How to: Create the Purrfect Pet Layout

Hiya, Jamie here and one of my favorite “topics” to scrapbook are my pets! Naturally, I was pretty excited about this week’s theme! I have two pets, a girl dog and a boy cat, who have been living harmoniously together for the past three months. They got along from day one, which totally surprised and absolutely thrilled us! That was until they started working together…the little hooligans!


They’ve joined forces and are making life very interesting. The cat is adept at knocking things off shelves and counters. And the dog is ready and waiting to pick up anything her brother has thrown her way. We’re always talking about how they’re “in cahoots”! I knew I wanted the word “cahoots” to have a big impact on this page, so I decided to hand cut the letters out of patterned paper.


I outlined them with my precision pent to make sure they stood out from the background. Since there are two “o’s” in the word, I capitalized on the opportunity to include extra photos of the culprits. One of my design go-to’s is to create mixed titles. I combined the hand cut title with a rubber ampersand and black serif font.



The page has a lot of horizontal lines, the two blocks of patterned paper and the two strips of washi tape. So to break this up a bit I added a wonky strip of patterned transparency to the top of the layout. To embellish I used a variety of hearts—flair badge, rubber shape, puffy sticker—and a wood veneer “2”. I think it turned out fun and colorful. Definitely two words I’d use to describe my fur babies!



Supplies Used: Amy Tangerine-Oh Happy Life Patterned Paper: (OHLDS-76196) Sweet Thing (OHLDS-76200) Midnight Snack (OHLDS-76202) Out & About (OHLDS-76204) Sweetie (OHLDS-76214) Cruising Along (OHLDS-76197) Little Moments (OHLDS-76216) Enjoy the Ride Rubber Embellishments (376225) Mini Washi Tape Rolls (376226) Sticker Book (376233) Dear Lizzy-Saturday Thicker Good Vibes/Black Puffy (376266) Wood Veneer (376275) Rubber Embellishments (376276) Shimelle-Go Now Go Puffy Stickers (376177) DIY Shop 4 Flair Buttons (376316) Rotary Date Stamp (376322) Gold Foil Dots on Acetate (DIY4SP-76326) Gold on Kraft (DIY4SP-76330)