Seek Out Serenity With This Happy Place Scrapbook Layout

Due to the ongoing pandemic, many people may be missing out on their happy place or special locations these days, especially if it’s an indoor venue like a library, sports stadium or restaurant. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was missing one of her happy places lately, so she created a beautiful base for a happy place scrapbook layout! Take a look below!

Sachiyo’s Inspiration

What is your happy place? Is it the serenity of a beach? Or maybe, if you’re a serious scrapbooker, it’s your craft room! My happy place is surely my craft room, but I also find a lot of peace in a library. The scent of books, the sound of flipping pages and the excitement of finding the book that enriches your life. I love reading and so does my four-year-old son. We miss going to the library, but we still enjoy reading at home. 

Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

To create this layout you will need:

Step 1: Use the black dotted patterned paper as the base for this layout. Cut the white stripe patterned paper to measure 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere to the base.

Step 2: Using the inside of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the mint chevron patterned paper.

Step 3: Using the Diamond Arches Border Punch, punch three borders from the slate chevron patterned paper. Cut each border to a 1″ width. Cut a slit in between arches as shown. Bend the border by tucking the slit to form a circular shape. Adhere the border under the previously cut jumbo circle as shown. Add it to the base.

Step 4: Using the Bridge Border Maker Cartridge, punch the top and bottom of the “My happy place” mat. Cut each side of the mat to measure 3/4″ x 4″. Punch the top and bottom sides of the mat again. Adhere the previously cut 3/4″ borders under the mat, facing the moss green side up. Add it to the base using some Foam Squares.

Step 5: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.

What sorts of happy place scrapbook layout ideas will you create? Let us know in the comments below!

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