May the Fourth be with you! (intergalactic scrapbook page)

To all my fellow Star Wars fans- happy May the Fourth! We’re going to attempt a Death Star Pizza & Yoda Smoothie (random, I know) for dinner. But in honor of this day that my kids are oh so into, I wanted to create a scrapbook page with six photos taken in Disneyworld last year. Now I had a video all made – and the laptop ate it. I wish I was kidding. The good news is this: This is the only video harmed in the random disappearance, and this is a layout I can easily explain with a blog post!

Years ago I did a “Project Hawaii” series (here’s a link) in which I took photos, filled pages, and created in a Project Life inspired way but directly on 12×12 paper. This is a GREAT way to do that style without special pocket pages or having to have the same design front and back! Today I’ll be making a page in that same way.

My tips:

  • Put photos together in a way that allows for embellishing spaces Example the two lower right photos – I made a journaling space!
  • Always “ground” your embellishments by having them on the edge or otherwise attached to some other element.
  • Mix and match! I had some random buttons, some blue stars… and Yoda! This clear sticker from Hallmark is great on this page bringing just a touch of theme sticker fun to an otherwise simple page.
  • Use “ugly” or “never gonna use it” cardstock or patterned paper for the base!! Great way to use it up since none will be seen.
  • Mix & match! Need more journaling space? Leave a photo out!
  • Work biggest to smallest. Always easy to find little nooks & crannies to work small things in.

Most of all – have fun! This style of layout is so quick and easy because there is no in depth layering no design woes. Just glue & go!!

If you love vacation scrapbooking – make sure you’re in my (self paced) Vacation scrapbook guide!! It has my complete cruise + Disney 2014 vacation album and so much content! One of my favorite classes for sure. I have such fun sharing ideas – and on National Scrapbook Day stay tuned for a special scrapbook post here on my blog.

I hope you have a great day – may the (scrapbook) force be with you!

34 thoughts on “May the Fourth be with you! (intergalactic scrapbook page)”

  1. What a fantastic way of using up a lot of photos, May – and I think it would work just as well for landscape as it does for portrait pics. Many thanks for the inspiration.

  2. This style of page is so useful for travel pages! I like how it lets you use up the many tons of pictures that is seemingly required whenever visiting Disney World but still allows for some embellishment and journaling. What a completely adorable ewok shirt/ears combo your younger daughter is wearing. 🙂

  3. I never think to fill a whole page with photos like that, and it is a great way to use that last, unloved paper from the pack! Also, good tip about grounding embellishments – that’s what keeps your layouts looking balanced instead of chaotic.

  4. I love this idea/use of lo for lots of pics. I also used this with Hawaii pics. thanks for the reminder and ideas for adding embellishments and “hiding that ugly paper” i just can’t seem to purge. lol

  5. Great tips May, Thanks. I LOVE that picture of Elizabeth, it cracked me up, I so needed a giggle today.
    May the force be with you !!!

  6. Love how this style of page really let the photos shine! These photos are so fun! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  7. Thanks for the great tips! I love the awesome photos and the creativity of this wonderful page!

  8. I enjoy your fun creative style!! I don’t​ own a scan and cut. in my dreams someday!! But every other thing you do, I try or take from it something fun for my day!! And I thank you for that!!

  9. thank you so much for all the great tips here. I am definitely gonna implement them on my project. and thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in the giveaway.

  10. I love the idea of getting so many pictures on one page. I certainly have several albums that this would work perfectly for. Thanks for the great ideas and the chance to win!

  11. may thanks so much for all your crafting inspiration!! Love all the Lilac Lane line! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  12. The creative force is strong with you young jedi! I love this-and the girls loving it makes me smile. Last Christmas all 4 of my boys were home for the first time in 5years. On Christmas Eve we all went to see Rogue one. I have one picture-I really need to do something special with it. Thinking I could do a really cool shadow box. Thank you for the inspiration!

  13. This is a great reminder of what scrapbooking is all about……the photos and the memories. Thank you!

  14. Cute page, lots of pictures and still some fun embellishments – what more could you ask for?

  15. Love the idea of putting more pictures on a page. So use to just highlighting one or two photos at a time. Thanks for the inspiration and helpful hints!

  16. Thank you May for all your inspiration! I enjoy reading all your posts. Love how you incorporated project life style into a 12 x 12 page.

  17. What a great way to use lots of photos! I like the tip to group photos so you can embellish on them.

  18. What a fun idea. A great way to use lots of photos and that ugly paper that you regret buying. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. OMG! It’s Star Wars! I particularly love be the tip to use ugly paper as the base!

  20. So happy to see layout inspiration here today – yea! And a shout-out for May’s vacation class– love the ideas and encouragement to “move forward” with a project with many pictures like a vacation. I need to go back and watch her videos again to refresh my mind and motivate me again!

  21. Love the tip to use “ugly” paper for the base. I have a hard time throwing it away and now I know just how to just it up. I took your vacation scrapbooking class “live” and it is one of my all time favorite, and most looked back on, classes. I have photos from our Disney vacation from Nov. “16. I missed this post yesterday, but think I have motivation to scrap my Star Wars Disney photos today. Thanks!

  22. I never thought to fill up the entire page with photos but it looks great.

  23. I gotta tell you, I love the glue-and-go kind of layouts sometimes! I like how yours has just enough bits to highlight the photos and tell a great story.

    Also, I can vouch that your vacation class is AWEsome! 🙂 I am always inspired by your particular style and easy-peasy process.

    Thanks for the chance to win, and happy scrapbook day!

  24. As usual, your layout is fun, inventive, and easy to emulate! Love your work!

  25. So so cute May! When I told my 8 year old super Star Wars fan nephew about May the fourth he was so excited!!!

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