It’s been a while since I’ve shared a scrapbooking process video and today, not only do I have a video for you, but I also have a free electronic cut file and layered Photoshop template to inspire you to create and ode to something in your life!
First things first, here are the free download packages. (Note: files are zipped and should begin downloading when you click on the images.)
You will need Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to use my layered template. The photos in the design are all 2 x 3 inches. Use the layered template as your base for the journaling and subhead, as I did for my layout, turning off all the layers you don’t need before printing onto your choice of cardstock! Change the journal and subhead font to suit your style and taste.
The star of this page is the ODE cut file.
I love the trend of the chunky word outlines that you fill in with patterned paper. I simply cut out each scrap of patterned paper using my Silhouette Cameo to get those perfectly cut fills for the outlined letters.
For my big subject, I used my new Archie Solid Jr. alpha dies. These are very small letter and number dies that are perfect for when you need smaller words on a layout. Because they are so small, I am not going to cut apart this set! I just run the whole thing through my die cut machine every time I need new letters.
Of course, the inspiration for this layout was the story. I really don’t love to create layouts unless there is a story I am compelled to document. This one, about a cabinet that I’ve had for more than half my life, felt worth of a little paper and glue.
Here is the video showing how I put the page together, plus a really great tip for lining up either die cut letters or stickers. Hint: it involves something invented by Jennifer McGuire’s husband.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the free downloads. If you create something and share on social media, please by all means, tag me at @czdesign so I can se what you’re creating!
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Tracey Landt says
Love it Cathy! I would do a layout like that. Some people would look at me very strangely, but little things matter.
Love your work and your thought process. Keep sharing.
Cathryn Zielske says
Thanks so much, Tracey!
Love this! Especially love the large, chunky letters with the patterned papers inset. Press-n-Seal is a great idea, but another useful tool/trick is drywall mesh joint tape. The sticky side is perfect for gripping the letters right off the Silhouette cutting mat (using a lift tool/spatula) and the grid pattern helps to line the letters up on the scrapbook page! Found this trick on-line and have been using it ever since! Gotta love it when everyday items find a useful purpose for scrapbooking!! =)
Suzy, do you use the fiberglass tape?
Kay Gregory-Clark says
Cathy, I’m so glad to see you’ve made a scrapbook page!! And, I really love the layout. Thanks so much for the freebies—I was all set to buy the template and then saw it was free!
Lynn M says
Thanks Cathy – love the story!
Sue Ogden says
Neat idea with the Press N Seal! Thanks for the free files as well!
Many thanks for the freebies – I loved seeing your hybrid scrap booking process, Cathy!