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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Hawaii Layout

Easy Peasy: Hawaii Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #layout #DIY

Do you find that you spend more time on some layouts than you do others? I definitely do! Today I want to share a how I created this simple layout that was easy to create but has impact nonetheless!

Easy Peasy: Hawaii Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #layout #DIY

When scrapping photos from a recent stopover in Hawaii, I couldn’t go past the Citrus Bliss collection! The fresh colors and icons just scream tropical to me – another reason why this layout was so easy to create!

Easy Peasy: Hawaii Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #layout #DIY

I’m going to take you through the four easy steps to create this layout.

Step 1 gather your supplies and photos. My background is white cardstock that I cut the title from using my Cameo, using a simple block font. I used one full sheet of 12×12 patterned paper as well as a selection of patterned papers from the 6×6 pad.

Easy Peasy: Hawaii Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #layout #DIY

Step 2 is to prepare the background. I first added a few splatters of Color Shine mist to the white background and gave them a few minutes to dry. I cut smaller pieces of patterned paper to fit behind each letter in the title and adhered them in place. I trimmed the white cardstock down slightly so I could adhere it to the 12×12 patterned paper, leaving a border of the pattern all around.

Easy Peasy: Hawaii Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #layout #DIY

For step 3, I adhered my photos to the background. My photos are about 3×3″. I used my T-ruler to make sure they were adhered straight with equal spacing. On one photo I adhered a chipboard frame from the Chipboard Stickers set. In place of a photo in the bottom left of the grid, I added my journaling, printed on patterned paper and trimmed to be the same size as the photos.

Easy Peasy: Hawaii Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #layout #DIY

And the final step, step 4, is to add embellishments. I did take my time with this step as I just love to dig through all the goodies found in the Ephemera Pack (I always tip them into an aqua bowl on my desk when I’m working with them). Some pieces are added with pop dots for dimension and some pieces have the edges slightly sanded for more interest.

Easy Peasy: Hawaii Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #layout #DIY

So there you have it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! But a layout design and ideas that can be adapted and used to suit any theme! Thanks for popping by the Pink Paislee blog today!

Collection Used: Citrus Bliss

SIGGIES_Small_Gail Lindner

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