Spring Week: Easter Bonnet Layout!

By Gail LindnerInspiration, Layouts, , Comments are off

Hello again friends! It’s Gail here to share with you a colorful, spring-inspired layout with a fun, decorative border technique!

Spring Layout: So Fancy @gail_lindner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking #DIY #easter #spring

Each year at my daughter’s school, they have an Easter bonnet parade for the younger grades and I love this tradition! For last year’s parade, I handed over the decorating responsibilities to my excited daughter and this was her masterpiece!

I wanted my layout to reflect the spring colors on her hat as well as give a handmade feel. I grabbed a couple of sheets of patterned paper (from the Maggie Holmes ‘Bloom’ collection) and a few sheets of coordinating Bazzill Basics cardstock to create this “patchwork” type border around my page.

Spring Layout: So Fancy @gail_lindner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking #DIY #easter #spring

I simply cut a strip of each paper/cardstock varying the widths, and in turn cut each strip into random smaller lengths. I then arranged them around my White Op background cardstock to border it. I made sure to balance the colors and patterns.

After lightly adhering each piece, I then added a row of machine stitching around the border to ensure it stays put.

Spring Layout: So Fancy @gail_lindner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking #DIY #easter #spring

I kept my photos, title and embellishments in the centre of the page, layering up lots of different textures behind my photos for subtle dimension.

Spring Layout: So Fancy @gail_lindner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking #DIY #easter #spring


This is another technique that is perfect for any scraps of cardstock you might be hanging on to. I love the variety of finishes of Bazzill Basics cardstock – such as dotted swiss, bling and smooth – and that they can all be used together on the one project!

I hope you get a chance to play with some fun spring colors soon!


Bazzill Basics Supplies Used –  Orange Peel Collection: White OP; Dotted Swiss Collection: JulepBling Collection: Hollywood;  Card Shoppe Collection: Sour Grape

Other Supplies Used - Patterned Paper & Chipboard: Crate Paper; American Crafts Thicker