Grid Design Week!

Grid Design

When you're in a creative rut a sure-fire way to help your mojo is to start with a grid design! This week our talented design team will share their favorite grid-based layouts. Elizabeth Gardner (Blog: Elizabeth Gardner | Instagram: @myscrappylife | Pinterest: @elizgardner) has a pair of layouts featured today:

Elizabeth Gardner


This happened new
Supplies: 12×12 Cardstock (71248) – Value Pack; 6×6 Paper Pad (366767) – Day Dreamer; 6×6 Paper Pad (366984) – #Summer; Twins (366837) – Thickers; Puffy Accents ( 366777) – Dear Lizzy; Resin Bows (366075) – Details; Chalkboard Tags (366641) – DIY Shop; Chalk Labels (366623) – DIY Shop; Cork Stickers (366631) – DIY Shop; Wood Veneer (332114) – Studio Calico; Clothespins (366907) – Whittles; Enamel Dots (332077) – Studio Calico; Enamel Dots (332078) – Studio Calico; Enamel Dots (332075) – Studio Calico; Enamel Dots (366785) – Dear Lizzy

How to: Punch shapes out of your favorite coordinated patterned papers. For this layout I chose papers with color variations in mind. Use a ruler and pencil to trace faint guidelines on cardstock for easy placement of the shapes. Adhere to the page. Use the same lines as a guide for sewing. Flick black and yellow ink in a diagonal across the page. Embellish with stickers, resin bows, veneer, etc. Cut a chalkboard label and stick to the top and bottom edges of the layout. Doodle lines alone each side of those labels to form a border on top and bottom. Layer the photo with a tag, glassine bag, and clothespins and adhere to layout. Add the title and journaling. 

New park love ac
Supplies: White 12×12 Cardstock (71248) – Value Pack; Happy Place (35986) – Lucky Charm; Precisely (366032) – Cut & Paste; Cross My Heart (366037) – Cut & Paste; 6×6 Paper Pad (366767) – Day Dreamer; Love Letters (366051) – Cut & Paste; Harper (366064) – Remarks; Cut Out Accents (366060) – Thickers; 6×6 Paper Pad (366086) – Cut & Paste; Team (366838) – Sticker Roll; Wood Veneer Butterflies (366618) – DIY Shop; Enamel Dots (366785) – Dear Lizzy; Chalkboard Tags (366641) – DIY Shop; Accent & Phrase Stickers (366778) – Dear Lizzy; Light Burlap Bows (366626) – DIY Shop; Premium Ribbon Value Pack (366798) – Dear Lizzy; Chalk Labels (366623) – DIY Shop
How to: Measure and cut your desired size of squares from patterned paper and photos. Adhere to the page. Splash black ink across the page and allow to dry. Cut and adhere the cut out paper and ribbon. Sew lines in between the grids for extra texture. Sew on the ribbon and "love" paper. Tie twine around the "v" of the title. Begin to layer embellishments. Place chalkboard label stickers and write journaling. Use your finger tips to slightly fray the edges of the patterned paper squares and photo edges.