Timeline scrapbook layout

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 22 Sep, 2017

We all remember timelines from history lessons in school; long lines of names and dates with the occasional image tucked in. It’s time to break the mould with this cool and colourful scrapbook page, documenting a whole lot of fun over the years with banners, balloons and apertures. Arrow mini dies are the perfect accompaniment to tell your story, with circle nesting dies doing the rest of the work for you. All that’s left to get prepped are your memories…

1. Select a group of photographs from three different events, ideally the same event over several years, or three similar images to show the change over time. Two or three from each year works perfectly. Cut them into circles, using the second and third smallest circle nesting dies. Roughly arrange them in clusters around an A4 sheet of white cardstock, starting with the earliest photos at the top.

2. Lightly draw around the main image from each cluster and position the respective die over the markings. Run through your Xpress machine to cut three apertures, and rub out the pencil lines. Layer the page on top of another sheet of cardstock and draw through each aperture. Stick the photos in place.

3. Cut three different sized circles from Forever Friends Opulent patterned vellum and position so they’re overlapping each aperture. Hold still and fl ip the page over. Mark the area that covers the aperture and fix the aperture-sized die in place. Trim so that they fit around the circles neatly. Stick down with small strips of double-sided tape.

4. Run 3D foam pads around each background image and mount the aperture page on top, matching up the circles. Stick your remaining smaller photos around the apertures, adhering some with a glue stick and others with 3D foam pads for extra dimension. 

5. Cut six fishtail banners using the Xcut die; three from striped Paws for Thought paper, and three from core cardstock. Fit the date in the centre of each striped banner, using mini number dies, and run through your Xcut Xpress. Back each die-cut flag with the core cardstock. Fix one to each cluster. Use the balloon, swallow and fl ower dinky dies to create additional embellishments.

6. Die cut and palm punch more circles of various sizes from core cardstock and Paws for Thought papers, fussy cutting some elements such as flowers. Palm punch a small petal and glue near the fl oral die-cut. Trim two arrows from the same colour cardstock (there are several designs in the arrow mini die pack) and glue down, arrange to show the order of the clusters. Finish off with a die-cut Paws for Thought tag, completed with your very own journaling.

Project and how-to instruction by Lorna Slessor. Project origionally published in issue 81 of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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