Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler: New Orleans Scrapbook Layout

New Orleans. NOLA. The Big Easy. Birthplace of Jazz. N’awlins. A city by many names, but all conjure the attitude of “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”) that hangs in the city’s humid air. New Orleans is a melting pot of so many cultures and people, and with that, many items to enjoy and see — the purple, green and gold beads and party parades of Mardi Gras, the history of the French Quarter, jazzy tunes enveloping the streets, the beauty of bayous and low-lying wetlands, ghost tours, the wafts of crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, red beans and rice, sweet and fluffy beignets and more delicious fare — there’s so much to love in this U.S. bucket-list city. Let’s, as they say in NOLA, “pass the good time” with this New Orleans scrapbook layout to relive those great times!

To create this layout you will need:

Check out the all the New Orleans themed scrapbooking supplies in the video below!

Step 1: Cut purple stars paper to measure 12″ x 7-1/2″ and adhere to the bottom of gold “NOLA” paper. 

Step 2: Cut seafood outlines paper to measure 12” x 1″ and adhere to the top of the layout.

Step 3: Use the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut a 12” x 1-1/4” strip from Dark Green Solid Cardstock.

Step 4: Use the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut a 12″ x 1″ strip from purple jazzy notes paper. Adhere this strip to the dark green strip. Adhere the border with Foam Squares underneath the seafood outlines paper strip for added dimension.

Step 5: Use the Masquerade Border Punch to punch borders from green alligators paper and purple stars paper. Adhere borders with Repositionable Tape Runner as shown.

Step 6: From the grid of various NOLA sayings paper, cut out a title box and journal box.

Step 7: Crop four photos to measure 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.

Step 8: From Dark Green Solid Cardstock, cut four 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ photo mats, a 4″ x 2-3/8″ mat and a 4″ x 6″ mat. Adhere photos, title and journal box to the mats. Adhere the pieces to the layout as shown using Foam Squares for the title piece for added dimension.

Step 9: Journal as desired.

Have you ever been (or do you live in) New Orleans? What are your go-to places of things to experience in NOLA? And what are your thoughts on the purples, greens and golds of the Let the Good Times Roll Paper Pack and this New Orleans scrapbook? Share with us and others!

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