Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Layout of the Week #34- Cutting Photos into Circles

     Back when I first started scrapbooking, cutting photos into shapes was a big thing. There were all sorts of templates you could buy to help. Then shaped photos became a big no-no. Recently though, a photo cut tastefully into a circle has come back in vogue. That's what we'll be doing on our layouts this week.

You can create a layout similar to this using your own pattern paper and embellishments. Just follow these easy steps.

To create this layout, you'll need:
one 12"x12" piece of pattern paper
one piece of coordinating pattern paper trimmed to 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" (I used a page out of an old hymnal)
one piece of pattern paper measuring 6" x 1 1/2"
six 1" circles cut from paper that coordinates with your background
one 6" doily (got mine in a pack of 25 at the dollar store)
something to cut your photo into a circle (I used a Coluzzle; you could just trace around a saucer or Tupperware lid)
letter stickers for the title
paper for journaling
paper trimmer
optional: buttons

First adhere the pattern paper measuring 5 3/4 " x 8 1/4 " about 1" from the left side and 1" from the bottom of the background. Don't place adhesive on the left edge of this paper as we'll be sliding something underneath it in the next step.

See- the left side isn't glued down.
Now take your six 1" circles and place them halfway under your pattern paper. I started at either end and worked my way to the center. You may need to overlap them a little bit.

Once you adhere all the circles, you can place some adhesive on the back of the pattern paper to adhere the left side of the pattern paper.

Now adhere your doily overlapping your pattern paper.

Trim your photo into a circle and place it in the center of the doily. The doily acts as a frame.

Now take your strip of pattern paper measuring 6" x 1 1/2" and trim a notch off of each side.  Then cut it in half.
Line each half up so they are pointing notch side out from either side of the photo.

Print or write your journaling on a 2 1/2"  strip of cardstock and adhere it to the right side of the paper. I cut my journaling into boxes and alternated them.
Place your title across the bottom of the photo.
Optional: I used a label maker to print out a few words which I placed in the bottom right corner of the background and the top left corner of the smaller piece of pattern paper.

Here's where the optional buttons come in- see where I placed them? Right on either side of the photo.
That's it: we're done! Quick and easy, right?

     Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways.
Psalm 128:1
This post is linked to I Heart Naptime.

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