Hello and happy {inter} National Scrapbook Day!  Jen Gallacher here to talk layering! Here's a layout I created to celebrate my daughter Katelyn. 

Lucky Hello Layout by Jen Gallacher

I love the look of layering on a layout. But what is my secret for getting enough layers in the right order so it looks cohesive and works best for my project? Here's a few tips:

* Small, Medium, Large: make sure you have an item that is small, one that is slightly larger, and one that is larger than that. It always looks great that way.

* Odd Numbers: Keeping the layers to three, or five, or even seven things looks much better than just two items.

* Different Textures: On this page, I used a soft doily, three smooth enamel dots, a glittered die cut, and a textured die cut word. Having items all the same texture can sometimes look boring.

* Plan and then Place: Before adhering anything on your layout, move things around until it feels right. Then adhere the items to your page.

Here's a closer look at the layering I created at the top of the page:

Lucky Hello Close Up Photo 2 by Jen Gallacher

Did you know that you can layer in more than one area on your layout? The entire layout is layered in the center. I did the title layering at the top. But I also layered items in a second spot on my page. Here's a closer look at this layering: 

Lucky Hello Close Up Photo 1 by Jen Gallacher

Love layering? I'd love to see how you layer. Simply share links to your completed projects in the comments below. What tips and tricks do YOU have for layering items on your layouts?

~  Jen Gallacher

6:00 PM GIVEAWAY!!!

This hour we have a wonderful prize package! Our friends from Lawn Fawn, Chameleon Pens and our very own Art Director Cathy Zielske are here to share some fabulous prizes to celebrate this day and YOU!

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"Happy {inter} National Scrapbook Day SCT fans!  We are excited to share our Large Stitched Square Stackables with one lucky reader! They are great for cutting photos and for layouts! Perfect for NSD!" ~ Lawn Fawn

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"How many markers does it take to get depth, dimension, highlights, shading and seamless blends? With the new Chameleon Color Tones you can do it all with JUST ONE PEN. 20 vibrant colors allow you to produce over 100 color tones, taking you from the merest hint of a tint all the way to the richest tones. We are excited to join in on the fun today and offer our 5-set of cool colours for one lucky SCT reader!" 

And finally we have an great FREE printable you can download from SCT's Art Director, Cathy Zielske designed just for you!

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You can download this free printable card HERE!  If you don't know Cathy Z yet, be sure to stop by her site and see all the amazing things she has there including her new classroom!  Oh, and her blog can be a great mix of heartwarming/hilarious/food for thought.  Never a dull moment!

Scrapbook & Cards Today is very excited to work with some of the industries best companies who always come together to celebrate these amazing days with us! Thank you to this hour's sponsors for sharing these prizes.  For an opportunity to WIN them, please leave a comment below by Saturday, May 9th! Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 13th! Good luck!

We have asked all day and are thrilled to see so many jumping on our partner's facebook pages to give a big heartfelt "thank you!"  We appreciate and so do they. 

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Cathy Zielske Design

Next hour:  Join Vicki Boutin at 7:00 PM!