Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Film Scrapbook Page

Difficulty: Moderate
Have you ever had a time where you were trying to take a serious picture and everyone in it kept acting goofy so you went with it and now have tens of silly photos with nothing really to do with them? My family is pretty silly and it seems this happens more often than not. While the one serious picture turned out fine, it seemed like such a waste to not do more with all of the fun ones we got.
Capture many poses then arrange small 2″x3″ photos on glossy black paper to create this filmroll look.  Be as silly as you like and mix and match the pictures to create this lovely memory page.

Tools Needed:
  • Cricut
  • George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
  • Cricut Design Studio
  • Glossy Black Paper
  • Acid free double-sided tape
  • Glue
  • 2″x3″ Photos
  1. I used Photoshop to resize regular digital images and create 4″x6″ images out of 4 2″x3″. When I had them printed I only paid for 1 print but got 4 smaller pictures. Most places have a “wallet” option for pictures which will give you 2″x3″ pictures but they are all the same, I wanted variety. This extra step really helped and saved some money.
  2. I cut the pictures using a paper trimmer with a clear ruler so I could be sure that I was exactly on the dividing line.
  3. Using Cricut Design Studio set the size to 1/4″ and placed rounded squares going down the page leaving a small gap between them. Leave a 3″ wide space then do the same on the other side.
  4. Cut 2 strips of glossy black paper 3 3/4″x12″ and place one on Cricut mat. Be sure to line the paper up exactly with the line so the cuts are in the right place. Cut out the design.
  5. Repeat the process of cutting out the paper again for the second strip.
  6. Using double-sided tape attach the pictures to your filmstrip leaving a small gap in between pictures. Leave one 2″ gap for the year if you are planning on including that. You may need to trim the one on the top or bottom on the strip, having the images going all the way to the end of the paper makes it even more attractive, even if you have to crop one.
  7. Cut out a 2″ yellow star and a year (optional) using your Cricut.
  8. Cut thin 1/8″ strips of variously colored paper and glue them to the background sheet
  9. Attach the star and film strips to the page using glue dots or double-sided tape.
  10. Attach year to empty space on film strip. I used foam glue dots so it was raised off of the paper a bit.
  11. Voila! A stunning scrapbook page that you will love for years to come.