"Bean" | Scrapbook Layout + Process Video

Oh boy, friends. I dove into the world of 6x12 layouts and I don't know what took me so long! This size is new to me, and I thought for sure I would struggle with how narrow the page is. Funny enough, I fell in love with it! It was super easy to create a spread this size and since making this first one, I've already made 3 more. I just can't stop! Not only did I try out a new size, I did a fun mixed media background as well! I've been easing into mixed media for the past few months and just love it more and more with every new technique I learn!


The story behind this layout is pretty silly. Cody and I call Fiona (our cat) "Bean" and the other day when we were playing with my label maker we made a label that said "Bean." I put it on Ellie's forehead and she didn't even realize it was there! She's a little crosseyed naturally and the look on her face was so cute. Cody and I were cracking up and she was just looking at us like we were crazy. LOL! Definitely one of those moments that was way funnier when it was first happening than it is now when I'm retelling it. haha. But I'm excited to document it and put it in our yearly album so we can go back and remember the silly day-to-day moments we have!

For this layout, I used gesso, a few mists, a piece of packaging, and my fingers. Yep, that's it! If you're curious about how I did it, be sure to watch the process video at the end of this post.

All of the items I used for this layout were from my stash, but I've done my best to list the ones I can find below.

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics White Textured CardstockGolden Gesso - WhiteHeidi Swapp Wanderlust Paper PadShimelle Little by Little Patterned Paper - Forest FriendsTim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - Weathered WoodTim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - Peeled PaintHeidi Swapp Color Shine – BlushHeidi Swapp Color Shine – Butter Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Navy Shimelle Little by Little Cardstock Sticker PackMaggie Holmes Open Book Floral Ephemera Crate Paper Wonder Trinket Thickers Crate Paper Little You Boy Embellishment MixSimple Stories Life Documented Word Strip StickersWood Veneer HeartsFreckled Fawn Doodle Camera Puffy StickersFreckled Fawn Puffy Heart StickersRoller Date Stamp – Size 00Tim Holtz Tiny AttacherTombo Mono Permanent Adhesive Roller

You may notice I didn't add a date to my layout. I was using my phone to film and wasn't able to look up the date of the photo. Since filming and taking these photos, I added the date (using my favorite size 00 roller date stamp) above the "remember this" die cut on the striped patterned paper.


Like I mentioned above, I filmed a process video for this layout. You can watch it below.

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I'd love to know, have you tried making a 6x12 layout before? Did you fall in love like I did? Let's chat in the comments below!

xo, Suzanna