Kick Cliché to the Curb with this Classic Scrapbook Spread

As creative people, we want to avoid cliché whenever we can. Nobody wants to stick to stereotypes and old ideas — we’re all looking to discover and design projects in fun fresh ways. With a collection as unique and unexpected as the Genuine collection, it’s easy to come up layouts, spreads and more worthy of a double-take. Check out this classic scrapbook spread and start thinking of your own smart spin to put on it!

To create this layout, you will need:

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Step 1: Use Brown Cardstock as the base for this spread.

Step 2: Using the Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns, cut out 20 hexagons with the Red Blade. Arrange them on the spread, adhering them with the Repositionable Tape Runner.

Step 3: Cut two pieces of White Cardstock measuring 12″ x 1″. Adhere them along the bottom edge of both sides of the spread. 

Step 4: Using the Original Border Maker System with the Timeless Tweed BMC, punch two borders from the dark blue patterned paper. Adhere them to the top of the previous pieces. Then, adhere border stickers above this piece.

Step 5: Using the Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns and the Green Blade, cut out as many photos as you desire.  Adhere them on top of the hexagons using Foam Squares. 

Step 6: Adhere a small mat to the top of a larger mat. Adhere this to the far lower right side of the spread. 

Step 7: Using the 3-in-1 Scallop Tag Punch, punch three tags in each width. Adhere them to the mats, as shown.

Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the spread, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. 

What do you like most about this classic scrapbook spread made with the Genuine collection? How will you make it your own? Let us know in the comments below!

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