Monday, September 26, 2011

Anatomy of a Layout

So I've seen a number of posts recently that demonstrate how people put their layouts together. Well, I decided to show you a little window into my process for a two-page layout I made this past weekend using a Studio Calico's kit I had on hand.

I had a stack of hipstmatic photos to use from a day off with my BF this summer and I wanted to demonstrate just how many pics you can fit on a layout if you use this photo size (about 2 by 2).


I started out with two pieces of pattern paper as my background and cut two 4.25 wide rectangles to span the two pages which I inked to make them stand out a little more.


Then I punched a few strips to accent the bottom of the rectangles.


I matted the photos and chose to pop 6 of the photos, 3 on each page.


I added it all to the cardstock and then used two strips of washi tape to cover the seam between the pattern paper and the punched edge.


I added this stamp at the top of the page and the cream 'July'. I colored the '7' for the month and stuck the 19th in there because that was the date.


I added a little title and a few embellishments.


Then I took apart this little tag and inked it.


I stamped a little caption and added it to my layouts with some little accents.


And here's the final product including some journaling I stamped and added to seemlessly coordinate with my title. It reads:

Shake Shack & Sprinkles & Max Brenner & shopping & silent train rides & a great day in NYC just me and D.


So, that's how that layout came together for me. Just a little peak into my process. I hope you enjoyed it! I would love to see any scraplifts if you chose to do one. If you do, please post a comment with a link to your layout!



  1. Great to see how you put this layout together. Also lovely to see so many photos on a layout. Becky x

  2. Fabulous layout and thanks for sharing how you put it together. Just perfect! xxx

  3. I love seeing the process. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Wonderful to see the process - love that! WOW on how many pictures you were able to fit in without the clutter. GREAT job!

  5. Fabulous! Love all the pictures, and I especially love how you popped a couple of them, what a great idea. I'm working on a mini-book right now and taking pictures of the process, hopefully I'll get it done today. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  6. very nice i love it and the numbers is that a rub on.. very nicely done..

  7. Love how you used so many photos on one layout. So clean looking!