Apples | A Scraplifted Scrapbook Layout

Welcome to the second installment of my mini scraplifting series. Today and for the next few posts, I’ll be sharing a new layout I’ve created using a few of my favorite layouts from 2013 as inspiration.

For my layout today, I used this Born To Be Gamers layout as the inspiration.

The strips. It was all about the paper strips. Instead of going vertical, I flipped them and laid the strips horizontally on this layout. This is a great way to use up some 6×6 paper pads. I used Crate Paper’s Acorn Avenue and DIY Shop. There are also a few patterns from one of My Mind’s Eye 6×6 collections.

Rather than using 3 smaller photos, I used two larger square photos but kept the placement about the same on the layout. You’ll get more mileage out of your inspiration or sketch by changing it up. Take it in a different direction or flip it or rotate it. While there might be some similarities, the finished layout will probably look very different than the original.

For this one, I did not stitch around the outside of the paper strips, but I did ink the edges of all the papers. I loved the looped jute on the first layout so much, that I had to add it to this layout as well. In this case, I used the jute to create a line across the page to support the title, the wood veneer embellishments and the heart clip.

For my title, I used a naked chipboard alphabet that came in last month’s Cocoa Daisy kit. I wanted to add a warm tone, so I heat embossed the letters with a copper embossing powder. They turned out so well! That is one technique that I turn to often when I need to change the color of something. And heat embossing takes really well to naked chipboard.

Having grown up in Washington state with apple trees in the backyard, I thought it was time to document the love so a few months ago I snapped a few photos of recent apple creations.

Do you ever scrapbook the foods you love?

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Love the patterned paper strip design, Tammy! The twine running across the page looks great too! You scraplift yourself beautifully. πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve scrapbooked foods I love several times, but I just realized I need to do a layout about Mama’s biscuits!

    I’m enjoying this series & am adding “scraplift myself” to my list of FUN things to do in February! :>)

  3. I have a TON of 6×6 paper pads, what a great way to use them! (Especially since they’re already so well coordinated, right?) I don’t think I’ve ever done a layout about food yet, I’m still learning to be better at cooking it πŸ™‚

  4. Fab layout, Tammy! Love the twine across all of the other elements to really tie it all together!

  5. LOVE this – fabulous way to use patterns!

  6. Love the heart accents really nice!
    Apples look so good wish we could get some that would last more than a day. πŸ™‚

  7. I really like how you used the patterned paper strips and the twine. Great embellishment choices too. Cool page. Michelle t

  8. Such a great layout….it looks so yummy πŸ˜‰
    I like the tip of embossing your letters!
    I too like the looped twine.

  9. You would never even know that one had been scrap lifted from the other! Changing up the orientation of the strips was a great way to do that! I scrap about our food all the time!!

  10. Awesome! I do love paper strips, so many patterns on one page!

  11. This is a great page!
    I love the paper strips and the warm colors.
    Plus the title work.
    Just great all around!

  12. I love this! Even without stitching, the inking around the edge adds a lot of depth.


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