Hello! It’s Renee Zwirek here today to share a step-by-step tutorial of a pumpkin-themed and titled layout.
I wanted this layout to look like it was framed. So, I cut out the center of my favorite paper in this collection to be the frame. The frame measures 1.5 inches all around.
For the mat of the frame, I cut out the center of white cardstock leaving 1/4″ of white to show.
I attached the frame and mat to my background paper and machine-stitched the four corners for added interest.
Here’s a close-up of one of the stitched corners.
I used a pencil to mark where I wanted to place my photo and then I added drops of color mist using a paintbrush.
Here is my photo! I’m going back in time to 2005. Caitie’s First Halloween at the pumpkin farm! Yes, I dressed her as a little pumpkin and placed her in front of the pumpkin patch for a photo (queue the “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” music). Ha! Isn’t she adorable, though?! It got warm that day so I did change her into a short-sleeved dress right after I took this photo.
I layered a few pattern papers under the photo. I added an overlay to my photo and machine-stitched it a tiny bit at the bottom right corner (where I knew I would add some embellishments).
I used this pattern paper to cut out some triangles to add to my layout. I did add some more drops of color mist to the triangles before I machine-stitched them to the layout.
I added my title and a bit of journaling.
Now it’s time for some fun embellishments! I cut away some of the gray color from the branches as well as the bird of this tree sticker before adding it to my layout. Then, I added a few pumpkin stickers. They are too cute!
I cut apart a Kraft Bag and used a small punch for some pretty fall leaves to add to the page.
Here’s the finished layout! I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!
I loved this layout SO much that I put it in a scrapbook frame and added it to the scrap wall in Caitie’s room.
Thirty-One Hocus Pocus (732291)
Thirty-One Mystical (732293)
Thirty-One Spooky Story (732294)
Thirty-One Pumpkin Patch (732295)
Thirty-One Dreadful (732297)
Thirty-One Enchanted (732299)
Thirty-One Spooky Thickers, Black (732303)
Thirty-One Phrase & Accent Stickers (732304)
Thirty-One Photo Overlays (732307)
Home+Made Kraft Bags with Glitter Accents (732635)
From Me to You Roller Stamp (732278)
American Crafts Cardstock Pack 12″ x 12″ 60/Pkg, White (71259)
American Crafts This to That Foam Dots (61709)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Runner (61712)
American Crafts Precision Pen .03 Point, Black (62311)