Hello there One Little Bird fans! Christine here and I’m excited to share a 2-page layout that I made with the beautiful Gramercy Road collection that Peppermint designed for Gossamer Blue! Believe it or not, this is actually my first 8.5×11 2-pager. I’ve always wanted to do 8.5×11 pages because it’s awesome for printing journaling and digital elements on the background. I finally got to do it and I’m thrilled with how it turned out!
Yes, this is a two-page scrapbook layout about earlier this year when Peppermint came to visit me in San Diego and we finally got to scrapbook together! This was the sixth time we have seen each other, but we’ve never actually scrapbooked together before. If you’ve listened to The Digi Show in the past, you have probably heard the story of how Peppermint & I met online in digital scrapbooking forums in 2008. We’ve been friends ever since. When I was thinking about my next project using Gramercy Road, I thought it was fitting that I use a collection that Peppermint designed to document the story of our first time scrapbooking together.
Gramercy Road has beautiful A and B side papers. I used the B-side of Cedar Creek paper as the background for the left side of my page. I also love all the tags in the collection and love to use them for layering on my pages. Another favorite of mine are the die cut ephemera pack. I love all the little bits in there for layering around my photo.
Every time I make a layout with Gramercy Road, I have to use the rose foil alphabet stickers. They are so shiny and beautiful, it’s hard to resist! For both of my pages, I put the alphabet stickers on vellum first, then I sewed the whole piece down onto the page with my sewing machine.
I typed up my journaling in Photoshop, then I printed it out onto my white cardstock background for the right-side page. This is definitely an advantage of making 8.5×11 pages, since I don’t have a wide-format printer that can print on 12×12 cardstock.
I kept it simple on the right side so that the focus is on the photo. I stapled the “I love this one” word strip to the photo, and adhered the “Yes Please” circle to the top of the photo with foam adhesive so it’s popped up. They are both from the die cut ephemera pack.
I can tell you that after making two 12×12 pages and two 8.5×11 pages with Gramercy Road, I love it more than ever. I love creating with the collection! It is so versatile and everything works so beautifully together.
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I’ve been scrapbooking since 2008. I love to tell my life stories with photos and pretty papers. I live in Southern California with my husband Todd and our cat Noodle. I work full-time as a financial analyst for a high-tech company. I love to eat, which means I try to workout as often as possible to offset my intake. I also love to read, knit/crochet, make cards, stamp, sew, and get my hands into anything crafty.