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Friday Layout from a sketch

Hello and welcome once again to Scrapbook Blessings Club Friday Layouts. My name is Barbara and I am going to show you how to use a sketch along with design principles to make the layout completely yours. We are going to use the cricut today as well
Tip for the day: Do use sketches, but think it out and make it your own by using design principles such as balance, repetition, rule of thirds, etc

This is a  photo of my completed project for today:
This is my husband's birthday from last year. He is holding a card I made him in the middle photo.

Full sheet of 12x 12 paper for background
two strip of pp cut 1.5 inches wide by 12 inches long
Four borders cut with your cricut or other die cutting machine. 
The one on the right is a combo of two strips, one is 2 inches and the small one is .75 inches wide
The border combo on the left has one cut at 3 inches wide and the other one is 1 inch wide
Strip of pp for the middle that is 5 inches wide and 12 inches long
Two tags one is 3" x 4"  the other is 2.5" x 3"
3 die cut circles from pp two are 2 " and one is 1.5"
Letter stickers
embellishments for your tags

First here is the sketch:
This is an old page maps sketch. 
First I used the design principle of repetition. I made two borders for each side to achieve balance.
To get the borders to be a full 12 inches long, place the border diagonally across your mat in CCR. But, before you turn your border diagonally put the length to 12 inches.
Then your borders will look like this:
Then I glued them together like this:

I made and decorated two tags. Remember to get the sides of you tags straight, cut the right corner off, turn the cut piece over and line it up on the left upper corner and use as a template to cut the left corner off.
Now begins the fun. Cut your other pieces of pp as listed in the recipe above and begin to lay out your pieces. Do not glue anything yet as you are building up your layers.
Lay out the background pieces first like you see above and then add the tags and circles like this:
Then add your photos the way you want them. Then remove each layer, one at a time starting with the top layer. Place the top layer at the bottom of the pile you are going to make of your layers. This way they are in the order they need to be to be glued down on your background pp. 
And a picture of the finished product again:
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you learned something new. As always, please ask any questions you may have and someone from the DT will get back with you. 
Comments are always appreciated. 
Hope you have a Scrapbook Blessing kind of day.
Make every day a day worth scrapbooking to quote my friend Ryann.

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


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