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Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week - with a Christmas twist!

scrapbooking sketches and scrapbook page ideas
scrapbooking sketch and scrapbook page ideas
A crafting weekend here wouldn’t be right without a sketch, would it? So a sketch this week with two examples – one travel page and one Christmas page, complete with silly childhood photo!

scrapbooking sketch
This sketch will work with any paper you like, but it’s particularly useful with patterned papers with a framed edge. I find those papers such a challenge with the frame around the edge, but easier when the frame can be turned inside-out as it were! I used two portrait 4×6 prints on this example and one 4×5 Polaroid on the example below, but this sketch will work with a variety of photo options, so adapt it to the pictures on your desk.

Christmas scrapbook page
Of course, this is Christmas crafting weekend so it just wouldn’t be right to not include a Christmas take on the sketch!

Your challenge: use this sketch to create a holiday-themed layout OR to prepare a page in your Christmas journal, ready for photos and journaling later. Take a picture and upload your page to your blog or an online gallery. One randomly selected entry will win a $10 gift certificate to Two Peas in a Bucket to go shopping for scrapbooking supplies! Entries close next Sunday, the 20th of November.

13 November 2011

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9 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week - with a Christmas twist!

  1. DebbieGall Says:

    Love it! I hate the border pages. A wonderful ideal.

  2. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    i love this sketch! I never know what to do with these papers! I also love that I now have a 1 pg LO ready to go for Christmas! Thanks!

  3. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Love this idea. Loved Huka Falls too – I always want to read your journalling since we have visited some of the same places. I always felt like nature was saying “I’m in charge here” in NZ.

  4. Laura Says:

    Super clever idea for border pages. Not my fave either…Thanks! ;-)

  5. Michelle S. Says:

    I love this sketch. More importantly I’m so glad you did a video for this one. I never would’ve thought of using framed paper that way, and was even a little weary when you were describing it, before cutting the paper, but I love how it turned out. Also, I’m loving the examples of your readers who’ve shared their pages of this sketch.

  6. Sabine Says:

    I loved what you did with the framed paper! And I’ve prepared my first journal your Christmas page! :-))

  7. Ashli Says:

    Love it – Fabulous way to deal with border pages!

  8. Jean Marmo Says:

    Love this sketch! Great way to use these papers.

  9. abbeyviolet Says:

    I like the idea of turning in the framed paper. I ended up not liking the brads circle as much, but it may have just been the rations I chose. Thanks for the inspiration.