With the number of sports and activities available to kids these days, many parents and grandparents never see an off-season. It’s easy to take all of these sports memories for granted, but the days of youth and pee-wee sports fly by, which is why it’s important to commemorate these moments as they happen. If you have an abundance of photos and are looking for sports scrapbook ideas, check out the Fanatic sports-themed scrapbook layout that blog contributor Mati made to show off her kid’s athletic achievements!
Blog Contributor Mati’s Inspiration:
I love when the kids try a new sport! What they may lack in raw talent, they make up for with genuine enthusiasm. I enjoy sitting on the sidelines with friends and family watching the little ones cluster around the soccer ball like ants on a sugar cube. The papers and embellishments in the Fanatic collection were the perfect color to display my daughter’s soccer game. They complemented the pictures without overwhelming them. I love, LOVE layered embellishments, so of course, had to use them as well as popping up a couple of stickers with Foam Squares to get a dimensional effect and shadow. The enamel stickers from the embellishment pack were the perfect way to add a little extra flair to finish the page. Go Tigers!
To create this layout, you will need:
- Fanatic Paper Pack
- Fanatic Embellishments
- Fanatic Stickers
- Navy Cardstock
- 4-Way Hearts and Stars Corner and Hole Punch
- 12-inch Straight Trimmer
- Multi-Purpose Tool
- Tape Runner
- Foam Squares
- Black Dual-Tip Pen
Step 1: Start with the blue diamond patterned paper as your base.
Step 2: Cut a piece of white patterned paper to measure 11″ x 11″. Center the white patterned paper and adhere to the layout.
Step 3: Cut a piece of the grass patterned paper to measure 12″ x 4″ and adhere to the lower half of the layout.
Step 4: Cut a strip of the gravel patterned paper to measure 12″ x 1/2″ and adhere to the top of the grass paper.
Step 5: Cut three photo mats from Navy Cardstock that are 1/8″ bigger than your photos. Mats shown on this layout are (1) 6-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ and (1) 4-1/8″ x 6-1/8″.
Step 6: Punch all four corners of each mat with the 4-Way Hearts and Stars Corner and Hole Punch. Insert and adhere the photos to the mats and then to the page as shown.
Step 7: Finish by adhering stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Use the Multi-Purpose Tool to enhance the page with enamel stickers.
When you combine the Fanatic collection with this sports scrapbook layout, you can make any athlete look like the MVP! Who are the young athletes that star in your scrapbooks? Let us know in the comments below!