Sketches can be a very useful starting point for both scrapbook pages and cards. For this sketch, I’ve kept things pretty simple. The main part of the sketch is a photo collage, which allows you to vary the size and placement of your photos. You can crop as little or as much as you want, and you don’t have to worry about lining up all of your photos perfectly. Then write or print your journaling on strips of cardstock, and arrange them on your collage.
I chose to create a double-page Christmas layout with a “present” theme. Brenda Walton’s Peppermint Twist patterned paper was just what I needed to add some pizzazz to my solid background. The large die-cuts and bottom borders were cut with my Cricut Expression using the Walk in My Garden cartridge. I used my Fiskar’s Threading Water border punch and Martha Stewart's Gingerbread Trim edge punch to create unique embellishments out of coordinating scraps of paper. I cut the title using the Alphalicious cartridge and added a few buttons as a finishing touch.