Create a Simple Scrapbook Layout using Dies | Nathalie DeSousa

by Nathalie

Hello Altenew friends!

Nathalie here to show you how to create a simple scrapbook  layout using dies.   I am featuring the Dainty Blooms cover die as the focal point for the background of the page.  I chose this die because it has large floral details which are ideal for the large documenting format.  Let me show you the layout, so we can get started!

@altenew_scrapbook layout with dies by Nathalie DeSousa

For the background:

First cut two Dainty Blooms Cover Die panels from white cardstock, then  two panels from the Fuchsia Soiree 6×6 paper pack.  We will be using the negative pieces from the colorful papers, so be careful not to throw your pieces.  To help us create the colorful panels, glue a piece of vellum to the back of each of the white cardstock panels.

Using the die cut as a guide, carefully use the colorful negative pieces to fill the white panel flowers.  Think of it as putting a puzzle together.  Make sure that you use strong glue to keep the pieces in place.  Once you complete the flowers, turn the vellum and use Artist Markers Set E to add some color to the leaves.  In addition, add a few strokes of Artist Marker to the center and pistils of the flowers.  These are ready to glue onto the base cardstock of the layout.

@altenew_ simple scrapbook layout using dies by nathalie DeSousa

The next step to create a simple scrapbook layout using dies is to create a title:

Use the Script Words 3 die and Bold Alphabet die set  to cut the phrase “Sweet Dreams” three times from heavy white cardstock.     Stack and glue the “Sweet” die cut so that it becomes a dimensional piece.   Use removable tape to attach one set of the  alphas to a piece of paper.   With a blending brush and Fall Harvest Mini Ink Cube set add color to the bottom of the letters.  Once again stack the die cuts together to resemble chipboard.

Let's create embellishments:

First use Gold Foil 1″ Washi Tape to cover a piece of cardstock.  Cut detailed butterflies from this paper using the Mix and Match Mariposa Die set.  In addition, cut a few butterfly outlines from vellum using the same die.    Layer the gold butterfly die cuts on top of vellum ones and attach them together.

@altenew_ Scrapbook Layout using dies by Nathalie DeSousa

Assembling the page:

Back the picture with papers from the Cheerful Meadow 6×6 paper pack; glue it to the left of the panels with a bit of foam adhesive.  Next attach the title below the picture so that it forms a “t” design with the panels.   Then glue the butterfly die cuts around the title and panels creating.  Add a few enamel dots and phrase stickers around the page.  Finish the page with a few drops of Pure White Ink spray and Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray.   The following video will show you how this all comes together.  You can watch it here or in HD in the Altenew YouTube channel:


I hope this inspires you to pull your ALTENEW Dies when creating your next scrapbook layout.  You are going to love rediscovering new uses for your dies.

Keep safe and virtual hugs for you all!










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Sheri April 5, 2020 - 12:36 pm

Your layout is wonderful.

Inkin' Chickie April 10, 2020 - 4:07 am

I like the look of the vellum on the back of the die. The inked letters look great.


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