Reptile Gardens Scrapbook Page

Reptile Gardens is a mini zoo just outside of Rapid City, SD on the way to Mt. Rushmore.  It is the next to last (maybe) in my series about our vacation this year.   It also serves as another tutorial on creating scrapbook  pages in Design Space.

 Reptile Gardens has a wide variety of snake and birds along with a couple dozen alligators.  Other animals call it home too.  I was very suprised just how much they had. 

I hope to show you the versatility of Design Space when creating pages.  You can write on the page and make your own embellishments.

What You Need:
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        • 4 sheets of 12 X 12 cardstock
        • tape and/or liquid glue
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • pictures
Cutting the Paper

One of the 12 X 12 cardstock sheets can be patterned paper but not both.  It is just too confusing.  You can make your own embellishments and they can be cut from any color that goes with your color palette. Access has quite a few images and it is easy to find things that go with your page.

Cricut will write the words on each page.  The two writing styles are actually the same font.  They are a fill in font I created because of my frustration with Design Spacenot filling in drawn fonts.  Made Large, like the title, the inner details appear while the journaling looks filled in.  You can read more about these fonts here.

Design Space cuts the top page to 11.5 X 11.5 inches, making a 1/4 inch border around the whole page

Assembly

Before you glue the top page to the bottom page, attach the pictures where and how you want them to the  the top sheet with glue.

Now you can attach the two pages together with the top page centered on the bottom page.  Notice how the  edges show the back color. Glue the embellishments to the top page where you want them.

 Your page is finished

Mt Rushmore Scrapbook Page

Mt Rushmore was the whole reason we went to the Black Hills for vacation.  Design Space had a really cute rendering of Mt Rushmore and I just had to use it.

Vacation Pages are the most common of scrapbook pages.  I hope to show you the versatility of Design Space when creating pages.  You can do cutouts on the top page that show through to the bottom page color, cutouts for your pictures, write on the page, and make your own embellishments.

What You Need:
        • Download File
        • 4 sheets of 12 X 12 cardstock
        • washi tape
        • glue
        • pictures
Cutting the Paper

One of the 12 X 12 cardstock sheets can be patterned paper but not both.  It is just too confusing.  Cricut will do all the writing.  This is one of my fill in fonts that I made for cricut.  You can get them here.

Design Space cuts the top page to 11.5 X 11.5 inches, making a 1/4 inch border around the whole page.

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Assembly

Before you glue the top page to the bottom page, attach the pictures where and how you want them to the top sheet with washi tape.

Now you can attach the two pages together with the top page centered on the bottom page.  Notice how the page edges show the back color. 

 Your page is finished.

Corn Palace Scrapbook Page

The Corn Palace was someplace we just had to stop being from Iowa.  Who knew South Dakota had such a place.  We had to say “We were EAR” and other CORNy phrases like that.  Cordelia was embarrassed by her parents and their puns.

Our vacation scrapbook fills a whole book and I’m not done yet.  I hope to show you the versatility of Design Space when creating pages.  You can make beautiful embellishments for your pages with the flatten tool and the print then cut feature.  You can also draw wonderful borders.  The flatten tool is explained in my series Design Space – There is Nothing to be Scared of if you are not familiar with using it.  Check the series out if there is anything about Design Space you want to learn.

What You Need:
        • Download File
        • 4 sheets of 12 X 12 cardstock
        • tape and liquid glue
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • pictures
Cutting the Paper

One of the 12 X 12 cardstock sheets can be patterned paper but not both.  It makes it just too confusing.  

Your cricut will draw the writing and the corn border at the top of each page.  I used a black pen.  It will print the palace image on your printer  for you and cut it out as one piece.

Design Space cuts the top page to 11.5 X 11.5 inches, making a 1/4 inch border around the whole page.  I need to buy some corn scrapbook paper to make the under sheet from so that is not included in the pictures. I live in Iowa.  It won’t be hard to find.

The little embellishments can be combined into on mat.  If you don’t know how to do that watch my video.

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Assembly

First assemble the embellishments with glue.  Any type of glue will do.  Then attach the pictures.

Now you can attach the two pages together with the top page centered on the bottom page.  Notice how the edges show the back color. Then glue the embellishments on the page.

 Your page is finished.  Enjoy the puns.