30 Minute Layout Tutorial

Running short on time with the holidays coming up?! It’s Katrina and I am here to show you how to create a layout in 30 minutes! I have measurements and step out photos for you, so you can just grab some pictures, papers, embellishments and then cut and go!

I used the new Flora Festival Page Kit that debuted on HSN last week. This is perfect for a go to kit when you are in a hurry. Here is the layout we are going to create.

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignI started by picking out four papers. The papers mix and match so well in this kit, it was a hard choice! I started with the navy paper, which I knew I wanted as my background and then went from there for paper selection.

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignI already had my pictures printed and they are sized at 3 x 5 inches. I print at home so it’s easy for me to size how I want, but this layout will work with 4 x 6 with a little different sizing of middle pieces of paper.

I cut my papers into the following sizes:

  • Navy background I left at 12 x 12 inches
  • Green Polka Dot 1.25 x 12 inches
  • Woodgrain 6.5 x 12 inches
  • Peach Floral 5.5 x 11 inches

Once you place the first green strip, all the other pieces will fall into place. You will place the outer edge of your green strip about 1.25 inches in from the right side (or left, you choose!).

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

Adhere your woodgrain paper next, right up against the green strip you just placed. Then you will place the second green strip on the other side of the woodgrain. Your background will look like this:

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignOnce you have your background, then cut a strand of the navy and white twine 18 inches. This will allow you to wrap your twine around the bottom edge of your peach floral paper and attach it to the back with adhesive. Then with the remainder of your twine, tie a bow and place it in the center of your wrapped twine. Center and adhere this down to your woodgrain paper. The Placement of the bottom edge of floral paper is about .75 inches from the bottom of your layout.

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

Adhere your photos down the middle of your page and then start embellishing! There is such a wide assortment of embellishments to choose from!

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignWell Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignWell Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

My page didn’t require a lot of journaling, but I added just a little on the left side above the camera embellishment. To change this layout up, you could always add journaling strips, use a border punch on the green strips, add extras strips of paper, etc. This is a great basic design to start with and let your imagination go wild with! Thanks for stopping by the 3 Birds Studio blog today!

Katrina Hunt – Paper, Scissors and Glue

SUPPLIES | Flora Festival Papercrafting Kit

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