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How to Make a great Scrapbooking Page with a Girl Scouting theme

Updated on February 16, 2016

My creative journey continues as I create more easy scrapbook layouts using my Cricut Create Personal Cutting Machine. The multiple shapes and cutouts created using the Cricut makes the creative juices run wild because your imagination runs wild too. 

This particular scrapbook layout had very few steps once I was able to determine the size and shape that I wanted for each photo in the layout.  The theme was my daughter's "bridging" from Brownie Girl Scouts to Junior Girl Scouts with me as one of her Girl Scout leaders.  A very rewarding experience I must say.

Scrapbooking and Card Making using a Cricut is also a fun experience, the scrapbooking supplies are easy to find at any specialty store or the craft department of a department store.

Specifics

  • Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

This is a correspondence themed cartridge, filled with cutouts such as ink pots, stamps, quills, and beautiful designs. You can create phrases, tags,envelopes,and so much more. Perfect for a beginner's collection of Cricut Cartridges.

  • Pressure: High
  • Speed: Medium
  • Blade Depth: #2

I used a wonderful collection of papers created by the DCWV company; it is called Stack 7. A huge variety of both plain and patterned papers, some heavy weight and some light weight.

Photo Layers

Using my Cricut, I was able to create three different layers for each photo in the scrapbook layout. This gave the entire scrapbook layout more of a 3D look. The size of your photo entirely determines the sizes of each of the three layers. I've created a simple table below to help you determine your sizes.

Photo Size Chart

Photo
Cricut Dial Setting
Finished Size
3 3/4"
3 3/4
3 3/4 x 4 3/4
4"
4
4 x 5 1/4
4 1/4
4 1/4
4 1/4 x 5 1/2
4 1/2
4 1/2
4 1/2 x 5 3/4
Step 1
Step 1
Step 2
Step 2
Step 3
Step 3
Step 4
Step 4
Step 5
Step 5

Step by Step

Step 1: Cut 3 of <Card1>, page 65 using just the keyboard key alone. Make each layer one increment of size, 1/4", bigger than the other.

Step 2: Adhere the smallest layer to the middle layer, then adhere both to the biggest layer. Adhere each photo to the top layer, spacing the photo in the middle.

Step 3: Using either scissors or your Cricut, I suggest <Postage>, page 53, Cut 1 3"x3" plain cardstock for your journaling area. I used my ProvoCraft Paper Shapers #34-0003, which had a similar pattern to the <Card1> layers.

Step 4: Adhere the journaling cardstock piece in the middle of the scrapbook layout as shown, arrange your complete photos/layers around the journaling piece.

Step 5: I chose to purchase some great embellishments with the official Girl Scout logo. Simply arrange and adhere your embellishments around the photos. Add a couple of small hand-tied bows

Handy Items to Have

I purchased and used a wonderful item for adhering my photos to scrapbook layouts and cards that I create.

I used to use a tape runner product but found that it either wound up twisted or failed to dispense so I switched to an adhesive pen. The pen manufactured by ZIG is fantastic!! It is the 2-way adhesive pen.

From K&Company I found a wonderful Embellishment Flip Pack containing a variety of mix and match Girl Scout items which worked perfectly. It is called the Embellishment Flip Pack for Girl Scouts. Contains 78 pieces of Junior Girl Scout items and I did see a similar packet of Brownie and Daisy Girl Scout items too.

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