15-Minute Layout: January 2011

by Dorathy Gilchrist


Birthdays are so fun to scrapbook, but making a layout after a big celebration can be overwhelming. Follow the instructions below to scrapbook your birthday memories in just 15 minutes using your favorite photos from the event.  

 15 minute layout, scrapbook, creating keepsakes

* “Fourteen” by Terri Davenport, as seen in the January 2011 issue, p. 106.


To make this layout:

1. Adhere overlay to layout.

2. Adhere cardstock to layout.

3. Round corners of photos using corner-rounder punch.

4. Adhere photos to layout in collage or grid pattern.

5. Add journaling.

6. Add title using letter stickers.


*This layout was originally created digitally, but these instructions will help you re-create it using traditional scrapbooking supplies.


Supply Tip: Easily add a pattern or design to plain paper by layering an overlay on top of it. Use a clear-drying spray adhesive to secure your overlay to your paper for a seamless look.


Read “Make Quick Photo Grids for Your Scrapbook” to learn tips for making photo grids for quick layouts.


More 15-Minute Layouts

To see another quick and easy layout, read “Step Up Your Scrapbook Page.”


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