Monday, May 28, 2012

July 4th Scrapbook Page

Here's another project I created for the Heartland Paper design team.  I left out the photos for now because it's just an idea and I never seem to have any great pictures from the 4th of July.  They're all pretty average.  I do better with my pictures when the subject is perfectly still.  :)

I used the Authentique "Glory" collection for pattern papers and embellishments. Instead of the traditional red, white and blue color scheme, it's more of a red, blue and cream color scheme.  Fun for a change.

This page is based on a sketch by Susan Stringfellow. This sketch was suggested for the May scrapbook challenge on the Silhouette Plus forum, so I'm entering this page there.

I simply can't make a scrapbook page without getting my Silhouette involved. I wanted a great accent for the page so I designed a camera, which I'm sharing with you in a Studio file.  Or, there is a printable PDF in case you scrapbook without a Silhouette and want to trace and cut the camera by hand. I cut two of the rings to stack for extra depth, then went a step further and added Glossy Accents to the ring to give it a slick look. (If you have a trick for getting rid of all those tiny air bubbles I'd love to hear it.)

I also cut the title out of cardstock with my Silhouette. The camera, the "July 4th" title, and the corner pennants are all popped off the page with 3D foam adhesive. I like dimension without bulk on my pages. I sketched and cut the journaling block in two stages (sketch the lines first in the Silhouette with the outer edge cut line turned off, then cut just the outer edge with the blade while the inner lines are turned off). I used my favorite black Micron 05 pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for that.

Another feature of this page is the word border I put down one side of the blue cardstock paper block. I used a clear Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen in my Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in my Cameo. I tried quite a few different pens, but this clear Stardust pen gave me the most zing! on the dark blue paper.  A silver Silhouette sketch pen does a nice job, too.

If you want to download the Studio file that includes the camera cut file, the journaling spot sketch/cut file, the decorative shape, and the sketch word border, just click the image below.

If you want a printable PDF so you can cut those elements out by hand, click on this image below.

Pattern Paper: Glory collection by Authentique (1 pg. "Liberty", 1 pg "United")
Stickers: Glory Details by Authentique
Cardstock: Bazzill Smoothies (Brick, Moody Blue, Kraft, Blueberry Pie, black) 1 pg. each
Black baker’s twine (<12”)
Glossy Accents dimensional glaze
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen, clear
Cat's Eye Chalk inkpad, creamy brown
3D foam adhesive, other adhesive
Cut files and printable PDF available from download links above
Fonts:  Japan, Jivetalk


  1. So cute! Thank you for sharing! I love Love LOVE the 4th of July!

  2. Thanks for sharing your layout and file.

  3. Thanks, ladies! I'm glad you like it. :)

  4. Great page! I still use my "bad" 4th of July pics as some are better then none!!
    Love your lil camera and journaling shape!

  5. Thanks for the download!

  6. Love this layout! I agree, the Gelly Roll pens are the looks awesome on the navy card stock! Love the camera too! :D