I couldn’t wait to do a layout with the new filmstrip die! I just happened to have series of photos of my grandson with paper and grid ready to do something…when this die arrived!! So this is a bonus week extra!
This is not a pattern from our gallery; just one I created to suit the die and my photos.
• I used Die Sets A, C, D and filmstrip dies.
• I created a color base as a backdrop of each filmstrip so that color would show through the sides (Bright Green, Mediterranean and Robin) and
• Then cut paper tiles to go above and below out of the dotted papers. (Core’dinations teal large and small dots and light green small and large dots).
• My grid is one of the new colors Citron available at snapncrop.com.
• Queen & Co. dotties green and dotties blue buttons
• Stick It! Adhesive for attaching the filmstrips to paper tiles
Our church baby dedication on Mother’s Day was Liam’s chance to ham it up for the congregation. My daughter Hannah and I sat at opposite ends of the pew with cameras poised to document the solemn occasion. However, Liam spotting us decided mugging for the cameras and keeping everyone laughing was his job. (…and of course, Granny didn’t do anything to encourage him…no….not me!)
It really became a perfect opportunity to shoot a series of photos. Tami had the Design Team do this for a photo challenge and after the initial adjustment to the style I found I really liked it. Shooting several photos of a child is really perfect for this type of page. Having the Filmstrip Die to frame a series of photos, fifteen in all with room to still add more in the remaining blocks above and below potentially 10 additional, larger photos gives you so much to work with.
I created a photo grid template in FotoFusion my design program to print photos the size I needed to fill the spots. I intended to use the die to trim each, but it was a bit impractical so I returned to the craft mat and knife to trim them to size.
I used Stick It! Adhesive to cover only the border edges small sections of the filmstrips.
I was having difficulty printing by hand all the info on the tiles for journaling so back to WORD to format and print for perfections!
Small dotted button type brads finished things off.
The filmstrip die is a fun way to add several photos on a layout that you don’t necessarily want to include in a feature size, but you don’t want to exclude them either. Think about those family gatherings with so much going on or even those family photo sessions where you always have so many “bloopers” and don’t know what to do with them! Make a fun page like this!
I had considered including two filmstrip sections at both the top and bottom of the page except I had all vertical shots. These tiny spots also make a great place to add a small spot of journaling if you want to make it look like opening credits of a movie. Why not see how you can incorporate it into your scrapbook page and show us what you’ve made with it!