Go With The Motion Of The Ocean With This Tropical Scrapbook Layout

Did you know nearly 97% of the Earth’s water can be found in the ocean? With that much influence on our planet, that means a lot can be done and enjoyed on our waters — whale watching, getting to snorkel amongst coral reefs and exotic fishes, surfing, sail boating and more! No matter what suits your seaside fancy, this tropical scrapbook layout that brings a high tide of creativity!

Tropical scrapbook layout with photos of a family on a beach, floral embellishments and journaling.

To create this layout you will need:

Step 1: Use a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout.

Step 2: Cut out the inside of the Navy Solid Cardstock with the 12-inch Trimmer, leaving a 1-1/4″ frame. Set aside the inside piece for the photo mats.

Step 3: Use a piece of Island Waters Solid Cardstock as the base for the “swells.”

Step 4: To cut the swells, line the top edge of the paper up to the top of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, then cut/pull the blade down. Then flip the piece of paper, placing the edge of the paper to the top edge of the trimmer, then cut/pull blade up. Repeat this step with a variety of hues/patterns of paper. Cut a total of 22 “swells.” Adhere to the cardstock. Cut the Island Waters Solid Cardstock to measure 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. Adhere to the navy frame.

Step 5: Using the inside piece of the Navy Solid Cardstock, cut two photo frames to measure 4-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere to the layout.

Step 6: Adhere photos that measure 4″ x 5″.

Step 7: Adhere stickers/embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.

Step 8: Journal as desired.

What beach or ocean memories would you wave onto this tropical scrapbook layout? Do you like the waving swells on this project? Share you thoughts (and other added ideas!) with us and others!

7 thoughts on “Go With The Motion Of The Ocean With This Tropical Scrapbook Layout

  1. I love the look but unless you have scraps you are cutting into a lot of different 12×12 pieces of paper to accomplish this look.

    1. You’ve got to admit, the inspiration of this design is innovative! Create as instructed or put your own twist on it! That’s the BEAUTY of scrapbooking – there is no wrong way!

  2. Hi Elizabeth–While creating this layout, I used design principles—to make the photos the focal point. While decorative is not everyone’s cup of tea, this is a layout in which I was asked by CM to focus and show off the papers. :-)

  3. This does show off the papers nicely. While it’s to busy for my taste, I think it would have gone over better with a bigger pic. The smaller pics seem swallowed in a sea of paper….. maybe that was the point.

  4. I love it Melissa. It may not be a page you would have all through your album but it would be a great title page and the black mats show off the photos well. I think it is great we have different blog contributors with different styles and we can take from the blog what we will. We don’t have to scraplift every page as is. There is no reason that those that find this too fussy can’t make a border with the same principles. To me the blog is there to get the creative juices flowing not for us to copy everything as is. We all have different photos so it will never look the same anyway. I am very grateful for all you guys contribute

  5. I wouldn’t want to use so much different paper. I would do this as a border but not a whole 12 x 12.

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