Cousin Fun – 12 x 12 Scrapbooking layout

Hey everyone. I’m back with the second of three layouts to enter into White with 1 Cyber Crop on Facebook. This time the challenge was to use a grid layout with white and blue. There were optional extras too – fill one of the grid sections with journaling or add stamping to your layout, so I added both of those.

I love these photos which were taken in 2013 at my side of the family’s Xmas get together. We pick a day other than Christmas Day that as many people can make and have a pot luck lunch…there are usually around 20 of us which makes up about half of the side of the family. These are a few of the cousins and I love seeing them still have fun playing games even though they are grown up.


I printed out the three photos and die cut them at 4×3 inch size with Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies. I then added craft foam onto the back of the photos so I could pop them up on the layout. I wanted to have different levels for the various grid pieces.


As I was using 3 photos I decided to make up the other three grid pieces with various combinations of the 4×3 size. I didn’t have the exact size stitched rectangles but I made them work by doing some partial diecutting.

Here I ink blended over a stencil. I die cut a vellum rectangle with the Stitched rectangle dies and popped that up with clear dimensional tape.
Apart from adding two flares and stamping with the Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, I drew the dots and dashes with a felt pen.
These hearts are die cut out of an ink blended piece of cardstock and popped up with foam tape. Some are adhered directly to the base to give different levels.

Products used

  • Distress Oxide InkChipped Sapphire – used throughout for ink blending and stamping.
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangle – Layers for the grids
  • My Favorite Things – Tag Builder 5 – for the heart grid
  • KaisercraftScrapyard clear stamp set – and Family Time stamp
  • Kaisercraft Breathe collection embellishments
  • Thickers Choose Happy and Indigo
  • Funky Fossil DesignsLots of Hearts stencil
  • Mama Elephant Lots of Letters stamp set for the date

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip

One thought on “Cousin Fun – 12 x 12 Scrapbooking layout

  1. What a wonderful page Pip, and so full of interest with the various parts of the grid embellished and layered at differing levels
    Stay safe


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