Just Scrap: Creating a Different Look By Combining Two Templates


When creating a layout, I have been known to grab bits and pieces off templates and move them to a different template to create a look I want. Our team member, Kim (a.k.a MissKim) took this to a new level this past month by actually combining whole templates. Here’s an example:


Supplies used: Templates by Cindy Schneider and Ali Edwards. Kit is Make It Count by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Lauren Grier. Font is DJB Mary Magpie.

For the layout above, Kim used one of Ali’s templates and one of Cindy’s templates to get accomplish a different look that she loves.



I thought this might be fun to try! I took one of Janet’s templates from “Scrap Your Heart Out 2” and selected all of the layers except the background layer:


With the move tool selected and with the background layer selected in the second template:



I dragged all of the selected layers from the first template by Janet onto the second template by Zinnias and Swallowtails (Sara Gleason). Holding down the shift key while I did this ensured that everything would be centered when I dropped it. Here’s what it looked like:


Here’s a look at the templates before:



Here’s the result:


Layout by Steph, additional supplies: 12 months: August by Penny Springmann; Title Creator by Anna Forrest; Fontologie Printing Primer font.

I have to say, I’m pretty happy with it and it was fun to mix it up a bit! Now, it’s YOUR turn!

  1. Grab TWO templates
  2. Put them together and scrap ONE layout
  3. Post a link to the layout in the comments and be sure to tell us what templates you used Smile
  4. Do all of this by Sunday, September 18th at 10pm ET for a chance to win $10 worth of supplies from one of this months contributors to The Digi Files!

P.S. Michelle VO was the random winner selected from the comments on yesterday’s feature of Little Green Frog. She won $10 in product from Little Green Frog! 🙂