Kids Layouts Using Storyline

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

Today I am here to share just how quick it is to get  some of your kids memories ( or any memory) scrapped. I was set the task this week,  like Jamie and  Maggie   shared recently, of using the Storyline collection available now at Michaels and  one of Heidi’s sketches from the new Storyline e-book to create a layout. Well can I tell you I felt like a cheat because it literally took me 15 minutes to put my layout together. It took longer to edit and print my photos than to complete my layout! Can you believe it?!

You see the secret is, having the sketch and the simplified embellishments takes all the guess work out if it. You really can’t ask for more than that.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

You might notice I added a few extra elements to my layout, some inked markings ( from my sons lego toy wheel…wink) and a QR code that links to a youtube video of my son playing with his Lego Dyno  that I uploaded from my phone to youtube. I then used my QR reader to create the code, then printed it off and added it to my layout next to the Deck Of Days card.


You can see above the sketch I started with: three photos with a square element next to the top photo.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

To embellish my layout I added in a few more of the Deck of Days cards that I tucked under as well as layered over my photos.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

You can spy my QR code next to the square Deck Of Day card above my photo. My QR code creator allows me to change the color QR code to match the colors of my photos!

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

My journaling tag I slipped under my bottom photo so it can be pulled in and out as an interactive element.

Below you can see a quick tutorial about how the base of my layout came together.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I pulled out one of my son’s lego cars and rolled the wheels into some black ink and then ran the wheels around the cardstock to create a border for my photos.Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I created a freestyle square not worrying that the lines were not straight.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I then ran my cardstock through my We R Memory Keepers typewriter to add some quick journalling at the bottom of my layout.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

Finally, I checked out the sketch again from the  Storyline e-book, placed my photos in place and then gathered some Deck of Days cards, stickers and photo corners to embellish.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

Finally I wrote out my journaling on one of the journaling spot stickers then used a large hole punch to punch around it leaving the sticker backing in place so I am able to use it as an interactive journaling piece.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I love how quick, easy but best of all fun, my layout is. My son was curious to know what I was doing with his Lego car and I had to smile a little as I was covering the wheels with ink and thought of him downstairs wondering what I was doing!

Grab a pack of the Deck of Days cards, Download the Storyline e-Book and get those memories recorded!

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Storyline available at Michael’s



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