Sunday, May 7, 2017

NSD 2017 - Team Suzanne's Double Page Scrapbooking Layout

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's time for our 3rd NSD Challenge.
A big welcome to Suzanne as she brings us her first Aunty Vera project... in the form of her NSD Challenge.

Get ready to scrap! But first.... a look at the prize......

TWO scrapbooking collection kits - Echo Park's Everyday Memories and MME's In Bloom. So exciting!

To be in the draw for this prize, simply enter Team Suzanne's challenge.
Ready, Set......... SCRAP!!....

Hi everyone. This is my first project for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft Creative Team, and let me say that I'm so excited to be joining the Creative Team for the next few months.  National Scrapbook day is on May 6th and I would love to show you how I go about some seriously cute but simple Scrapbook pages.  Now, as you know, this is a challenge and I would love you to join me.  Amira, Lolly, Vera and I will all be doing different challenges and there are going to be prizes awarded to random winners from each persons challenge.   Hopefully, we will be the winning team. There will also be a grand prize winner chosen from all entries.

Theme :- Love the Journey
Double Page Layout
I am going to create a double page layout with the Mademoiselle collection from Kaisercraft.  The background papers are a neutral creamy colour, and to this I have added a border strip from another paper in the collection.  These run horizontally on the page and forms the base of what are going to be border clusters on each page.
The Mademoiselle Collection from Kaisercraft

Horizontal strips to form the base of my border clusters
Next, I used some of my dies to cut 10 different circles (2 of each) and layered them up so that I had 10 circle embellishments (5 for each page).  All the edges have been distressed.  I then diecut some very simple flowers for four of the circle embellishments and added some bling to the centre.  These are placed on the left hand page circles. I also cut out two leafy branches to add to the top and bottom flower embellishment.  For the left hand circles I diecut four butterflies to go on top of the circles.  For the middle circles on each border cluster I made different embellishments.  I diecut a birdhouse, bird and branch for the left hand side and a basket and flowers for the right hand side. 

cut 20 circles and layer them up to form 10 embellishments for the border cluster

Die cut some simple flowers and leaves to add to the border cluster (left hand side)

die cut butterflies for the right hand border cluster

Birdhouse, bird and branch for the left hand page and basket of flowers for right hand border cluster

After that, I fussy cut two sentiments from another paper in the collection, one for each page and also some butterflies from another page.  I also diecut the words Cherish and Love to add to the pages.  I have also made a small journaling booklet from four of the 3x 4 cards.

For the frames for the photographs, I used another kaisercraft die called circle vines.  Because this die is so flimsy, I diecut it from coordinating card stock twice for each frame  (4 pink/apricot and 4 brown). I then glued two cardstock frames together before cutting it again from decorative paper and adding that on top.  On top of that I added another layer of the same diecut in green, but I only used the leaves and flourish part of the diecut. (It is easy to cut out the pieces you don't need).   I then diecut some little flowers to add to the leaf and flourish part of the frame.  I added a small flatback pearl to centre of each flower.

die cut the frame 2 times with cardstock, once with patterned paper and once with green.
Here are the pages when everything is all laid out ready to add your photographs.

The finished layout

Here is the layout after I have added some photographs to the layout and some close ups of the page.  These pages tell a story about each of my children and the wonderful friendships that they formed during their school lives and how those friendships endure today even though they do not see each other every day like they did at high school.

Left hand page with photographs added of my beautiful Emma at High School Formal afternoon sendoff
right hand side with photographs added of my handsome son Ryan on his highschool formal afternoon
the finalised double layout

This is the small booklet I made from the collections which I have done a small amount of journaling in.

This layout is very simple and can be recreated even if you don't have the collection of paper I used or the dies that I used.   Just stick to one collection, so that you know that everything matches and go with a lovely neutral background paper, and you can't go wrong.  I really hope that everyone has a go at creating a scrapbook page for the challenge or even a double page layout.  You can post your projects to Aunty Veras' facebook page by May 31 (Australia) and May 30 (U.S.) I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

 Cheers...  Suzanne

You can view the video of how I created these pages HERE.

Challenge details  Create a single or double page layout.  It does not have to be exactly like mine but must feature at least one photo and some journaling

Submit your project photo(s) in one of these ways:  
1)  Post on Vera's Facebook page where a special ALBUM has been created jsut for this occassion
2)  Post on Vera's crafty group. We've created an ALBUM there too.
3)  Email Vera: with NSD 2017 - Team Suzanne as the subject

Submit your photo no later than May 31 Australian Eastern Standard time.  If you are in the U.S. no later than the evening of May 30.  Please note that by submitting your photo(s), you agree to let Aunty Vera use your pictures on her blog.   A random winner will be chosen from all the entries to my challenge, a winner from Lolly's challenge, a winner from Amira's challenge and a winner from Vera's challenge, and then, a grand prize winner will also be chosen from all four challenges! 

Good luck and most importantly - have fun!


  1. Just beautiful. Definitely want to give this one a go 💕💕

  2. Love this hun, totally inspiring xx

  3. Absolutely stunning Suzanne
    You should be pleased with this one.
    Awesome explaining xxx


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