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About the Layouts
Technique: Vintage 12"x12" Pages
Designer: LeNae Gerig
By LeNae Gerig
What's the difference between a vintage page and a heritage page? LeNae has the answer: While both vintage and heritage pages may contain the same style of embellishments and distressing techniques, the answer really comes down to the photos. Vintage-style pages tend to feature more contemporary photos while heritage layouts focus on older photos and journaling to preserve a different era.
- Ink the edges of a 10"x8 1/2" piece of pink rose paper and glue it even with the right edge of the green rose paper, centered between the top and bottom. Add a burgundy mini brad to each left corner of the pink rose paper.
- Add a word clip to the top of a 5"x7" photo, then mat the photo on burgundy textured paper, trim the mat to 1/8" and ink the edges. Glue the photo over the left side of the pink rose paper. Glue the striped border across the page, overlapping the bottom of the photo. Use foam tape to attach the live, laugh, love cut-out over the striped border in the bottom left corner of the photo. Cut out alphabet tiles to spell girl and add a folded piece of burgundy grosgrain ribbon behind the top of the G and L tiles. Glue the tiles across the right end of the striped border.
- Mat a 3" square photo on ivory cardstock, trim the mat to 1/16" and ink the edges. Mat again on burgundy textured paper, trim the mat to 1/8" and ink the edges. Glue at an angle in the top right corner of the pink rose paper and use foam tape to attach a monogram alphabet tile over the corner of the photo.
- Layer the small burgundy silk flower on top of the large burgundy flower, then use Zots™ to attach the layered flowers over the bottom right corner of the square photo. Use foam tape to attach the special cut-out in the center of the layered flowers. Run ivory embroidery floss through the holes on a small burgundy and small ivory button, then use Zots™ to attach the buttons and artwork cut-outs surrounding the silk flowers.
- Use a black pen to write the subject's name and age onto the green tag cut-out. Punch a hole in the tab and run embroidery floss through, knotting the tails to form a loop. Glue the tag at an angle just to the left of the pink rose paper. Tie a 10" length of burgundy grosgrain ribbon into a shoestring bow. Use a Zot™ to attach the bow just to the left of the large photo with the tag's embroidery floss knot layered underneath.
By LeNae Gerig
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Believe it or not, pet pages dont have to be covered in pet-themed embellishments, LeNae says. They can be friendship and family oriented, too! LeNae used versatile dark brown and aqua papers to create this sleek, simple double-page spread. Keep the pet theme using photos of your own family dog or other furry friend, or try adapting the layout with friendship or masculine photos!
For the Left Page:
- Place the aqua paper with the floral corner in the bottom right. Ink the edges of a 3"x8 3/4" piece of brown/aqua dotted paper with black ink, then glue vertically over the left side of the page.
- Double-mat a 5"x7" photo on aqua textured paper, then ivory cardstock, trimming the mats to 1/16" and inking the edges of each brown. Add a series of three blue brads down the top left edge of the photo and glue the photo partially overlapping the dotted paper piece. Foam tape the What a happy day! cut-out overlapping the bottom left corner of the photo.
- Use a black pen to journal the year next to the bottom left corner of the dotted paper. Journal the word good onto the small tag and punch a hole in the top. Run ivory embroidery floss through the hole and knot to form a loop. Use foam tape to attach the tag at an angle above the photo, wrapping the loop around one of the brads in the corner of the photo. Attach alphabet tiles to spell dog to the right of the tag with foam tape.
For the Right Page:
- Place the brown paper with the floral corner in the bottom left. Ink the edges of a 3"x7 1/2" piece of aqua/brown dotted paper with brown ink, then glue vertically over the right side of the page.
- Double-mat a 7"x5" photo on aqua textured paper, then ivory cardstock, trimming the mats to 1/16" and inking the edges of each brown. Add a series of three blue brads down the bottom right edge of the photo and glue the photo partially overlapping the dotted paper piece. Glue the remember cut-out even with the bottom left edge of the photo and foam tape the It's a friend thing cut-out overlapping the top right edge of the photo.
- Use foam tape to attach alphabet tiles above the photo to spell the dog's name.