Friday, June 14, 2013


When I saw this piece of scrapbook paper, I knew I had to have it. I loved the alphabet with so many fun patterns and colors, but I wasn't sure how to use the paper because I didn't want to cover any of those pretty letters. Enter exacto knife.

First, I closely cut out my subjects from the printed photos (I did this with scissors). Next, I decided roughly where I wanted the photos to go on the page and used an exacto knife and cutting pad to slice around certain letters (You can see where I slid corners of the photos under certain letters like J, K, Q, R, and Y).

Next, I cut the first letters of our names out with the exacto knife (D for Dad, M for Mom, T for Tenley). I mounted the letters on orange cardstock and glued the ABC paper to a solid piece of cardstock. Then I used pop dots to put the D, M, and T back in place. Now, they have a little more emphasis because they stick up from the page. I also used pop dots under the "Finding joy in watching you grow" sticker and the picture of Ten next to the letter M.

I used turquoise border stickers under the straight edge of some of the pictures to finish them off. These tie in with the tiny alphabet stickers I used on the D, M, and T to spell out our names.

A cute cloud houses some journaling on the side of the page and there's a date bubble in the bottom right corner. I also love the flags in the top left.

She is the sweetest! And this page definitely ranks as one of my favorite pages I've scrapped in a long while.

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