Step-by-Step: Oh Boy

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Article Courtesy by Sheredian Vickers

Colorblocking is a tried-and-true technique for creating layouts.  It provides a way to make photos the focal point while also enabling you to use up some remaining scraps.  In this layout, I was able to utilize pieces from layouts already created with the Fancy Pants Rough and Tough Collection.  Let me add that this paper kit is packed with so many goodies that I may be using it for months!



  1. Trim the background patterned paper to 11 ½” x 11 ½” and adhere to brown cardstock.
  2. Trim the “Oh Boy” strip from Title Strips patterned paper and ink edges with ColorBox Chestnut Roan.
  3. Adhere the “Oh Boy” title strip ½” from the bottom of the page.
  4. Select 2 photos (1 landscape and 1 portrait).
  5. Trim pieces of patterned paper to 3 ½” x 6” and 1 ½” x 4” and ink edges with ColorBox Chestnut Roan.
  6. Use the corner rounder to round the upper outside corners of the photo and patterned paper.
  7. Adhere the photos and paper blocks to the layout as shown.
  8. Cut 3 small strips of coordinating patterned paper and ink the edges. 
  9. Adhere the strips in the upper left corner.
  10. Punch out (or cut) a small heart and embellish it with bling.
  11. Use a pop dot to adhere the heart overlapping the paper strips in the upper left corner.

You can use various sizes of photos and coordinating patterned paper blocks if you desire.  Also, this layout design provides an opportunity to use as much or as few embellishments as you want.  Be sure to upload your layout to the Scrapjazz Gallery to share with us!


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