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Mother’s Helper
Designed by LeNae Gerig
Presented by Sara Naumann

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LeNae’s Designer Tip: Made-to-match papers and embellishments take the time and stress out of scrapbooking. LeNae took care to mat her photo onto a solid or solid-looking paper before placing it onto a patterned background. This mat—or frame—separates the photo from the background to make the photo stand out.

Materials Needed

In the Kitchen Finished in a Flash

White cardstock
Black inkpad
Black pen
1. Use the yellow with cherries border as the background. Mat the photos on red checked paper, then on white. Ink the edges black. Use the black pen to add faux stitching around the white edge of the smaller photo mat. Glue the larger photo to the upper right corner next to the cherries border. Glue the smaller photo overlapping the larger one at the bottom right.
2. Punch out the tag, kitchen utensils and word fragments and smooth the edges with sandpaper. Glue the utensils to the left of the smaller photo. Add a knotted piece of red grosgrain to the spatula handle with a Zot™.
3. Journal on white cardstock and trim to a rectangle. Ink the edges black and add a blue mini brad in each top corner. Glue to the red portion of the tag punch-out. Add a yellow cup brad to the bottom of the journaling and the “delicious” fragment at the bottom of the tag. Glue to the upper right corner of the page. Knot a piece of white grosgrain and attach at the top of the tag with a Zot™.
4. Journal the year on white paper, trim and ink the edges. Glue flush with the photo edge on the upper left side of the large photo. Add the “Mother’s helper” fragment to the bottom of the photo.

Sara Naumann & Julie McGuffee

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