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3 Tips for Creating Beautiful Scrapbook Layouts

Hello American Crafts fans! It's Fl√≥ra here and I am so excited to share 3 tips for created adorable 12×12 scrapbook layouts! I created this layout with the Never Grow Up collection by Shimelle. I love the cute theme and the colorful designs. I especially love the flower elements!

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Tip #1

Be brave and use a patterned paper for the background. Every American Crafts collection includes several neutral patterned papers which are perfect to use as a base. For this page, I picked the Treehouse Dreams Paper. The scene is so cute and so easy to work with. However, I decided to add a twist and cut out a big circle on the right. I used a sharp craft knife for the procedure. I also added machine stitches around the circle just to have more texture. I backed the cut out with regular white textured cardstock. Here is what it looks like:

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Tip #2

Create a visual triangle where you repeat the colors and elements. This time, I played with flowers, so next I placed my 3×4 photo on the page I decorated around the circle. I created two floral clusters with floral die cuts and dimensional stickers. The title was made with Phrase and Alpha Thickers. The alphas are really cool and the different teal shades are stunning.

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Tip #3

Add a little details to complete the layout. I love big ephemera pieces and other stickers, but I call it finished after I add those important bits. Use tiny puffy stickers, enamel dots or wooden buttons. You can see on the left that I added walking puffy ants. How cute are they! I felt the green part was too empty so I fussy cut little blades of grass and adhered them there. I also placed two wooden-epoxy buttons next to the floral clusters. 

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I love the new Never Grow Up collection by Shimelle. You can channel your inner child or document your kids or grandchildren with this beautiful line. You won't be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by here! Happy Crafting! 

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American Crafts- Shimelle – Never Grow Up: 12×12 Paper Pad (356176), 12×12 Treehouse Dreams Paper (356163), 12×12 Perfect Picnic Paper (356168), 6×12 Stickers (356181), Floral Ephemera (356183), Layered Stickers (356186), Alpha Thickers – Here We Go (356179), Mini Embellishments Mix (356190), Foam Phrase Thickers – Let's Go (356180), Puffy Stickers (356185)