Color Theory inks in Clean Slate, Coral Bay, Sunny Day and Mojito from Studio Calico
  • Black cardstock, plain white paper and silver cardstock from my stash

Scrapbook layout: Gabriel and the Dinosaurs

My sister-in-law and my little nephew Gabriel visited our house recently, and when I looked at these photos, I knew I had to make a layout with them!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Gabriel & the Dinosaurs

The title ‘Gabriel & the Dinosaurs’ was an easy pick – I love how much it sounds like a picture book or a band name!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Gabriel & the Dinosaurs

I added a tiny bit of journalling on a label sticker, and added in a little flag made out of washi tape and a couple of pieces of wood veneer confetti. I kept these accents super small, so that they didn’t detract attention from the photos and the big, bold title!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Gabriel & the Dinosaurs

The title itself is a combination of letter stickers and stamping. I actually stamped out the letters on green cardstock and fussy-cut them out, so that the letters would be truly opaque – a bit more like letter stickers, actually! I love this particular font as well – it’s a lot of fun, and stands out really well!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Gabriel & the Dinosaurs

I’m slowly adding to my collection of Gabriel layouts, and I really love how this one turned out!

Supplies used:

  • Patterned cardstock, white cardstock, alpha stamps, wood veneer arrow and grey letter stickers from the Studio Calico shop and past scrapbook and documenter kits
  • Gold glitter washi tape and wood veneer confetti from my stash
  • Label sticker from the Maggie Holmes ‘Chasing Dreams’ collection

Scrapbook layout: Step by step

This is one of those times when I had an idea for a layout, and it all just came together without a lot of thought or planning! I had a picture of what I wanted to do in my head before I started, and I’m so pleased that I was able to execute pretty much exactly what I imagined!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - step by step

I was thinking about the diagonal lines of this layout, and wanted to do something similar, using a rainbow of washi tape for the main triangle and a sprinkle of sequins for the smaller one. The title ‘step by step’ was an easy choice, given the photo. After that, it was just a matter of picking out the right supplies!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - step by step

I used MT washi tape in the standard width, but cut each piece lengthwise to make skinnier strips. All of the colours came from a 10-pack I bought when we were in Japan a couple of years ago – I love the pastel rainbow they make!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - step by step

I mixed and matched sequins from a couple of old Studio Calico kits to get the colours I needed. Once I had the rainbows set down on both sides of the layout, I went through my sticker stash to find a few little bits and pieces to finish everything off. This whole layout came together in about half an hour – so quick and easy!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - step by step

I love how colourful and bright this page is, without being too busy or even using any patterned paper. It showed me that I can make a big impact with a layout just from using embellishments! I will definitely be experimenting more with this in the future!

Supplies used:

  • 12×12 cardstock, puffy letter stickers, white star stickers and sequins from the Studio Calico shop and past scrapbook and documenter kits
  • MT washi tape from my stash, purchased in Japan
  • ‘Anything is possible’ and label stickers from the Maggie Holmes ‘Chasing Dreams’ collection
  • Clear banner stickers from the Maggie Holmes/American Crafts sticker book, purchased from Spotlight