Travel scrapbook layout

Don’t hide your special memories away in an album. Here’s how you can turn a 12 x 12'' travel-themed layout into a stylish piece of home deĢcor, and show off your best work for all to see. Create as a gift, mount it on a wall or display it proudly on your mantelpiece... because good times should be remembered!

1. Remove the compartments from a Papermania Bare Basics 12 x 12'' Shadow Box. You can paint the box and lid if you want to add a bit of colour. If so, it’s best to do this part first, so the paint can dry whilst you get on with creating the scrapbook layout. However, for this project, we decided to keep it plain. Use a piece of white 12 x 12" textured cardstock as your base and select a few papers from the Papermania Capsule Elements Pigment collection to match your colour scheme. Here, purple goes well with the blue lettering whilst the yellow adds a cheerful pop of colour.

2. Die cut Xcut’s There’s No One in the World Die into black cardstock, cut away the centre of the globe and the wording around the edges. Always remember that you don’t have to use a die-cut exactly as it comes; you can cut away sections and just use parts of it. Cut out a circle using an Xcut Circle Nesting Die and use Artiste Dual Tip Watercolour Pens to create a globe design.

3. For the title, select some Papermania Bare Basics Wooden Sentiments and paint them with the Artiste Cobalt Blue Acrylic Paint - bold blue really makes the title stand out. For the uppercase wording, use Papermania Bare Basics Adhesive Wooden Letters to write something applicable to your photos. Add one of the pinpoint veneers from the Papermania Bare Basics Travelling pack of mixed wooden shapes.

4. Start to piece the layout together on your 12 x 12'' sheet of cardstock. Begin with the biggest items first – such as the photograph, background paper and the main title. Gradually build up your design with other elements so that they cover half of the layout in a diagonal direction. Dot small embellishments and various complementary coloured mini die-cuts around the artwork. Arrows are a great shape to use on travel-themed layouts, as they symbolise movement and direction. Add a few lengths of Create Christmas twine below the main title to further emphasise the diagonal composition and add texture.

5. Once finished, attach the layout to the inside of the shadow box. This will create depth and dimension when on show in your home. If you would prefer to use it as a box to store important memorabilia from your trip, fix to the aperture of the lid using Stick it! Double Sided Tape.

Project and how-to instructions by Daisy Martin.

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