#FeatureFriday – How to Create a Vintage Scrapbook Layout with Archiver’s™

Five years ago, my Mom gave me a collection of vintage postcards from Bolton Landing, NY, with correspondence from the early 1900s to 1940s. The back of the postcards have small anecdotes written to friends and family. Today, every time that I hear someone talk about their handwriting it’s always with apologies – my handwriting is awful, or, your handwriting is so much better than mine! But, whenever we look back at stories the generations have written before us, we never think… gosh, they have bad handwriting. Rather, we’re fascinated by the note they left us to read and see a small moment in their life.

I was inspired by this new Creative Memories Archiver’s™ page design that Melissa created, so I found my old postcards and decided to write down the story of why my Mom gave them to me.

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Archivers Vintage Scrapbook Products

Archivers Scrapbook PapersWhat You’ll Need to Create This Layout: 

Archivers Laser Cut Embellishments
Archivers Laser Cut Embellishments with Repositionable Tape

How to Create This Layout: 

I started this layout by creating the circle with the Custom Cutting System. Choose a piece of designer paper and pick up your Red Cartridge and the medium circle. Then, place the blade on the inner track of the circle. For tips on how to use the Custom Cutting System, check out this video filled with tips like… don’t twist your wrist!

Custom Cutting System

Then, pick another piece of designer paper and grab your Jagged Tearing Tool. Place your Tearing Tool down on the paper and tear the paper up while holding the Tearing Tool down. You’ll get a nice jagged edge.

Tearing Tool

12-inch Trimmer with Typewriter paper

Next, it’s time to do some trimming. Use the 12-inch Trimmer and prep the following designer pieces:

  1. Trim the designer paper with the typewriter .25″ on all sides.
  2. Trim the floral paper that you tore so it measures 8.25″ wide by 5.5″ tall with the torn edge on the left.
  3. Flip that floral paper over and with the torn edge on the left, trim this grey designer paper 7.5″ wide by 5.5″ tall.
  4. Trim the black time clock paper 8.5″ wide by 6.5″ tall.

Now that all of your pieces are prepped, start adhering your pieces in the following order:

  1. Adhere the designer paper with the typewriter to the Black Cardstock, centring the 11.5×11.5″ sheet on the 12×12 Black Cardstock.
  2. Use the Tape Runner to adhere the black time clock sheet down, looking at the picture at the top of this post for reference on placement.
  3. Then, adhere the floral paper with the torn edge on the left.
  4. Adhere the grey designer paper with the torn edge on the left.
  5. Choose 1 border from the Laser Cut Border Embellishment pack. Lay it down at the top of the time clock paper and then use the Scissors to cut it once the border reaches the right edge of the time clock paper.
  6. Use the Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere the right edge of the time clock paper. Here are a few tips on how to use the Repositionable Tape Runner.
  7. Adhere your circle over the border and tuck it behind the designer papers.
  8. Grab a few of your favourite Laser Cut Embellishments and arrange them as you would like to at the left edge of the time clock paper with the Repositionable Tape Runner Refill.
  9. Then, use the Repositionable Tape Runner Refill again to adhere a few embellishments over the circle at the top right of the page.
  10. Use your Foam Squares to adhere the word “REMEMBER” on the typewriter paper. Start in the centre and work your way out from both sides – this helps you ensure that you end up centring the word on the typewriter paper.
  11. Then, choose your vintage photos or postcards and either your Photo Corners or Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere your photos on your layout.
  12. Finally, use the photo-safe Black Dual-Tip Pen to tell your story!

Layout before postcard

Scrissors

Laser Cut Embellishments

Traditions Layout with Archivers Scrapbook Collection

Foam Square

In our digital age, it’s more important than ever to write down stories for each.
What will you write next?

Traditions with Stickers

2 thoughts on “#FeatureFriday – How to Create a Vintage Scrapbook Layout with Archiver’s™

  1. Thank you 😊 for the awesome pages you have shared. They are fabulous. You have inspired me to do some of my family history photos.

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  2. Suggest, rather than ‘rubbing the table to clean’ after using the Repositionable Tape Runner, carry with you always in your ‘kit’ a piece of Baking Paper about 4cm (4″) by 30cm (12″). Lay your cut out patterns on the Baking Paper and then just run the Repositionable Tape Runner down the length of the ‘pattern’ – the ‘glue’ does not adhere to the Baking Paper so you can just roll it up until the next time you need t use it.

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