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Scrapbook Layout Idea: Background Pattern

This layout today showcases one of my favorite design concepts that I find myself using over and over. The way I look at it, we don't always have to reinvent the wheel every time we create a layout. I like to use concepts and then adapt them to different themes, photos, papers, etc.

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned papers, stickers, & die cuts: Simple Stories

This particular design consists of a larger section (usually 5 to 7") going across the whole layout. Then I will place my photos on the bottom and balance that with my journaling in the opposite corner. To me, it's one of those no-fail concepts that can be altered to fit so many different designs and themes.

For this one I used small slanted pieces grouped together to create the background section. You could do so many different things to create the background like...

• simplify by using a single 12 x 6" strip of patterned paper.

• use squares like 1", 2", or 3"

• use vertical strips

• use horizontal strips

• use small pieces to create a pattern

• use shapes like hexagons, stars, hearts, or circles

For the photos I used two 3 x 4" photos and then added some embellishment clusters along with a title cluster.

In the top left corner I added my journaling and another embellishment cluster.

I highly recommend giving this design concept a try! There are so many ways to play around with it and adapt it to fit your needs!

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