Monday, September 27, 2010

Family History and Ancestry Layout for ScrapbookPal

I love doing family history research and the Heritage cartridge from ScrapbookPal has the perfect die-cut images for me to use on my ancestor's scrapbook pages.  I used the images, font, and word features from the Heritage cartridge on this layout.  I think that the hand written font on this cart is awesome and compliments the layout and journaling.  I used it to start the first letter in my journaling as well as the initials on the layout.  I found this drawn picture of my distant great grandmother and a story to go along with it online.  I paraphrased and formatted the story in Microsoft Word so that it would fit on my scrapbook page.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Imaginisce
Die-cuts: Cricut Expression with Heritage cartridge
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye in Chestnut Roan
Other: computer and printer, flowers, lace, ribbon, sewing machine and thread

To re-create this layout, use the sizes and color of the cuts listed below:
- Tree cut at 5 3/4 inches in green cardstock
- Wagon cut at 4 inches in brown cardstock
- House cut at 2 1/2 inches in red cardstock
- Bird images cut at 1 1/2 inches in purple cardstock
- Photo corner cut at 2 inches in red cardstock
- Initials cut at 2 inches in purple cardstock
- Silhouette cut at 2 3/4 inches in brown cardstock (with the bottom flourish cut off)

Hand, machine, or faux stitch around the edges of the layout.  Ink the edges on all of the papers and cuts with the Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye in Chestnut Roan.  Use a 5 x 7 photo and hand cut the hills at the bottom of the layout by hand.  The journaling block on the left page measures 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and on the right side it is 8 1/2 x 11 inches Refer to the photo for placement of the papers and cuts. 

***A little note about my project.  I had intended to make a paper bag mini album to share with you all, but some sweet, little, creative hands found their way into my scrapping room and helped me 're-create' the album that was almost finished, so I had to make something else to share with you because I didn't have time to make another mini album.  I will make one sometime and share it with you sometime soon!! (View my other paper bag mini albums here)***

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I Love, LOVE, LOVE this layout! Wow! I am definitely going to be looking into that cartridge. How neat is it that you found a hand drawn image and story online of your great grandmother?!?! Good for you. (But sorry about the mini paperbag album.)

  2. This is such a great layout, and isn't that what scrapbooking is all about -- preserving memories? You did a wonderful job.


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