Make It Sunday with Elle – 02.05.12

Today I get to share with you how I put together one of my favorite layouts with our brand new, and my all-time favorite kit: A Love Story!

There is so much I love about this layout – I love how simple, yet colorful this layout is. I love how the photo captures a great moment and expression of my nephew and how the journaling is short and sweet. It was such a fun layout to put together… and the best part?! I was able to use up some scraps I had laying around – I LOVE when that happens!

Here’s how this layout came together:
1. I started with the cream 12×12 paper that came in our kit and cut it down the middle, a little off center.

2. Gather all your scraps – mine where all 12 inches tall and came from extras I had off of other layouts I had made with our kit, but if you don’t have 12 inch tall ones you could easily layer scraps together to make them 12 inches tall!

3. Start by laying and gluing your scraps onto the left half of your cream paper, letting a little of the cream paper show. I glued them on each a little crooked, having some stick up at the top higher than others. 

4. When you’re done gluing on all your strips, you’ll want to glue the other piece of cream paper on. This is where it gets tricky! Since I wanted to keep the layout true to 12 x 12, I stood the layout up on it’s side, and found where the two pieces of cream paper would go together – then, glued the final piece of cream paper on top of all the layers, at the point where they would come together. This gives the layers a really fun look and if you notice at the top, you’ll be able to see some of the layers behind the final cream piece.

5. Now, all that’s left to do is add your title down the side, and add your journaling and date tag (all from our kit) ! I couldn’t help but cut a couple hearts out 🙂 Even though he’s a boy, I think I can get away with these 🙂

Congrats to last Sunday’s winner:
Lea-Marie, please email us the info below to claim your prize to

Prize: January 29th


  1. April says

    What a fabulous page!! Love the idea of putting the strips together this way to create the background…
    – April

  2. Jamie says

    Love the page!

  3. Tracey says

    What a fabulous page and such an adorable picture!

  4. sophie says

    oh!! cute photo and very clever layering!!

  5. ruth says

    Such a cute page!!!! I’m not sure I could do that with it not being an “even” edge, but I love the look!

  6. Margie says

    What a sweet layout! Love the soft colors!

  7. Saw the start of this layout on your instagram pic. It turned out fabulous! (And I totally understand the “Containing the hearts” on a layout. I have two boys myself so I am always trying to find ways to add a few feminine touches to my layouts without the layouts screaming “Girly girl!” lol
    Have a happy scrappy Superbowl Sunday to all!

  8. sheezie11 says

    Awwwww…what a cutie your photo subject is !!! the whole page is lovely.

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