On this scrapbook page, I wanted to hide the edges of my photos on a busy pattern paper. However, I didn't want the paper to be overwhelming. It was a birthday party and the key colors I wanted to use were yellow and orange. Once again, I'm not a fan of orange but this layout needed it.
This birthday party was held at McDonald's back when the hamburger chain would host pre-arranged birthday parties. You and your guests would have a sectioned off part of the restaurant. A staff member would coordinate a Ronald McDonald cake, party games, and Ronald McDonald's party hats. We opened presents there and played on the small scale play ground out front involving rocking french fry thieves and hamburger heads. Back then, this set up was perfect for my working parents as we lived in a small apartment.
To balance busy floral paper, I clipped this to a circular shape. After adding a few more orange accents, the focus of this layout is more on the photos and story rather than the poorly cut photos. I'd love to see what you do to downplay some of your early scrapbooking mistakes. Share a link to your page in the comments section.
As promised, here is a list of pages where I overcame the short comings of my crop happy days:
- Downplaying Cut Photos
- Grid and pattern paper layout
- Two page cluster layout
- One page cluster layout
There are many different ways to make a scrapbook page that hide flaws. What are your favorite ways to disguise your cutting errors?
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