If you’ve a penchant for patterned, brightly coloured papers – then you’ll find the Essentials Tone-on-Tone paper is full of quirky, geometric, primary toned goodness.
These scrapbook papers inspired this fantastic geometric scrapbook layout, which uses creative angle cuts and clever paper placement to create a unique graphic backdrop for your latest fun photos.
To create this layout, you will need:
- Essentials Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack
- Back to School Essentials Stickers
- White Cardstock
- 12-inch Straight Trimmer
- Tape Runner
- Repositionable Refill
- Foam Squares
Step 1: Trim several 1-inch wide strips of Essentials Tone-on-Tone Paper in assorted colours.
Step 2: Align your paper strips along the underside of the 45 degree angle line on your trimmer, trim the tip off the paper (top two photos above). Then flip the strip over, again line up the strip under the 45 degree angle, and align the pointy tip of the paper with the 3 inch measurement. You will end up with a trapezoid shaped paper strips, you’ll need 24 of these strips. Note: keep your scraps!
Step 3: Position your first 16 shapes on the White Cardstock and adhere. They are tricky to align when adhering, Repositionable Tape Runner is helpful with this process. Experiment with the side of the paper you’d like to show on this layer, I liked showing the solid colour patterns.
Step 4: Position 8 full sized trapezoid shape strips, zig-zagging down the centre of the layout. Select 8 off-cut scraps and position them at the left and right sides of the layout, any excess that overlaps the edge can be trimmed off later. Experiment with the patterns and colour combinations you show, once you’re happy, adhere all your pieces to the layout.
Step 5: Trim two 1/2″ x 12″ strips of the black-star paper and adhere vertically on the page as shown. These strips will help to hide any alignment boo-boos as well as draw focus to the photos that will be placed on the page.
Step 6: Trim a 4″ x 6″ photo into a diamond shape. Measure 2 inches on the top of your photo (the middle of the photo), aligning the top edge with the 45 degree angle mark, and your 2 inch measurement with the blade on your trimmer and crop. Rotate the photo around and line up the angle you just cut with any horizontal marking as shown, and crop to form a point at the top of the photo. Repeat this process with the bottom of the photo. Adhere in the centre of the layout. Another option is to crop 2 smaller diamond photos, see the blue shaded areas in the example above for placement.
Step 7: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares on some for added dimension and your journalling!
As you can see, the Essentials collection provides endless inspiration for different layouts, looks and ideas! What other paper packs would you try this layout with? Comment below!