June 21st was National Selfie Day — a holiday that is spent in admiration of the art of the selfie. On the surface, taking a selfie may look like the easiest thing in the world but scrapbookers know the challenges that come with it. The selfie-taker’s task is three-fold: Ensure everything and everyone is in the frame, everyone looks good and everyone’s happy with the result. After all, if a selfie is going to end up in your layouts, it has to be one worth looking back on! Blog contributor Nicole recently created a selfie scrapbook layout using the Citrus Summer collection that features two fun selfies of her and her son enjoying the beach. Check it out
Nicole here! I had so much fun creating this fun summer layout using the fabulous Citrus Summer collection. I love the papers in this collection — they are so fresh and fun! I took these selfies a few weeks ago. It was our first semi-warm day so the little man and I went down to the beach for a few hours. He did not want to go because he was grumpy but I thought a little sunshine would brighten his mood. It didn’t… but it brightened mine!
To create this layout, you’ll need:
- Citrus Summer Paper Pack
- Citrus Summer Stickers
- Citrus Summer Variety Mat Pack
- Citrus Summer Embellishments
- 12-inch Trimmer
- Tape Runner
- Foam Squares
- Black Dual-Tip Pen
- Lace Trim Border Punch
Step 1: To begin, I used the fruit patterned paper as my base. I used the 12-inch Trimmer to cut the red patterned paper to measure 10″ x 10″ and then mounted it to the base.
Step 2: I used Citrus Summer Variety Mats to frame two 4″ x 6″ photos and mounted them across the middle of the layout at different angles. I trimmed the “Summertime Bliss” mat down and tucked it above the first photo to use as the title for this layout. I cut a small piece from the orange mat and the pink striped mat to tuck above and below the second layout to add a few more layers.
Step 3: The Citrus Summer Stickers and Citrus Summer Embellishments in this collection are perfect! I went a little crazy with the stickers…
Step 4: I used the Lace Trim Border Punch to create a lace border to tuck under the second photo.
Step 5: To complete the layout, I used the Black Dual-Tip Pen to add a 1/2″ border around the red patterned paper. I used part of the journal mat to add a few sentences.
Whether you’re celebrating National Selfie Day or you’re just having some fun in the sun, this summer scrapbook layout will make any photo look hot, hot, hot! Since it’s National Selfie Day, we want to know — as a scrapbooker or photographer, what are your tips and tricks for taking the perfect selfie? Comment below and let us know!