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Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: Showcase a photo with borders

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
Two videos in two days? It’s a start, at any rate. If you’re not off watching Doctor Who, you can watch a bit of Sketch to Scrapbook Page craftiness! (It’s also acceptable to watch this after The Doctor saves all space and time yet again. I’ll allow it. Just the once.)

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
Sketch thirty-one is designed for a single landscape photo (most likely a 4×6 print, but other sizes could work easily) and has substantial space for writing too. The vertical border strips beneath the photo can be paper, tape, ribbon, die-cuts, fancied up with a border punch, or whatever you fancy really.


I know the calendar will argue with me, but the supplies for this page are from the August Best of Both Worlds kit. (I said it’s a start!) Everything is back in stock with the exception of the aqua star paperclips, should you fancy anything for your own crafting.

scrapbook page by laura kate @ shimelle.com
For a second look at this sketch, please welcome Laura Kate with her interpretation adapted to a page in her Project Life album.

scrapbook page by Laura Kate @ shimelle.com
To me, this sketch seemed like it would best fit in a single pocket rather than across a whole pre-divided page. Adapting a 12×12 square sketch to a 4×6 rectangular might seem weird, but I often have little square Instagram photos and the ways I add them in have gotten a bit samey. As you can see, I turned the sketch a bit to aid in the horizontal flow of the card and worked with the b/w theme already in my PL spread to document a fun event we attended that made up the bulk of this PL page (using a great shot of the drinks snapped by my husband!). It was a bit of a challenge to figure out how to make this sketch work, but I really love the end result!





Laura Kate is a teacher, crafter, ex-pat, erstwhile musician, kitchen dabbler & lover of Blythe dolls. A scrapbooker since 1993 – starting with an awesome Lisa Frank album – she writes about all her exploits on her blog, tries her hand at designing some products, and occasionally remembers to update her Etsy shop with her doll fashion creations. Laura Kate lives in London with her husband and 4 fancy goldfish.

Now it’s your turn. I’d love to see you you interpret this sketch with your own style and stories. As always, this sketch is just for fun and everyone is welcome.


23 November 2013



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13 Comments for Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: Showcase a photo with borders

  1. JanieK Says:

    YAY! August!! Thanks, Shimelle.

  2. Victoria Says:

    Indescribably happy to see this here this morning- thank you. Have already completed page about in flight entertainment since I started flying in 1960s.

  3. Kristin Says:

    What a great sketch. I can see this one being so versatile and I love the new way to use up my washi.

  4. Ellen Says:

    I love these video’s shimelle! :)

  5. Hokiecoyote Says:

    OMG. So, so glad to see a new sketch to scrapbook page!!!

  6. Ann Marie Says:

    So glad to see this. Thx ever so much! And love the sketch.

  7. Maureen Says:

    squeeeeeeeeee! So excited! Thanks!

  8. Crystal Says:

    So happy to see this video, I’ve been missing sketch to scrapbook videos. love the layout, so simple and very pretty. Also love how Laura used it with a pocket.

  9. Emily Todd Says:

    Your new video made my morning! Thanks!

  10. Iska Wire Says:

    Is the finished page posted anywhere? Love the colors!

  11. Kim Says:

    LOVE Sketch To Scrapbook page!

  12. Linda in Aus Says:

    thank you, loved the tip about the paperclips i always have a problem with them.

  13. Gab Says:

    Great video, thanks Shimelle! And thanks to Laura as well for showing a pocket page translation!

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