Friday, May 11, 2012

New Feature: Page Starters

Happy Friday friends!  With the weekend just hours away, it is the perfect time to introduce a new feature here on The ScrapRoom blog called Page Starters.

Each month I'll post the directions to get you started on a scrapbook layout.  I'll show you an example and then leave you to finish it up with whatever photos, papers, and embellishments work for you.  That's it!

May's Page Starter

And here's what you'll need to get your page started.  First, you need a sheet of card stock and three or more patterned papers.  Then, you'll need to make the following cuts:

1.  9.25" x 10"
2.   5.5" x 12"
3.   .15" x 12"
4.   .25" x 12"
5.   .75" x 12"

Now you're ready to start adhering the paper to the page.  Here are the directions for placing the patterned paper.

1.  The large block has rounded corners and is 1" from the top and right edges.  
2.  The 5.5" x 12" strip is 3.5" from the top edge.
3.  The .25" strip is above and the .15" and .75" strips are below the 5.5" strip.  

Finally, you will add your photos and embellishments.  This part is completely up to you.  There is no set limit to the number of photos or no set placement for them.  Also, you can use whatever embellishments you like, wherever you want to place them on the layout.  

Here's one way that you could finish the May Page Starter.  For this layout, I used Fancy Pants' Be You papers and embellishments, a 5" x 5" and a 2" x 3" photo.


I'll be back in a week or so to show you another finished layout, the one I started up top.  In the meantime, I'd love to see what you do with the May Page Starter.  Link up your completed layout to the bottom of this post by Thursday, May 31st for your chance at a $10 Gift Certificate to the TSR Store.  


  1. I like the new feature and LOVE that page of you!!

  2. I like this idea, Aphra and hope to work on it this weekend!

  3. That was the fastest page I've done in a long time. Thanks.

  4. This is my entry for the challenge. My husband took the photo of this water buffalo and then named the layout. I used an old BG Origins pp.

  5. What a fun way to keep it fresh!! I love this idea, and Mr Linky makes it sooooo easy peasy!!

  6. My entry is in. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I just posted mine. I love this feature! I might play again if I have time before the 31st :)

  8. Great challenge! I really enjoyed doing this page.

  9. Added another entry! I enjoyed this challenge!

  10. My layout has been added. Thanks for the challenge!

  11. Wow, this is such a great idea!

  12. Just uploaded my take on this challenge. Fabulous challenge and had so much fun playing along!