Scrapbook Layout – James and the Giant Pear!

We have our grocery shopping delivered to our house and one day we got lucky with one of our deliveries. We were blessed with FOUR GIANT PEARS!!! And they were HUGE! I gave one to Jamie and his face in the photo just says it all. He spent all afternoon eating his pear and I’m happy to say he ate the whole thing – I’ve put a photo or two of the evidence at the bottom of this post. This is why I scrapbook – I love to document moments like these.

Getting Started

Each scrapbooker has their own method of getting started – some start with a chosen paper and find a photo to match and some take inspiration from the photo and go on a hunt for matching papers and colours. For this layout I did the latter. I kept the layout quite simple as I wanted the photo and that giant pear to be the main feature.


For the background I kept it subtle with Pear Pizzazz ink and the star cluster stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set. I stamped this all over the 12×12 cardstock and then painted a border around the edge with Tempting Turquoise ink. I then did some scribbling around the edge for definition.
I am an absolute magpie for alphabet stamps – they are so useful for scrapbooking. I recently went to the craft show at Alexandra Palace and the majority of my purchases were alphabet related. I used the Epic Alphabet set and Back to Basics Alphabet set (discontinued from 31st May 2016) for my Title. I do like to vary the sizes of font in my title – it just fits the page and the photo better. I coloured in the font with pear pizzazz ink and a paintbrush.


Papers and Embellishments

I went on a hunt in my stash for papers and I came along these ones from spring 2015. They match the photo well and the busy paper is kept to a minimum. I also snipped a project life card in half and used this for my journalling. I handmade all the embellishments – the arrow and large hearts were stamped from the Epic Alphabet set Lets get away set. The small hearts were punched out and I penned on the lines to match the arrow and big hearts. To finish the page I outlined all the paper and card with a black pen.

As promised – here is the evidence of the finished pear.


Helen x
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