Hello everyone, today we have a recipe challenge for you: blue, four photos and a school theme. I knew right away which photos I wanted to use but they were too big to add to one page. So I came up with a waterfall design for this recipe.



I have only used the waterfall technique in mini albums but why should it not also work on a scrapbook page, right? To create the waterfall I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3×12 inches and made a first score line at 6 ½ inch. From there I scored every ¼ inch four more times to create the little folds to which my five waterfall pages were adhered.



Then you need a 1 inch (or bigger) strip of cardstock that is at least an inch wider than your scored waterfall element. Fold the first score line (at 6 ½ inch) and position it so that the longer piece is on the bottom and the shorter flap on the top. Glue the 1 inch strip centrally to the end of the shorter flap – this is the mechanism that will eventually secure your waterfall to the page. For that you glue some chipboard pieces to the little flaps on the 1 inch strip either side of your secured paper strip to give the waterfall element room to be pulled down. Then put glue on these chipboard pieces and add the waterfall to your page. The whole mechanism is only glued to your page in these two small places either side of the waterfall strip. I have added two of the exclusive fabric flags to the longer, back piece of the waterfall element to make it easier to pull the strip slowly through the 1 inch strip.




Eventually I cut five pieces of white cardstock as bases for my waterfall pages. On the first one I added fussy cut apples from the fabulous September Days papers. For the next two I cut rectangles from the denim paper and sewed around the edges. The fourth page also features the denim paper but this time I cut strips and used my fringe scissors for added interest and dimension. For the last page I created a shaker: I fussy cut apples from one of the project life cards, added matching sequins and created a shaker pocket from white tulle.




For my background I mixed the Spritz and Vibes sprays with texture paste and scraped it though the pretty Echo Park stencil. I added a few school themed embellishments from the exclusive September Days die cuts and a puffy sticker title from the main kit. The design team was also challenged to focus on distressed edges which threw me a little bit as I hardly ever do that but I managed to sneak in a little distressed detail on the right side of my layout.



I hope you feel inspired to try something different today – translate a mini book technique to fit a layout or use your favourite scrapbooking idea or method in a mini book. Have fun creating and memory keeping!


xx, Melanie

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