WonderFALL Scrapbook Layout and Tutorial

In this post I’m sharing a simple and elegant scrapbook layout featuring the colours of fall. Don’t miss the photo tutorial later in this post for creating softly crinkled die cut letters that will bring the feel of fall leaves to your scrapbook page.

If you are joining us from the Make it Monday blog hop you’ve hopped over here from Jen Wright’s (ARCHIVE LINK) where she shared a gorgeous template. I’ll share the next stop at the end of this post.

Fall is the only season that I scrapbook just for the sake of creating a beautiful page. Our spring is very short here, in Alberta, Canada, and it’s hard to tell that it’s even happening until it’s already over. Summer is filled with so many activities and winter is long and cold so Fall has a special place in my heart.

WonderFall Scrapbook Layout:

Create a WonderFALL layout and don't miss the photo tutorial for creating softly crinkled die cuts!

The design layout for this page was based from a sketch on the  Scrap Happy website. I thought it was an interesting layout because it featured both a horizontal and a vertical photo. I played with the design a bit so I could add mini photos instead of a single vertical photo.


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The vertical photo space is a collage of mini photos I created using a free online website called PicMonkey. If you are not ready to learn Photoshop you might want to give PicMonkey a try. You can add text to photos, do some editing and play with creative design.

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The word FALL was textured to mimic crinkly fall leaves. Want to give this technique a try?

Quick 5 step photo tutorial to make letters soft and crinkly:

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1. Cut out some die cut letters. These were created with a Cricut machine but any die cut machine will work.
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2. Spray the letters generously with water.
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3. Gently squish up the letters being careful not to rip them. The water will make the paper more pliable.
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4. Carefully lay the letters out flat to dry.
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5. Embellish the letters further with a wrap of ribbon if you like. You can also ink them!

Your next stop on the Make it Monday blog hop is to Messtaken Identity where GinaZee has a school-themed tag that will be perfect for teacher gifts! Hop HERE (ARCHIVE LINK).

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Let your creativity shine!

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20 thoughts on “WonderFALL Scrapbook Layout and Tutorial”

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  4. Alice, this is a gorgeous page! I love the way you turned the vertical photo area from the sketch into a grid. The crinkled letters to form your title is brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks Kristie! I was thrilled that it was so easy to create the collage!
      P.S. The bottom right photo of the collage is ice in the wheelbarrow. Definitely a sign of fall around here. 😉

    1. Thank you Connie. You are super creative, so if you see that in me I’m happy to hear it!
      I love being part of the hop. I have so many ideas that I’m bursting to share!

    1. Thanks Leslie! I LOVE glitter, so I often have it on my pages in some form. I’m usually trying to control the amount of glitter I allow myself to use! lol!

  5. Mary Jo Heller

    I really enjoyed this layout. I have crinkled seam binding with water and colored it, but never thought of letters. I have tried several types of paper now, and thickness matters (of course.) Great easy technique to play with!

    1. The little bit of water really helps the paper to crinkle without tearing. So glad I could share this with you!

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