Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Sweet Moments | Off the Rails Tutorial

Hello friends!

Today I'm up on the Off the Rails blog sharing an easy step by step tutorial for the layout that I created for our current mood board. As a bonus, I've also created a sketch for you to use as well!

Here's my layout...

What you'll need

This is everything that I used to create my layout

Step 1

Choose a patterned paper or cardstock for your base and then cut one large and one small triangle out of another patterned paper to cover two of the corners of your layout. Add a strip of washi tape along the joins.

Step 2

Next adhere your photo to the layout with a doily tucked behind. I added foam tape underneath my photo to give it extra dimension.

Step 3

Next add your title to the layout. I like to create interest by combining different fonts in my title.

Step 4

Now it's time to start embellishing! Choose embellishments that co-ordinate with your colour palette and complement the theme of your page. I started off by creating a little cluster on the bottom right hand corner of my photo using a Charms Creations heart, a flair button, and a glittery silver leaf. You'll notice that each of these build on the colours and patterns that I've used in my patterned papers and title.

Step 5

I added a few more embellishments, tucking some in behind the photo, and others on top. I kept all the embellishing on this layout tight around the photo to keep the viewers focus on the photo.

Lastly, add your journalling and date to the layout. I decided to type my journalling and cut it into strips, but you could also hand write it if you prefer.

Here's another look at my completed layout...

And here's a reminder of this month's monochromatic mood board over at Off the Rails...

I hope that you get a chance to play along with our mood board challenge this month! There's only 2 more days left to get your projects linked up!

And I mentioned at the start of my post that I would have a sketch for you as well, so here it is...

I hope that you are inspired by my step-by-step tutorial and sketch! If you happen to create a layout using my sketch, please come and share it with us over in the Off the Rails Scrapbooking Facebook group or share it on Instagram and tag me (@mandy1980). I always love to see your work too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Oh your layout is so beautiful Mandy, the photo is oh so sweet.. and lovely sketch too..

  2. This is beautiful Mandy! Loving all of the pink and such a precious photo!

  3. This is just gorgeous! LOVING that photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!