Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Graphic 45 By The Sea Layout Tutorial


Graphic 45 is featuring some By The Sea projects today, including a card by fellow design team member Romy, and this family-friendly layout tutorial by yours truly! This is a photo of my dear friend and her baby boy. When I first saw this photo on her Facebook page, I just loved it and knew I wanted to scrap it! My original plan was to use Sweet Sentiments and make a boy-themed page. But once I found out how much my friend loved By The Sea, I figured the nautical line would be just perfect!

I was quite tickled to see a sneak peek of my layout every week last month. It was a fun surprise not just for me, but for my friend whose picture is in my layout. 

Thanks so much for looking! Before I move onto the tutorial, I wanted to tell you about a special contest going on with Graphic 45 and Snapguide. If you love upcycling items into fabulous creations, click here to enter or learn more! You'll need to create a Snapguide account and create an easy guide. 


12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea By The Sea
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Beachcomber
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Set Sail
Graphic 45 By The Sea Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 By The Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 By The Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags – Ivory
Stickles – Diamond, Copper


Step 1. Take By The Sea paper, lighthouse side face up, and fussy cut the border.

Step 2. Attach border with foam dots to Set Sail paper, stripe side up.

Step 3. Take Beachcomber paper and cut off a 5 3/8” x 7 3/8” piece. Adhere a 5” x 7” photo on top.

Step 4. Set aside (2) ivory artist trading tags.

Step 5. Locate the following chipboard pieces.  

Step 6. Locate the following pieces from your tags & pockets.

Step 7. Arrange all pieces per photo and adhere.  


luv46kdz said...

This came so pretty! I love what you do with all their pieces Maria, so talented! I'm always looking for tips on how to create layouts with their busy paper. I still sometimes hesitiate cutting into it!

Paula <3

Anonymous said...

this is a perfect page Maria, for two very special friends!

Sandra said...

Ohh what a sweet layout, Maria! I really love that picture! The paperline is so pretty! Hugs, Sandra