Monday, May 20, 2013

BoBunny & XYRON Blog Hop Scrapbook Page layout DIY

On April 2010, me, hubby and our oldest daughter ,Sierra (3 at that time) came to visit our family in the US and attend  a wedding of my husband's relatives .

We landed at Chicago,spent a week there. Then flew to Cancun ,Mexico for a week .
Got back to Chicago and flew to NY for another week
It was so much fun (even with a little kid on hand :D ) and we took like hundreds of pictures ,but when we return home,I have never found the time to even print all these amazing photos ,not until today :)

Thanks to the  XYRON & BoBunny Blog Hop Challenge I finally have the chance to make a scrapbook of our trip !
I went  through all the photos of our journey and while browsing and reminisce, a photo of Sierra with surfing boards at the background caught my attention ...I remembered seeing a similar backdrop and an overall feel of my photo in one of Bo Bunny's Back to Backs Reversible Heavy Weight Papers...
I went to check my stash and as I was going through the BEAUTIFUL BoBunny "Key Lime"  collection ,I saw this PERFECT page for my first scrapbook !!! A Key Lime  item #14501814
It's colours and the tropical feel of the page was all that I was looking for and so,I started to assemble a collage-I'll show you how I did it

You'll need a-
 Bo-Bunny 12x12 heavy weight cardstock from the keylime collection
Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock in Blue,Yellow and Jeans
Silhouette Cutter
Sanding paper
5 different Bo-Bunny NoteWorthy die cut journal pages #14513862
Key Lime Trinkets #14506853
XYRON Tape Runner
Key Lime Jewels #14507856
Imaginisce "childhood Memories" Sticker Stackers #400135
Naturals/ Little Yellow Bicycle  Canvas Alphas 
Your photo 

To begin with,choose the 12x12 you like best-consider similar colours or theme to your photo
I went with the   12x12" Key Lime 
I'm going to make this page according to the scrapbook layout kit #41249 by Silhouette
, but will tweak it a bit

I chosed a  Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock to construct my layouts with
First of I cut a 4.5X6.5"  Cardstock in blue to set the base
Then I add a 5.5X5.5"  yellow  Cardstock cut in folder shape from the silhouette kit above
See how all the cardstocks I use have a similar colour scheme to the chosen background sheet
3rd piece would be in Jeans colour ,hand torn  to 5X5"  rectangle  .
I wanted to give this last piece a bit of body and interests ,so I wrinkled  it good and then sanded it  to receive a wave like design-COOL !
Now it's time to glue them all in place...And there is no better way to do so than 
run the cardstocks through your trusty  Creatopia Machine
Glue all three one on top of the other and continue decorating with the Imaginisce sticker letters
I use my Aristo ruler to place the letters in straight line 
and another word made from the same Imaginisce sticker set  :)
 + canvas brackets  stickers from the Alphas set by Naturals 
I know the original layout I'm basing my page on, uses a different type of camera and the shape is available in the kit, but I had this adorable polaroid Sticker Stacker Camera by Imaginisce ,so I decided to use it instead 
 also added two arrows on the left side of the camera
Now lets not forget  that we are mostly girls in the family, so some bling is a MUST
The layout sketch shows us that  we need to stick some jewels in a half circle near the folder on it's left side...
For easy and accurate applying of the half a circle ,I'm using a round object I had on hand as a template and Bo Bunny's jewels stickers
Here you go :)
Looking lovely 
To decorate some more,I'm adding the journaling die cuts-
First off ,run the dies  through your XYRON Creatopia Machine to make a sticker out of them   
Then glue them in place
Some on the bottom of the page...and some on the top
I switched the heart from the sketch with a beach ball 
And the heart sketched on the  folder ,with  a cute little Key Lime Trinket which I glued on with my XYRON Tape Runner on top of the yellow folder  
The project is complete :)
Now you have yourself an AWESOME scrapbook page to glue your photo in
Sierra-3 yr. old- Cancun ,Mexico Apr. 2010 



  1. Thank you for such wonder details and photos. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Your layout is fabulous Viki... I love all the details and your picture is perfect for the BoBunny Key Lime collection!

  3. Anonymous21/5/13 02:33

    Great layout. Your tutorial is very informative. I am sure it will be easy to duplicate.

    Sharon L

  4. Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing!

  5. wow--this beautiful! TFS!

  6. Dear Ladies,
    Thank You for the compliments :)
    Happy that you like my layout and the how to instructions
    Hope to see you soon

  7. Love this layout and all its details. My favorite part though is that pic of your daughter - what a cutie!

  8. Love the layering and all the détails, thanks for sharing the steps !

  9. I love your take on this. It's really a great way to document and showcase your trip. The design is very funky and school-ish and kind of reminds me of the back to school hodge-podge design of most school supply websites. I think it’s cute. :)
    Jorjana Brown