Betsy Sammarco scrapbooked two of her favorite photos on “Cherry Blossoms.” One photo is enlarged and the other is repeated many times — with one instance of it framed. (Check out 4 Ways to Use Repeated Photos for more scrapbook page ideas.)


1. Select two photos: one a close-up and one a smaller context shot.

2. Enlarge close-up to 5″ x 7″.

3. Print 6 copies of the smaller photo at 1.5 “x 2” each. If you’re printing your own photos, print the strip of them together.

4. Trim and mount 6.5″ x 12″ piece of subtly patterned paper about 1″ from the right edge of your canvas. This is the mat for the large photo.

5. Mount the strip of small photos along the left edge of this patterned paper mat.

6. Mount larger photo abutting the strip of smaller photos.

7. Place vintage label (or titlework)  and photo frame at bottom left corner of large photo. Embellish right behind this cluster with doily or other large embellishment. Stamping or brushwork is a possibility.

8. Embellish with a sprinkling of small embellishments (Betsy used punched blossoms). Place them in a downward diagonal flow from top left to bottom right. (See an example of downward diagonal flow with misting on 5 Liftable Ideas from 1 Scrapbook Page by Emily Pitts.)

Layout by Betsy Sammarco | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee and scrap, Chipboard Frame: Maya Road, Bling: Doodlebug Design, vintage label: flea market