Design by Lynn Ghahary
Kraft cardstock is the perfect background for bright colors and wintry accents. White spray mist adds a snowy look to the paper. Patterned prints separate pictures and draw the eye in. Machine-stitch around pieces, or quickly replicate the look with pens or rub-on stitches. Embellish the design with snowflakes punched in various sizes from patterned paper.
SOURCES: Cardstock: American Crafts. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (multicolor dot, plaid), Crate Paper (green dot), My Mind's Eye (red, text). Font: Kingthings Typewriter off the Internet. Stickers: BasicGrey (letters), Crate Paper (scallop border). Thread: Coats & Clark. Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts. Mist: Studio Calico.
Design by Erikia Ghumm
Position stamped images on a photo's uncluttered background for a whimsical vibe. Let the design overlap onto the page background to help ground the photo. Add a large chipboard title and matching journaling block for balance on the page.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper, stickers: BasicGrey. Chipboard accents: BasicGrey (large letters), Autumn Leaves (journaling block). Stamps: Inkadinkado (large snowflake), Uptown Rubber Stamps (small snowflake). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punches: EK Success. Distressing tool: Tonic Studios.
Design by Katherine Hansen
Katherine got one good shot of her son playing in the snow, but after printing it, realized there was a big snowflake blocking his face. This provided inspiration for her (almost) perfect scrapbook page. She made the photo center stage and accented it with squares of modern holiday-pattern paper and journaling.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop 7.0. Fonts: Two Peas Goofball ("almost"), 42 ("perfect"), My Type of Font (journaling) off the Internet. Digital elements: The Vintage Candy Cane collection (patterned paper, background snowflakes, tag, red snowflake, twill tape), Journaling Snippets (journaling strips) by Crystal Wilkerson; Fungo Green (staples) by Christy Skaggs; Big Brackets (brackets) by Vinnie Pearce.
Design by Heather Moll
Heather used a grid pattern to neatly display pictures. She kept the layout simple with a sticker letter title and snowflake embellishments. To draw out the pink in her daughter's outfit, she used patterned pink paper for journaling.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Rusty Pickle (pink), KI Memories (brown). Font: Century Gothic. Stickers, gems: Doodlebug Design. Acrylic accents: Heidi Swapp. Punch: Stampin' Up!. Glitter glue: Ranger Industries.
Design by Pam Callaghan
Pam highlighted her dog frolicking in the snow on this page. She chose a grid pattern to feature her shots, but framed one photo in a circle with journaling to add interest. She transformed a snowflake clip art into a custom accent with stitches and gems.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Anna Griffin (dark cream), Bazzill Basics Paper (white, cream, blue). Patterned paper: Anna Griffin (cream flourish), cherryArte (diamond, circles). Font: Garamond. Stickers: Fiskars. Gems: Heidi Swapp. Paper piercer: Making Memories. Circle cutter: Coluzzle by Provo Craft. Floss: DMC Corp. Digital element: Follow the Path kit (circle, journaling) by Jen Lessinger. Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0.
Design by Melissa Inman
Melissa made easy work of this two-page layout about her son's snowman by including one digital photo template on each page. She modified the space between the blocks from white to a blue that coordinates with her snowball paper.
Editor's Tip: Melissa's title and two paper-pieced snowmen overlap into adjoining blocks to create a visual triangle that draws the eye around the layout.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Reminisce. Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: EK Success ("Oh"), Reminisce ("man!"). Software: Adobe Photoshop CS. Digital templates: ScrapbooksEtc.com Quick Collage 213 (left), 206 (right).
Design by Lisa Risser
Lisa took advantage of her daughter's snow-day excitement by taking pictures of her and a friend outdoors. She grouped the photos in one corner to leave plenty of room for embellishments and journaling. Lisa customized her die cuts by smearing ink around the edges and topping them with gems, brads, and rub-ons.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, die cuts: My Mind's Eye. Font: Arial. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: BasicGrey. Gems: Doodlebug Design. Ink: Ranger Industries.
Design by Sheri Reguly
Sheri couldn't stop snapping photos of the silly faces her daughter made during a family snowball battle. She cropped her favorites, rounded the corners, and arranged them across the page. To create "icicles," she sketched three lines at the top of her page and pierced holes at even intervals before adding stitching. She placed a gem at the end of each for a little shimmer.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View. Patterned paper: Making Memories (die cut), My Mind's Eye (dot), BoBunny Press (pink). Font: Times New Roman. Stickers: American Crafts (large letters), Making Memories (small letters). Chipboard accents: KI Memories. Felt accents: Darice. Brads, gems: Hero Arts. Ribbon: Love, Elsie. Pearls: Hero Arts, KaiserCraft. Decorative scissors: Fiskars.
Design by Sande Krieger
Sande brought along her camera when she took a walk in a winter wonderland. She switched her setting to macro mode to capture this shot of the snow-dusted leaves. She arranged tags and text blocks around her photo to provide plenty of room for the date, location, and journaling.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3. Font: Bernard MT Condensed (title, large journaling), Homestyle ("07"), Library Report (small journaling) off the Internet. Digital elements: Silhouettes For Nie kit (background), Sidewalk Chalk papers (brown strip), Note to Self (green tag), Fanciful Edges (scalloped border) by Sande Krieger; Family History kit (blue strip), Rhonna Swirls v.12 (swirls) by Rhonna Farrer; Snowflakin' It kit (snowflakes) by Kate Teague; Blank Safety Tags (tag, safety pin), Flossy Stitches (stitches) by Katie Pertiet.
Design by Janine Langer
For this page about a snowball fight, Janine softened the masculine color palette with shabby-chic touches. She distressed the paper edges, dipped them in glue, and sprinkled white glitter on them to mimic the look of snowdrifts. To easily add journaling to patterned paper, print your text block on a clear self-adhesive transparency, trim it to size, and burnish it on the paper.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Collage Press (grid), My Mind's Eye (brown), Sassafras (snowflake). Font: Type-Ra off the Internet. Sticker: 7Gypsies. Chipboard, velvet accents: American Crafts (letters), Rusty Pickle (heart). Ribbon, buttons: Creative Café by Creativity Inc. Flower: Prima Marketing, Inc. Ink, crackle paint: Ranger Industries.
Design by Lisa Storms
Basic punches add easy, economical panache to pages. Make your own snowflakes by wrapping white string around punched scalloped circles, or punch a snowflake border around the edge of a layout and back the page with cardstock.
SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Font: TypeWrong off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts ("big chill"), Making Memories ("the"). Brads: Heidi Grace Designs. Ribbon: May Arts. Gems: Me and My Big Ideas. Punches: Fiskars.
Design by Nancy Damiano
Stretch the design to two pages by adding another column of photos and multiple journaling blocks. Smaller pictures in the middle column leave room for winter die cuts.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design. Font: Berylium off the Internet. Stickers: Doodlebug Design (letters), October Afternoon (strips). Chipboard accents: Doodlebug Design (letters), KI Memories (mug). Die cuts: Jenni Bowlin Studio (aqua), Making Memories (snowflakes). Brads: Making Memories. Gems: Me and My Big Ideas. Ink: Stampin' Up!.
Design by Hilary Kanwischer
An icy blue patterned paper with inked edges serves as the background for snow day pictures. Die-cut snowflakes and a snowman are wintry embellishments. Small silver gems on the title add sparkle.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Stampin' Up!. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (purple), My Mind's Eye (dots). Chipboard accents: Tattered Angels. Brads: BasicGrey. Buttons: Rusty Pickle. Gems: Creative Charms. Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pens: Martha Stewart Crafts. Die-cutting tool, die: Sizzix.
Design by Leslie Lightfoot
Leslie's puppy loves snow as much as the rest of her family. She kept the background neutral but added lots of playful accents to bring out the blue collar and leash in the photos. Create your own scalloped border by punching paper circles, cutting them in half, and arranging them in a row. Leslie filled the white space in her main photo with a title and snowflake dingbats using image-editing software.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (kraft), Hero Arts (orange). Patterned paper: October Afternoon (ledger), Scenic Route Paper Co. (stripe). Corrugated paper, ribbon: Creativity Inc. Fonts: Weathered Fence (journaling) by Two Peas in a Bucket, WW Flakes (snowflake dingbats), Dutch 801 (title) off the Internet. Chipboard accent: Fancy Pants Designs. Metal accent: Around the Block. Metal-rim tags: Avery Dennison. Punches: Marvy Uchida. Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3.