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Fran’s Step by Step

Fran’s Step by Step

Fran has designed a really quick layout using lots of those Chrissy shots on one page without making it overcrowded.  This design could also be adapted for other events.

Fran has printed off 10 “index” size photos and made them all black and white, as she was using bold coloured papers.


  • cardstock for your background
  • 3 pieces of pp (SL Life At the Pole – Garland Galore and Reindeer Kisses
  • 2 embellishments (Kaiser Bling tree and Collections heart)
  • alphabet (AC Darling chipboard in white)
  • black pen

Step One – Trim your cardstock to 8.5 x 11 inches.  Fran has used the new Sasafrass Lass “Life at the Pole” papers, one of which already had a scalloped pattern, so she just cut around it.  Adhere this across your page just up from the bottom as shown.

Step Two – arrange your photos on the bottom half of the page how you want them to appear and adhere.

Step Three – add a small cluster of embellishments to the top right corner of your photos.  Fran has used a Kaiser Bling Christmas Tree and also just a punched out piece of the pp for the circle, drew around the edge and then added a Collections heart to it.  Embellishments don’t have to be expensive.

Step Four – add an extra strip of pp along the right hand bottom of your photos – use the die-cut borders that come on the edge of the Sasafrass Lass papers – these are perfect, but you could even use a piece of ribbon if you like.  Staple this to the page.

Step Five – make another scalloped border using the Fiskars Threading Water punch – or whatever you have.  Again Fran has used the co-ordinating SL papers.  Put this border along the top of the photos.

Step Six – add your title along the top of the photos, with a subtitle under the photos.  Draw around the edge of your cardstock to create a frame.  You are now finished!


With the strips of paper and alphabet, you have created a frame around the photos, keeping the focus on them all, even though there are lots!

If you are a 12 x 12 scrapper, you could simply mount this layout onto 12 x 12 and leave as is, or you could slightly change your photo size and scap as per Fran’s instructions!



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