Just Because | A Scrapbook Layout

Ah yes, I was able to do complete a layout from start to finish on my day off (thanks to a sketch from Scrapbook Generation!).

I’m really loving the new 24/Seven collection from Simple Stories! The colors are perfect for photos of my nephews and with the black accents in the paper, I was able to abandon the white backgrounds I’ve been using so much. The colors and the photo really pop on that black!

Quick tip: In this collection, the 4×6 cards have a printed phrase or journaling card on one side, but pattern paper designs on the other side. The larger arrow print was on the back of one of the 4×6 cards I knew I wouldn’t use. Likewise, I used my new flag punch on two of the 3×4 cards to mix in more patterns. Having these cards saved me from purchasing several 12×12 sheets of paper when all I really wanted was a small pieces for accents.

I double punched stars into the cork flags for more interest and added some wood veneer stars around the page for repetition. And lastly, I stamped the wrong date directly onto that journaling card. To fix it, I stamped the correct date on a matching scrap of paper and trimmed it to fit in the space.

Problem solved!

Do you have any cool tips for solving your layout mistakes?

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Love how you punched stars on some of the flags! Cool page!

  2. Such a great page, Tammy!
    You are right. That line looks great on black!
    And now I need to make sure I picked up that arrow paper when I bought some of that line!
    I think your nephew on the left looks a lot like you 🙂

  3. Such a cool page and so striking against the black, Tammy! I love how the banners go both horizontally and vertically.

  4. I might have to lift that dea of punching a star in the banner piece for a layout I have on my craft table right now! TFS

  5. Lovely LO.

  6. love the banner and the colors are so awesome against the black!

  7. Love the black background and the flags! I always forget about a black background, you’re right, it really does make everything pop!

  8. love how you put all of the colors on a dark background – looks great!

  9. This is such a great layout!
    I love the black background and your banner.
    I really like that you punched out the star shape out of the cork, so cool

  10. Great layout! Love the cork flags!!!


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