“Having the Blues” is a Good Thing with this Sky & Water Scrapbook Layout

Why did blue become a shade associated with sadness? Whenever someone “is feeling blue” or “has the blues,” we know they’re saying they’re sad or glum… but blue is such an awesome shade that can evoke all sorts of different feelings and emotions! Take this Water & Sky scrapbook layout for example – when we look at this layout, sad is the last thing we feel! Check out the instructions on how to make it and see for yourself!


To create this layout, you will need:

  • Sky & Water Paper Pack
  • Aqua, Goldenrod and Royal Blue Cardstock
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Original Border Maker System with Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge
  • Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns
  • 12-inch Trimmer
  • Tape Runner
  • Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
  • Black Dual-Tip Pen

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Step 1: Use a Sky & Water designer paper as the base for this layout.


Step 2: Punch borders with three watery papers (light aqua, dark aqua and bright turquoise) with the Scallop Border Punch. Trim into seven 3″ x 3-1/2″ pieces of varying papers. Mount in a waterfall fashion down the left side of the layout, overlapping and alternating patterns as shown. Trim the top piece to measure 1-1/2″ in height.

Step 3: Mat two 6″ x 4″ photos with 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ pieces of Royal Blue Cardstock. Adhere to the top and bottom of the layout to the right of the scallop pieces.

Step 4: Using the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with Goldenrod Cardstock. Trim to measure 1-1/8″ wide and mount on a 1-1/8″ x 12″ strip of Royal Blue Cardstock. Mount again on a 1-3/8″ x 12″ strip of Aqua Cardstock.


Step 5: Crop a photo using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Double mat with Goldenrod Cardstock cut with the same pattern and the Green Blade, as well as a piece of the bright turquoise patterned paper with the Blue Blade. Mount to the middle of the page, overlapping elements as shown.

Step 6: Journal as desired.

“Having the blues” doesn’t have to be a bad thing. There are so many different ways you can use shades of blue, especially when it comes to scrapbooking. This Sky & Water scrapbook layout is just another example of that! What types of ways do you like to use blue scrapbook paper? Let us know in the comments below!

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