Step-by-Step: Swell Mom

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Article Courtesy by Jaime Warren

My youngest daughter is not a big fan of the camera.  She gives me some crazy looks when the camera is pointed in her direction!  I love this little quirk of hers and wanted to document it.  Here is the end result:






  1. I cut the yellow patterned paper in half and then trimmed one half in two pieces, so that it fit in the center of my layout, with a small gap in between.  I rounded the corners and then attached both pieces to the background sheet.


  2. I selected three different patterned papers and punched border strips using a border punch.  I cut those down to fit in between my two sheets of patterned paper and then attached them so that they were overlapping.


  3. I used two photos for this layout.  I attached them so that they were each tilted slightly.


  4. I attached the chipboard shapes to the right of my centered design.  I used several different chipboard pieces, stacking them for added dimension.  I also used a chipboard piece for my title, adding the cardstock stickers to complete it. 


  5. I printed out my journaling and then cut it into strips.  I attached it to the left of my centered design, above my photos.


It's a simple layout but the added dimension of the chipboard gives it that extra something!  I can't wait to see what you create using this step-by-step project!

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