A Holiday Layout by Pam

Today’s post is all about looking at your adapting your scrapbooking papers and embellishments to better suit and fit your layout. There are times when the shape, or colour, or size or design is almost, but not quite right, and it is at times like this when you need to think out of the box a little.

So in this layout, of the family sitting on the roof of Milan Cathedral, I want to draw attention to how I’ve done just that. I’ve used Now Boarding by Kaisercrafts for this layout. This is a fabulous collection to document all your travel layouts.


At first I thought I would use the Compass die-cut paper as I liked the neutral colour palette. However, I felt the black circle dominated my page too much.

Compass die-cut gloss paper - Now Boarding Collection

So I decided to use my craft knife to cut out just the compass part of the paper:


Next, I looked at some of the diecuts and papers and found there were some elements that I wanted to use, but not necessarily as they were so each of the elements below received some kind of makeover.


Here you can see how little parts have been fussy cut from larger parts: the Bon Voyage from the Luggage Carousel 12×12 paper, for example.


Here you can see the addition of the suitcases from the same 12×12 paper. When I went to apply the rub on sentiment, it didn’t quite fit the space in a way I was happy with, so it was simple to cut the last word which meant I could move the quote to the right, and add the last word below instead.


I kept cutting adding cut out elements. The white paint splashes are actually a Kaisercraft Stains stamp.





I hope you enjoyed my layout.


1 thought on “A Holiday Layout by Pam

  1. This is just lovely. The way you’ve used the compass paper and your layout design is great. I’m mad about travel papers and I love this collection too.

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