Hello crafty readers! It’s Nathalie here and I am happy to be back to share a new project completely inspired by the fantastic Summer 2020 Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. I love to flip through the pages when I am looking for ideas, and this time, I combined two ideas while creating a layout about my son’s first summer job.

Supplies | Cardstock: Doodlebug Design; Printable: Good Stuff bonus file by Cathy Zielske (Summer 2020 Issue); Patterned paper, journaling cards, puffy stickers, letter stickers, acetate letters, label, wood veneer: Elle’s Studio (available September 10th); Font: Remington Noiseless; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I first spotted Cathy Zielske’s layout and free printable cards on page 58 of the summer issue. I love a clean grid and the free printable looked awesome, so I printed the 3” x 4” card to incorporate it into a pocket page.


I placed it in the center, like Cathy did, and added a couple of puffy stickers to add dimension. Following Cathy’s “even-steven” design tip, I used the same number of photos and journaling cards, alternating them in the pockets. The symmetry makes the grid “feel stable and calming”. Emulating her clean style, I kept the embellishments to a minimum.

The idea to make a double page layout came from Jennifer Larson’s project on page 72. I love her combination of an extra large photo on a traditional layout with a grid design on the opposite page.

With my page being 9” x 12” inches, I printed my large photo to 9” x 6.5” inches. I created a title with a mix of wood veneer, puffy stickers and acetate letters from Elle’s Studio. The large size is eye-catching and the different textures add interest. To ensure a continuity between the two pages, you might notice how I carried over the rainbow colors of the printable with a rainbow sticker and a piece of patterned paper. Placing them in a visual triangle, along with the same star embellishments, makes the eye go across the entire double page spread. 


Not only was this spread skateboarder approved, but I love to have his impressions on his first job documented! 

Now it’s your turn—how did the summer issue inspire you? Share your project with us by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook! There is still time to record your summer moments while they are still fresh in your memory!