Due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders, many of us are missing our loved ones. Sure, we can talk to them over the phone or via video chats, but it isn’t the same as being with them and making memories together. Advisor Terrie Moar was missing her grandchildren, so she decided to personally create a layout for each of them, starting with her youngest granddaughter. Check out this spring scrapbook spread she made and ponder if you could make one for a loved one you’re missing!
We are a close family of 16 people, and I cherish the time I have with my four adult children, my sons-in-law, my daughter-in-law and my seven grandchildren. Not being able to physically be together and to hug them during this pandemic has been very difficult for me, so I wanted to do a layout of each of my grandkids — starting with the youngest. I didn’t expect to shed tears doing this layout, but I did. I wrote a private message to this darling girl and put it in the small pocket from the Spring Medley Paper Pockets & Embellishments. It tells her how much I love her and how I am feeling during these hard times. I am hoping that when she reads it (and maybe rereads it years from now) it will be meaningful to her.
To create this layout, you will need:
- Spring Medley Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Spring Medley Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Spring Medley Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Spring Medley Paper Pockets & Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Spring Medley Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Cloud, Navy & White Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Baroque Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Petal Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Use your album pages or White Cardstock for the base of this layout.
Step 2: Use the Baroque Frame Punch to punch one side of one of the blue lined patterned paper.
Step 3: Use the Baroque Frame Punch and make three punches on one side of the other blue lined patterned paper. This will make the border on half of the second sheet.
Step 4: Use the Petal Frame Punch to punch the opposite side of both sheets of the blue patterned paper. Adhere the designer papers to your pages so that the Petal Frame border is on the bottom and the Baroque Frame border is on the top of each page.
Step 5: Use the Baroque Frame Border Punch to punch two borders from Cloud Cardstock, trim each borer to measure 1-1/4″. Adhere to the bottom of each page positioning it along the little triangles of the Petal Frame borders.
Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut mats from navy dandelion patterned paper as follows:
- Two 5″ x 7″ (4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ photos)
- Two 4″ x 6″ (3-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ photos)
- You will have room for two 4″ x 4″ photos (not matted) as well
Step 7: Cut a piece of light blue lined patterned paper and cut the following pieces: 5″ x 1″, 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ and 2-1/4″ x 1-3/4″.
Step 8: Using one mat from the variety mat pack, cut a journal box measuring 2-5/8″ x 4″.
Step 9: Cut a 4″ x 4″ from Navy Cardstock. Using the Baroque Frame Punch, make a frame. Cut this frame in half and attach to the journal box as shown.
Step 10: Adhere ABC/123 Stickers for the title, stickers, embellishments and photos to your layout.
Step 11: Optional: Write a note and place it in one of the small pockets from the Spring Medley Paper Pockets & Embellishments.
What do you like most about this spring scrapbook spread? Tell us in the comments below!
11 thoughts on “Show Appreciation to Loved Ones with this Spring Scrapbook Spread”
Thank You CM & Terri for sharing your inspiration with us! This is perfect for the Spring Medley Collection & the Baroque Punch! Two of my very FAVORITES! 💙📸
This is beautiful. I never thought of using the punch like this. Thanks.
I like all the punch work It looks very intricate 💕
I love how you used the punches
Thanks for sharing this layout with those punches. I will be making one soon.
I appreciate the real world layout. When I scrapbook, I always have varying sizes of photos, with horizontal and vertical prints, and it is great to see how Terri has handled hers. The stained glass look for the multiple of smaller photos grouped around the center one, is a terrific idea. Thank you so very much.
Ordering the new wooden frame to send with a page would be great! I did this pre-pandemic and sent an old page that meant more to my friend than it did to me so he could hang pictures of family and friends.
Thanks for the awesome feedback. This layout means a lot to me. Making these has helped me stay positive through this social distancing. I love the intricate punches that Creative Memories has created – gives layouts a beautiful look.
Awesome pages!!! Inspirational!!!
This page is loaded with HEART and emotion! So glad that scrapbooking is therapeutic for you during our social isolation time. Beautiful grandchildren and I am sure they cherish all that you do for them! You are an inspiration to all memory keepers!!
It’s great to see a page that pulls photos together from many different events. I am working on a scrapbook for my daughter with photos from 30 years ago and I don’t always have enough photos of one event to make a page. You have given me some ideas that are going to help a lot!