Design by Valerie Salmon
Echo pictures of egg dyeing by using a dye technique on your page. Place an acrylic template on your background. Apply spray ink, then remove the template to reveal the design. Valerie picked a floral design in a pastel color to match the pictures. She added glittery egg accents and included the metal egg dipper on the page as a memento.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (pink, blue), Colorbok (glitter). Patterned paper: Pebbles, Inc. Template: The Crafter's Workshop. Rhinestones: Darice. Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket. Flower: Prima Marketing, Inc. Ink: Tattered Angels. Punches: EK Success (corner), Fiskars (scalloped border, butterfly, egg, circles), Marvy Uchida (scalloped circle). Rotary blade: Fiskars.
Design by Erin Clarkson
Capture a child's first Easter with a collection of shots taken throughout the festivities. Small light blue letters on a light blue background keep the long title from overwhelming the page. A covered chipboard arrow points the way to a favorite photo, while a chick die cut cleverly fills empty space within the same spot.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Font: Pea Hart off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves ("spring 2010"), Making Memories ("springtime is happiness"), Doodlebug Design (all others).
Design by Shannon Tidwell
Remember the paper fans you folded when you were a kid? Turn that nostalgia into pretty rosettes with long strips of accordion-folded patterned paper adhered end to end. Cluster them on a page with pictures of an Easter baby for a perfect spring layout.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, decorative paper, chipboard accents, rubber accent: KI Memories. Stickers: Luxe Designs (labels), KI Memories (glittered flowers). Adhesive: The Ultimate Glue by the Adhesives Products.
Design by Vicki Boutin
Take multiple photos of a little one decorating eggs. Layer them on top of each other. Add cute die-cut animals and whimsical paper flowers to capture the holiday.
Editor's Tip: To make the flowers, cut or punch different-size circles from a variety of patterned paper. Then just crumple and fold each circle, layering the smaller circles atop the larger. A pretty brad finishes each flower.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: October Afternoon (blue grid, blue crosses), Sassafras (green scalloped background, ducks, music notes, raspberry floral, pink floral). Stickers, rub-ons: Scenic Route Paper Co. Die cuts: October Afternoon. Brads: Sassafras. Stamps: Hero Arts (script), Sassafras (stitched border). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punches: Fiskars.
Design by Dana Smith
Create an Easter layout highlighting a pretty dress and an Easter egg hunt. Dana sprinkled small punched flowers throughout her design. She created a custom center for the large flower by mounting a cropped photo on a circular wood tag. Run your title vertically if it fits the space better.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, stickers, tacks, wood tag: Chatterbox. Font: A Little Loopy (journaling) by Two Peas in a Bucket. Concho: Scrapworks. Ribbon: Offray. Punch: EK Success.
Design by Nicole Gartland
Create a layout that describes both your family's celebrations and memories of a holiday. On her page, Nicole recorded her Easter memories in an egg-shape journaling block. She included an old photo of herself with an Easter basket.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design. Chipboard letters: Making Memories. Stickers: Sandylion Sticker Designs. Acrylic paint: Plaid. Pen: American Crafts.
Design by Vicki Boutin
If you don't have a lot of time to scrapbook, try summarizing a month on a two-page spread. Vicki's layout includes detail shots of Easter, as well as other highlights of the month. Journaling for every picture makes sure you'll remember what happened years down the line.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Tags: My Mind's Eye. Stickers: Scenic Route Paper Co. Buttons: SEI. Pen: Sakura of America.
Design by Tracy Kyle
By displaying old pictures with recent ones, you can turn the focus to a child's growth rather than to one event. Tracy printed the most current photo in color to make it the focal point. For a creative twist on stamping, she added color with markers instead of ink pads.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers (green), Bazzill Basics Paper (orange, red). Chipboard accents: Fancy Pants Designs (large flower), Making Memories (small flowers). Brads: Autumn Leaves. Die-cutting tool: Cricut by Provo Craft. Pens: Sugarloaf Products (colors), American Crafts (black).
Design by Janna Johnson
A grid design allows you to showcase many closeup, group, and action shots in one layout. Extend larger photos into two squares, and fill unused ones with patterned paper and piecings. Add ribbon swatches between photos for pretty oomph.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Sandylion Sticker Designs. Font: Butterbrotpapier off the Internet. Chipboard accents: Chatterbox (letters), Junkitz (ovals). Gems: Junkitz. Flower: Heidi Swapp.
Design by Maria Burke
Inspired by the colorful eggs in her photo, Maria repeated the round motif by layering buttons and four circles punched from patterned paper. Even the playful title treatment emphasizes the page's theme. The filled-in loops of the letters bring even more curvy elements to the design.
SOURCES: Cardstock, stickers: SEI. Patterned paper: SEI (florals), KI Memories (stripe). Font: SP You've Got Mail off the Internet. Rub-ons: Die Cuts With A View. Buttons: SEI (purple), Autumn Leaves (clear). Tab: Autumn Leaves. Floss: DMC Corp.
Design by Jlyne Hanback
Jlyne took a closeup shot of finished eggs and gave them lift with matting. A black background adds to the art gallery feel. By using clean lines and uncomplicated patterned papers, you can glam up your scrapbook layouts--even the punctuation--with jewels.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Chatterbox (orange), Heidi Grace Designs (stripe). Chipboard letters: Chatterbox (orange), Heidi Swapp (black), Scenic Route Paper Co. (green). Jewels, rub-ons: Chatterbox. Paper flowers: Prima Marketing, Inc. Ribbon: The Ribbon Jar.
Design by Melissa Inman
Create a quick photo collage by plugging images into a digital template. To emphasize the movement in the photos, Melissa added stitched scroll rub-ons and baby chick cutouts.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Making Memories (stripe, floral), Sandylion Sticker Designs (chicks). Stickers: Sandylion Sticker Designs (small chick), Making Memories (white letters). Rub-ons: American Crafts (script letters), Die Cuts With A View (stitched scrolls). Punches: EK Success. Photo printer, photo paper: Epson.
Design by Marci Lambert
With colorful photos to work with, Marci toned down her paper choices so they wouldn't overwhelm the design. An oversize tag provides the foundation for her multiphoto grid. The rounded corners of the elements and various stickers soften the clean lines.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: SEI. Stickers: SEI, K&Company, American Crafts. Rub-ons: Making Memories, American Crafts, Scrapworks, KI Memories. Ribbon: Scrapworks. Corner rounders: EK Success, Marvy Uchida.
Design by Terri Davenport
Faced with the dilemma of too few Easter photos, Terri widened her focus to a general springtime page. She labeled her photo collage with a pen that wouldn't smear on slick surfaces. Pastel accents add to the theme without distracting from the vibrant pictures.
SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Font: TIA Capital Idea by Autumn Leaves. Stickers: EK Success. Coasterboard: Imagination Project. Pencils: Staedtler.
Design by Gillian Nelson
Gillian stitched ribbon with floral and dot patterns to the page for a springy theme. Although black may not be a traditional spring color, her journaling strips with reverse text were a good option for a busy background.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Bernhard Modern ("there you go?"), Bickham Script Pro ("isn?t it?") off the Internet. Rub-ons: Making Memories. Ribbon: Offray (dots, yellow floral).
Design by Rachel Ludwig
Instead of pastels, Rachel saturated her boy-theme Easter page with bold, vibrant colors for a more masculine look. She combined pictures of the finished project with shots of the subject in action to show off the full story behind the process.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Daisy D's Paper Co (stripe), KI Memories (floral). Font: Typo by Two Peas in a Bucket. Stamps: Making Memories (title), PSX (date, accent words).
Design by Shannon Montez
Cork numbers link the photos to the journaling, which describes the three-step egg-dyeing routine that Shannon's son used. To ensure that she had a strong focal point on her layout, she reduced two supporting photos to wallet-size, drawing attention to her larger photo.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Me and My Big Ideas (stripe, red), Anna Griffin (green). Stickers: American Crafts ("egg," "101"), Creative Imaginations ("dyeing," cork numbers).
Design by Nichol Magouirk
Nichol used a stamp to create the title, but you can get the same distressed effect by combining large letters (spelling out the title) with smaller ones (creating a background). To tie handwritten journaling to the title and give it extra flair, she interspersed tiny stamped letters.
SOURCES: Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers, buckle, label holder: Art Warehouse for Creative Imaginations. Ribbon: SEI (pink dot, orange), Making Memories (pink gingham), Li'l Davis Designs (striped). Stamps: Hero Arts (small letters), Danelle Johnson for Limited Edition Rubberstamps (large letters). Ink: Ranger Industries (brown), Clearsnap (pink).