How to Match Patterns on Your Layout

by Kymona Tracey

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here to show you how to match patterns on your layout.  Finding pattern paper and photos that coordinate isn't always easy but when you find that you have a match, take advantage of that.

Let me show you:


I love how Altenew Reflections Scrapbook Collection pattern paper matches the sewing machine in my photo. The square blocks goes perfectly with the mosaic look the sew machine is made out of.  Adding the white cardstock behind the photo adds contrast between the two patterns.  Keeping this layout clean and simple allows you to focus on the photo with out any distractions.

My 10 year old daughter takes sewing classes and this sewing machine is the first thing you see when you walk in the door.  I love it because its so crafty.  So I knew I want to do a layout using it!!

The sentiment from Sewing Labels Stamp Set is perfect for this photo, since the machine would be quiet for sure.

Here's how I created this layout:

1. Pick out the photo first. It makes it easier to pick out the paper and embellishments.

2. Then pick out the pattern paper that had the same color and pattern as the photo.

3. Cut a piece of white cardstock and round the edges.  Round the edges of the photo as well.

pattern paper and sewing label stamp set4. Use the photo as a place holder so that you can stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the white cardstock.

5. To add texture to the page and tie in the theme, use a sewing machine to add stitching to the photo and the white cardstock.

pattern paper and sewing labels stamp set6. Adhere the panel to the right side of the layout.

7. Use the sticker in the Altenew Reflections Scrapbook Collection kit to add the title of the layout.


8. Add some enamel dots under the panel to add more layers.

9. For the journaling, type the text, print and size it for the layout.

10. Adhere it under the photos panel using tape.

Clean and simple layout!! What do you think?  Would you consider creating a layout where the patterns on the paper match the patterns in your photos?

Thanks for stopping by!


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Memoriesbymanda June 27, 2017 - 6:13 pm

I love it when a paper perfectly matches a photo I want to scrap! Serendipity. Lovely layout.

Kymona Tracey June 27, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Hello Manda!!! Yes, I loved how that happened. Serendipity to the max. Thank you for stopping by and for your great comment.

Becca Yahrling June 28, 2017 - 10:09 am

A mosaic patterned sewing machine? I love it! And the colors! And yes, I would match colors on a layout. Very cute layout.

Kirsty Vittetoe June 28, 2017 - 11:38 am

What a cool idea!

Barb MacAskill June 28, 2017 - 11:42 am

What an awesome sewing machine! If you are using it you can’t help but be inspired! A beautiful layout with a beautiful subject! TFS!

Carla Hundley June 28, 2017 - 1:49 pm

Beautiful layout and
I love that everything
matches! Wonderful
looking sewing machine.
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant June 28, 2017 - 5:18 pm

Great paper to tie in with the photo! Love the colors!

Gilda (McStamper) June 28, 2017 - 7:33 pm

What a fabulous layout. Love your idea and will definitely try it.

Marcia Scantlin June 28, 2017 - 8:46 pm

You rock and so does that funky sewing machine.

Shelly June 29, 2017 - 8:01 pm

This is fabulous! Thanks for the tips, too!

Liz O July 5, 2017 - 11:50 am

Love that sewing machine too! Indeed so crafty and colorful, what a fun idea to do a LO about it, TFS Kimona!


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