Playing in the snow is a great time to take candid pictures of
your family. Where we live we might only get one or two days of
snow each year, if we’re lucky, so this year we decided to drive
to the snow! We found a state park only a couple of hours away
where they had great sledding hills, and took the whole family
along for an afternoon of sledding and snow fun.
We took lots of great pictures that day. It’s not often you get
pictures of grandma and grandpa sledding and playing in the snow.
The hard part is choosing which pictures to put in my scrapbook!
– Dark blue piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper
– White piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper
– Paper Cutter
– Two photos
I was trying to come up with a “snow” theme for my scrapbook
layout. I chose a 12×12 dark blue piece of paper for the
background of my page. I decided to accent the blue with lots of
white to represent the snow.
For the first white accent I decided to create snowflakes to be
the mats for my photos. There was only enough room for two
photos on the page, so I cut out two snowflake mats.
To make the snowflake mats, I cut out a piece of white cardstock
to be the size my mat would normally be. Then I folded the piece
of paper in half as many times as I could and cut the corners off
and cut little triangles into each side of the shape to create my
snowflake. You can have fun with this part, just think back to
making snowflakes as a child! I also cut out a couple of small
snowflakes for extra decoration.
To add some snow to the background of my page, I took a 12×12
piece of white card stock and tore a strip of it to glue at the
bottom of the dark blue background page. This gives the page the
appearance of a snowy background (see photo).
Next I cut out a freehand snowman to glue on the side of the
page. It really doesn’t have to look perfect, it’s supposed to
I then printed out the words “Winter Wonderland” on my computer
to create the heading for the page. I didn’t mat this piece of
paper. I just cut it out and glued it at the top of the
Last but not least, I glued two photos to my “snowflake” mats and
arranged them in the center of the page with the extra snowflake
for an added accent. Easy, and very cute!
Photos of finished snow fun scrapbook layout: