Signs Around Europe | A Scrapbook Layout

As I was going through all my photos after my trip to Europe (three years ago now…feels like yesterday sometimes!) I noticed that I snapped a bunch of photos of signs all throughout the trip. I thought they might make a fun collage layout.

I ended up printing two to four images on a 4×6 print — not only to save on printing costs but also because I wanted to to keep this to one 12×12 page.

Because the photos take up so much room, there wasn’t much I could do from a design perspective. I cut my main background paper — Bourbon Street from Basic Grey’s Carte Postale collection — to 11×11 and mounted it on a blue diagonal striped paper from Echo Park. I wanted inked edges but wanted to keep it subtle so I went with Tim Holtz’s Pumice Stone distress ink.

I had some leftover Ocean Drive paper, also from Basic Grey’s Carte Postale collection, that came in my September Cocoa Daisy kit (I am still trying to use up the last bits from this kit!). I used a 1 3/4 inch circle punch to cut out three of the globes and randomly added them in a visual triangle around the page. Adding to each cluster, I cut a few collections of stamps from Park Avenue. I also pulled out some die cuts and one of the 3×4 cards from Carte Postale’s waterfall pack.

I covered up the word “want” on the 3×4 and changed it to “got” and checked off the six cities I visited during the trip. I had signs from each, so that turned out to be a perfect embellishment for this layout. I added a label behind the card and that gave me space to add the title. For the finishing touch, I added a few puffy geotag stickers from Skippings 5 and cork arrows from Fancy Pants.

I love how this layout turned out and it will be a fun break in my album in between all of the two-pagers. Do you ever take photos of signs you see around you on a daily basis?

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13 Comments

  1. So much fun! I love this kind of layouts! What a great way to use those sign photos!

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  2. You do the best travel layouts, Tammy! Love the page and layering!

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  3. I love that printed the pics smaller! Great idea! Love these papers too!

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  4. Love this! All the sign pics make such an interesting page!

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  5. This is a great way to use a lot of photos. Great layout!

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  6. Love this! I love taking pictures of signs. I think it adds so much dimension to a photo set from vacation.

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  7. What a great idea!! Love how this turned out!!

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  8. What a great way to scrap a trip! Love this idea. Also a great tip to print smaller sizes on 4×6. Wonderful layout!

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  9. Such a great layout, I love the photos and the inked edges.
    I put a lot of my photos in the smaller form like you did, I get to fit more photos on a page or perfect size for my smash book.
    As for taking photos of signs..I have. I have made many trips down the transCanada hwy starting at the age of 4. That I had an idea to do a page or mini book of the signs I have taken over the years….
    As for the book giveaway…shhhhh, I have more chances to win, lol.

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  10. Great idea! I love the different signs and it all comes together.

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  11. ok i totally love this idea. i never thought of taking photos of the signs!!!! love everything

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  12. great page! love that yellow strip and the composition!

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  13. This is gorgeous!!! Love all the details here and there.

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