Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Layout of the Week # 59- Patriotic Layout

     I thought it would be fun to do a patriotic layout this week with tomorrow being the Fourth. Hopefully, you'll get some photos tomorrow that you can use in this tutorial. Or, like me, you can break out some older photos!

Here's the layout we'll be creating.

To make it, you'll need:
one piece of white 12"x12" cardstock
three blue paint chips measuring 5" x 3 1/4"
three red paint chips measuring 5" x 3 1/4"
(my paint chips are the Glidden chips from Home Depot)
one small flag measuring about 4" x 6"
few strips of ribbon or decorative tape
letter stickers for the title
pen for journaling
photo trimmer
Note: if you don't want to use paint chips or a small flag, feel free to replace them with
blue and red pattern papers
Leaving a 1/2" border at the left and right sides, lay down you paint chips alternating colors. Two paint chips should butt up to one another making a long vertical strip for a total of three long strips. There should be 1/2" in between each vertical strip.
Now, using two or three horizontal photos, trim them so they form one long strip across the center of the paint chips.

Trim your flag in half horizontally. Adhere the top half centered above the photos and the bottom half centered below the photos. I used double sided tape to adhere mine. Glue Dots would work as well.

Write your journaling around the outer edges of the paint chips.
Place your title below the right photo. Part of my title overlapped the flag.
Place two strips of ribbon or decorative tape along the top left edge of the photos and one piece along the bottom right edge of the photo above the title.
That's it! You can't beat a six step layout tutorial!
I actually used the supplies I had left over from the patriotic bunting I made on Monday!
Thank you for stopping by and God bless.
Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name.
1 Chron. 29:13

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