Summer Fun layouts Plus Free Downloads!

Joannie McBride, online editor

It’s summertime and life is feelin’ pretty easy, so shouldn’t the scrapbooking be easy too? We think so! Here are five more summer fun and travel layouts we’ve gathered just for you, to help keep your summertime scrapbooking as enjoyable as the memories you’re creating.

Why I Love to Travel by Lisa Andrews, as seen in Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel special issue.

Journaling Tip: Top-10 lists are fun to create, and they’re a great way to highlight your favorite things from a recent vacation. Use photos to illustrate your list (but don’t worry, you don’t need a photo for every item), and accent it with decorative numbers from tags, stickers, rub-ons, or stamps to give your layout energy and make it extra fun.

Design Tip: Just because your journaling is in a list doesn’t mean your layout has to be linear. Consider clustering your photos and accents to create a spontaneous feel in your design.

A Season of Adventure at Six Flags 2009 by Nancy Damiano, as seen in Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel special issue.

Design Tip: Use sunshine accents and blue-sky patterned paper to create a cheery background scene on your summer layouts, like Nancy Damiano did on her layout about visiting an amusement park.

See Laina Lamb’s layout with fun flag accents and get your own free flag download.

Magical by Lynn Ghahary, as seen in Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel special issue.

Design Tip: If you’ve got several random photos from your vacation, use a grid design to bring them all together in a logical way, like Lynn Ghahary did on her layout. Fill in some of the squares with patterned paper to give the layout an energetic feel.

The Texas Star by Robyn Schaub, as seen in Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel special issue.

Design Tip: Tickets make great accents on layouts about day trip adventures like visiting the fair, carnival, circus, zoo, water park, or theme park. Use tickets as a border, like Robyn Shaub did along the top of her layout, or make them into a banner, like Joannie McBride did on her layout.

First Time Adventures at the Fair by Shelly Jaquet, as seen in Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel special issue.

Journaling Tip: If you’ve got a lot to say on a layout, use your text box as a border, like Shelly Jaquet did on her layout.

Design Tip: Loosen up a blocky layout design by slightly slanting some of your photos-it will help the design feel more spontaneous. Circle accents will also soften the strong linear design.

Want free summer and travel downloads?

Here are eight quotes you can use on your next travel or summer layout. Add them directly on your photos or digital layout, or print and cut them out and adhere them to your page.

Get free ticket-shaped journaling spots that will be perfect for your travel layouts.

See more inspiring travel and summer layouts in the Summer Fun & Travel special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

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2 Responses to Summer Fun layouts Plus Free Downloads!

  1. jengd says:

    Great layouts! Thank you!! 2pg layouts and more than one photo on most!! Yay!!!

  2. Lynn Jaeger says:

    Can’t get the link to the ticket-shaped journal spots to work. :-(

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