About this page:
Time is a very valuable commodity and a big obstacle when it comes to scrapbooking. A simple solution to this predicament? Finished in a Flash!™ kits from Hot Off The Press. With all the paper and embellishments to create 12 pages, they’re a terrific time saver! LeNae used the new Wedding Finished in a Flash!™ to create this two-page spread. Want to save time and still create a beautiful wedding layout? Follow LeNae’s steps below.
LeNae’s steps to making this layout
For the left page:
- Mat a 6”x9” photo, first on black, then on white cardstock, leaving a 1/8” border on each. Glue to the black flourish background paper.
- Cut an 8” length of the ivory ribbon. Knot one end and glue across the bottom of the photo with the knot on the left. Cover the right end of the ribbon with the “Our Wedding Ceremony” punch-out. (Tip: To get rid of the “nibs” on punch-outs, use a small piece of sandpaper or nail file to smooth all the edges before gluing to your project.) Glue to the bottom right of the photo.
- Punch out one large and two small flowers from the die cut page. Smooth edges with sandpaper. Insert a round black brad into the center of the large flower and black mini round brads into the centers of the small flowers. (Tip: If you have trouble pushing the brad through the paper, you can first poke a hole in the paper with an X-acto® knife or any other sharp pointed instrument.) Adhere the flowers to your page around the bottom right of your photo using foam tape to “pop” them off the page.
- Punch out “Kiss the Bride” from the die cut sheet and smooth the edges with sandpaper. Cut a 1” length of ivory ribbon. Fold the ribbon in half gluing the ends together. Use a Zot™ to adhere it to the back of the punch out. With foam tape, adhere the punch out to the top left area of the photo.
- Locate and punch out the “Introducing Mr. & Mrs.” label from the die cut page. Smooth the edges with sandpaper. Write or print the last name of the bride and groom on the line provided. To easily print on punch-outs, follow these easy steps:
- Type and print text on regular printer paper.
- Lay the printer paper over the punch-out to make sure the writing is the right size (you may have to try a couple of times to get the size right).
- Once you’ve determined that the writing will fit, use a small amount of removable adhesive and adhere the die cut on top of the paper so that it covers the writing.
- Hand feed the page back through the printer and re-print so the word now prints on the die cut. Give it a little time to dry so it doesn’t smear.
- Glue the label to the page above the right side of the photo.
For the right page:
- Mat a 5”x7” photo, first on black, then on white cardstock, leaving a 1/8” border on each. Glue to the other piece of black flourish background paper.
- Cut a 6” length of ribbon and knot one end. Glue across the bottom of the photo with the knot on the left.
- Mat a 2”x3” photo, first on black, then on white cardstock, leaving a 1/8” border on each. Glue at an angle between the larger photo and the page border as shown.
- Punch out one large flower. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and add a black brad to the center. Adhere to page, overlapping both photos.
- Punch out “The First Dance” die cut and add white ribbon loop following the same steps from page one. Adhere to the top left of the large photo.
- Finish the page by punching out “Our Wedding Reception” and “Wedding Bliss” die cuts and adhering to the page.