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Sketch Support #25 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | Day 4

Updated: May 12, 2022

Once a month learn how to use scrapbook sketches and adapt them to fit different styles, photo sizes, and themes. Sketches = endless scrapbooking ideas with little effort. Sketches do all the heavy lifting allowing you to have all the fun!

For the last layout I always like to show that you can use the sketch to create a different size of layout. This month I used the two-page sketch to create a one-page layout.

Here is the sketch that I have used as the starting point for each layout this week:

You can also grab the Sketch Support #25 Bonus Sketch Examples!

This month it is a 3-page PDF of 22 different sketch options. That makes 23 sketches for this month of Sketch Support. There are options that show how to change up the papers, use more photos, use less photos, use only 4 x 6" photos, there are three one-page options, and then an 8-1/2 x 11" option. The fun part is that you could use each option as a layout on its own, but you could also mix and match different options for endless possibilities!

Supplies used - Patterned paper, die cuts, and stickers: Simple Stories; Awesome cut file: Paige Evans from the Silhouette Design Store #219426; Star punches: Fiskars and Recollections; Embroidery floss: DMC

Variation #1 - Using the two-page sketch to create a one-page layout.

To create my one-page layout I mostly focused on the left page and used that as my starting point. I basically used the same concept, photos on bottom/embellishments along the top, but made it a little smaller to work with the smaller layout.

I've got four 2 x 3" photos arranged in a line going across the layout similar to the photo block on the sketch. I chose to tilt and overlap them for a more whimsical look.

I placed my journaling block along the bottom of the photos. It's not quite like the sketch, but I didn't really have a home for it because of the photos.

Then in place of the flowers and background piece I used a large "awesome" Paige Evans cut file and backed each letter and the star with a different patterned paper. To add some texture and dimension I added a hand-stitched border around the each letter.

Then to continue the star theme in the die cut, I added little star clusters in three different areas along with a camera die cut and some word/phrase stickers.

That's it for the layout portion of Sketch Support, but be sure to come back tomorrow for the video version!

And, if you are on Instagram and share a layout based on this sketch, be sure to use the follow hashtags so we can see them!

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