Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Guests & Afterparty

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteKind of an afterthought page?  Sorta?  Yeah, it is.

I was looking at Kelley’s wedding scrapbook and saw that she listed all her guests’ names.  Omg, why didn’t I think of that before?  Then it dawned on me:  I have a wide format printerWaaaa?  I thought I didn’t need a wide format printer.

At this point I realized that I can print directly on my 11×14″ scrapbook pages.  Truly a revelation.  I guess the wide format thing will work for me after all.

Down the left side of the page, I printed everyone who attended our wedding.

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteAfter that, when I was cleaning out my leftover wedding stuff (more on that later), I found one of our blank thank-you notes.  There was just enough space below the text, so I stuck it there.

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteLastly, I had this handful of pictures from after the wedding when a bunch of us went for a drink and a bite to eat.  I printed them as a photostrip and added them to the page.

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteSo that’s done.  At least for the wedding part.  If you think the wedding scrapbook is finished, think again.  There’s much more to come!

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

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Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, the Getaway

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutThis isn’t really the end.  It’s the end of this section.  The getaway picture really gives me an “end” feeling though!

I’m ending the wedding with something very simple.  I’ve been planning to use this exact picture on a page by itself for years now!  Nothing fancy here – just the picture with a little dressing up.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutI added a pink flourish on top.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutBelow the photo, in very small text, I added our name and the date.  Then I learned I shouldn’t try to cut letters that small out of really thick stock.  Noted.  It could also be that my Silhouette blade is getting dull with all I’ve been putting it through.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutJust us – distraction free.  Love it!

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Random Rambling:  Looking at the page, I realize my future kids will probably think it’s weird to see “two thousand six.”  Now that we are in the next decade, I feel like everyone has gotten used to “twenty twelve” instead of “two thousand twelve.”  Still, for the first decade of the millennium, it was “two thousand —” and that’s how I still think of it.  Pretty weirdo and neat at the same time!

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Celebrate Layout

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutI’m winding down the wedding reception!  This page captures pictures that didn’t have a place on other pages.

Returning to my love of squares, this layout is inspired by this pin on Pinterest.  The original image isn’t publicly available or else I’d link the original source.

I expanded the look by adding an additional row of smaller squares.  The larger squares are about 4 inches and the smaller ones just shy of 2 inches.

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutThe squares are glued to pearl shimmer stock, then onto silver shimmer stock, then the whole lot onto some patterned paper.

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutUp in the corner, I added a small headline and a pink flourish.

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutI was able to get every last picture that I wanted from the reception onto this page!

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter Toss

Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter TossPhew.  Getting close to the end people.  For this section at least.  I’ll be honest – at this point I really just want to get this thing finished!

The best way for me to get this done is to not over think or make it complicated.  For this page, I picked the best five pictures, sized them identically, and arranged them in a vertical row.

I glued the pictures down onto patterned paper and left a large border around the edges.

Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter TossI cut the headline and flourish with the Silhouette and then pasted the text on top of the flourish.

Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter TossJust keep swimming, just keep swimming . . .

Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter TossTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Shenanigans

Wedding Scrapbook Shenanigans LayoutI’ve shown lots of traditional wedding moments thus far.  Now for some fun, spontaneous moments.  And flasks.  Not everything has to be by the book!

Keeping it small and simple, I picked 5 pictures for each moment and arranged them into two little rows of squares.  I totally cheated and didn’t cut the individual squares out but printed the squares out together as one piece and glued it to some pearl shimmer stock.Wedding Scrapbook Shenanigans LayoutAlong the top and bottom, I added a strip of patterned paper with rounded edges.

Wedding Scrapbook Shenanigans LayoutThere’s a block of text at the bottom and a headline further down the page to finish everything off.

Wedding Scrapbook Shenanigans LayoutLots of shenanigans – lots of happy memories.

Wedding Scrapbook Shenanigans LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Wedding Cake Layout

Wedding Scrapbook - Wedding Cake CuttingYou should know by now – every large detail for our wedding gets its own scrapbook layout!  Our wedding cake is no exception!

Originally, I wanted rows of horizontal pictures.  However, the picture of our cake topper looked best vertical, so I paired it with a picture of us cutting the cake.

Wedding Scrapbook - Wedding Cake CuttingDown the left side of the photos, I added a wide band of patterned paper and the headline.  I also added some text about our cake.  Mr. P’s aunt made our cake so I wanted to make sure and capture that as well as what the flavors were.  It’s been six years, I almost forgot the flavors because I didn’t have them written down anywhere!

Wedding Scrapbook - Wedding Cake CuttingThis came together pretty easily!  That is, aside from some photo printer mishaps which I will cover later.

Wedding Scrapbook - Wedding Cake CuttingTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Reception Dancing Layout

Wedding Scrapbook Dancing LayoutThis layout has a couple of my very favorite things: an enormous photo and lots of little photo squares.

The main photo is of a bunch of us on the dance floor.  My photographer edited the picture cleverly, adding some extra light on the two of us so we pop in the picture.

Wedding Scrapbook Dancing LayoutThen I painstakingly printed, cut out, and glued each little square picture onto a piece of pearl shimmer stock.  As always, I like to make things difficult.

Wedding Scrapbook Dancing LayoutI added a strip of patterned paper with a title between the big picture and the bottom row of little squares.

Wedding Scrapbook Dancing LayoutI like this because it shows a lot of photos but isn’t overwhelming to the eye.

Wedding Scrapbook Dancing LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Father/Daughter Dance Layout

Wedding Scrapbook Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance LayoutMake that Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance layout – that was too much to fit into the headline.

I picked my favorite three pictures from my dance with my dad and Mr. P’s dance with his mom.  I tied everything together with some patterned paper.

Wedding Scrapbook Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance LayoutAlong the top and bottom, I added tiny headlines that I cut with the Silhouette.

Wedding Scrapbook Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance LayoutHere’s my favorite part: I used the faded text technique from my First Dance Layout to add the titles of the songs we danced to.

Wedding Scrapbook Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance LayoutEasy, easy.  This one came together fast!

Wedding Scrapbook Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook First Dance Layout with Faded Text

Wedding Scrapbook First Dance Layout with Song LyricsSimple and peaceful – a layout to go with the photo.  I wanted to use this one picture from our first dance.  There are other people in the background but we kind of seem like we’re in our own world.

Instructions on how to do the faded text are below.

I printed a huge picture, backed it with pearl shimmer stock, then added a strip of patterned paper with a headline and a bit of pink below that.

Wedding Scrapbook First Dance Layout with Song LyricsBelow the picture, I have faded lyrics from our song plus the song title and artist.  It took me 2 tries to get this right!

Wedding Scrapbook First Dance Layout with Song LyricsInstructions for Faded Text

First, lay out your text and then print a mirror image of it.  Most printers have mirror image settings to print things like t-shirt transfers.  You can try flipping the text to a mirror image in the program you are using and then printing regular, but I did not have a good experience with that – the text got distorted slightly and did not transfer well.  Make sure to print the text on your highest print quality setting.

Wedding Scrapbook First Dance Layout with Song LyricsImmediately after printing, flip the page so the text side is facing down on your layout.  I mean immediately.  You want the ink to be as wet as possible.  Position the printout over the area where you want the transfer.  Take a regular pencil and rub all over the back of the paper.  The rubbing will press some of the ink onto the layout.  A regular pencil works best.  I tried this with a scoring tool and it left lines/indentations.

Wedding Scrapbook First Dance Layout with Song LyricsAgain, it took me 2 tries to get this right.  The result should be a cool faded look!

Wedding Scrapbook First Dance Layout with Song LyricsSuch a simple page – I think it captures the moment nicely!

Wedding Scrapbook First Dance Layout with Song LyricsTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Wedding Favors Layout

Wedding Scrapbook Favors LayoutI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  this is what makes this project a wedding scrapbook and not a photo album.  The purpose of this page is to hold our actual wedding favors.

I created two vellum envelopes to hold the favors.  The first one is a set of 4×6″ recipe cards in white vellum.  I used a template from my set of Paper Source Envelope Templates to cut it out.

Wedding Scrapbook Favors LayoutThe second envelope is pink vellum and holds the tiny recipe cards that went with our cookie buffet.  I re-tooled a Paper Source Envelope Template to custom fit these little cards.  I traced a larger template on a piece of paper, then put it in a copier to shrink it.

Wedding Scrapbook Favors LayoutI added a strip of patterned paper at the top and bottom and a headline.

Wedding Scrapbook Favors LayoutI completed the layout with pictures of the favors at the wedding, including ones that wouldn’t fit in the scrapbook: cookies, chocolate, takeout containers, etc.

Wedding Scrapbook Favors LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.