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I love to travel – whether it’s near or far. And this travel layout idea uses the free digital layout template download we offered for NSD.

As well as changing the direction of the photographs, we decided to tear the edges of the card stock instead of using the scalloped edges.

Scrapbook Tip 1:
To achieve this look, type your journaling directly onto cardstock, or on a transparency for a very smooth effect. To hold the transparency in place add brads, grommets, etc., or use a fine line of colored glue behind words you want to accentuate – because it will show. You can also cover adhesive marks with ribbon, or you may be lucky and hide it behind a vellum strip as here.

When using a printed sheet of photographs like this, put your adhesive on the part of the transparency that will go behind the photo sheet. You can leave the outer edge loose or make it more secure with one of the ideas above.

Read on for more tips, to see a larger image of the layout, and for the link to the free download.

This layout style is excellent for hybrid scrapbooking. Print the photographs you want onto photographic paper or cardstock, then add to your scrapbook page in your usual way.

Scrapbooking Tip 2:
Use color-core card stock and tear the edges for a wonderful contrasting result. If you do not have any then ink the torn edges.

Scrapbooking Tip 3:
Cut a strip of heavy vellum and draw swirls across the length with a white pen. Then take a hand embossing tool, and on the reverse side, gently emboss the white areas. This usually works well because vellum marks easily. If, like me, your crafting history includes Pergamano, you will have the tools in a box somewhere, lol!

Alternately, use a die-cutting machine to emboss a sheet of vellum and cut to the size you want.

Scrapbooking Tip 4:
Add your title to a plain or decorative vellum strip and place across your layout.

Take a closer look

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The vellum strip is by Rhonna Farrer.

Free Digital Layout Template
Here’s the link to the free download.

Once you’ve made your digital or paper scrapbook page, upload a copy to one of the free online galleries – Flickr, or your favorite gallery. Please use one that will allow you to link back here so others can take advantage of the free digital layout template. Don’t forget to tell us in the comments below where to find your layout so we can all admire it. Thanks, and have fun scrapbooking.

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