Simple Pages: Die Cuts and Patterned Paper

In today’s fast-paced world, do you struggle to find simple ways to create layouts of all your favorite memories? If so, check out this layout from Susan Weinroth from the Simple Scrapbooks special issue. She uses basic supplies (adhesive, cardstock, pens, photos, scissors, and trimmer) and adds to supplies: die-cutting machine/cartridge and patterned paper. If you don’t have a die-cutting machine, use a pre-made die cut.

Snapshots by Susan Weinroth from Creating Keepsakes Simple Scrapbooks

Snapshots by Susan Weinroth from Creating Keepsakes Simple Scrapbooks

Three Simple Tricks to Try

1 Use a die-cutting machine to create all kinds of amazing shapes, accents, and title. Tailor-make themed elements like a camera, or design special die cuts just for journaling.

2 Choose two-sided patterned paper to easily find coordinating patterns and colors for your layout. Use one side of the paper for your background and the other side to create coordinating accents, borders, or a title.

3 Give your layout a three-dimensional look by cutting designs from your patterned paper and adding them using dimensional adhesive. In this layout, the geometric shapes were cut from the background to depth to the layout, but you can also use letters, die cuts, or other fun accents to jazz up your page.

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3 Responses to Simple Pages: Die Cuts and Patterned Paper

  1. Love this…………just go back to the basics!!

  2. Ann says:

    Love the cut out pieces of patterned paper that adds dimension and the tip about using two sided patterned paper!

  3. Chigal says:

    Love the back to basics layout! I wish that they would also include the photo sizes used. It would be easier to plan a duplicate page to simplify even further. Most of us do not have the odd sizes used on these wonderful pages. All I have is 4×6 photos to start with. Thanks for the great idea!

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