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Academia – Making Memories Scrapbook Layout

We’re so excited to share our November Guest inspiration Designer – Mandy Beyer’s beautiful Academia double page layout with you! Mandy was kind enough to share the step-by-step so that you can create this layout yourself. Scroll down for instructions :)
Academia - Making Memories Layout

Lady Pattern Paper products you’ll need

  • 1X Biblicor (B side, sentiments)
  • 2X Book Shelf (Books at bottom of page, rest of page as background)
  • 2X Old Books (Larger books column and b side 2 strips)
  • 2X Botanicals (Frames and fussy cuts of choice)
  • 1X Campus (Frames)
  • 1X Basil, Pesto and Gold (Matting)
  • 1X Belle’s Books (4 strips across both pages)
  • 2X Lady Pattern Paper Basic Essentials, Black (Background)
  • 1X Lady Pattern Paper Basic Essentials, Script Onyx Black (Matting)
  • 1X Tartan Chipboard Set
  • 1X Chipboard Flourishes Set
LPPB0052 - Academia Paper Pack
LPPC0035 - Tartan Chipboard Set - 95x120mm
LPPC0034 - Holy Chip! - Chipboard Flourishes - 60x155mm
LPPO0125 - Academia - Biblichor
LPPO0129 - Academia - Belle's Books
LPPO0126 - Academia - Book Shelf
LPPO0124 - Academia - Old Books
LPPO0128 - Academia - Campus
LPPO0127 - Academia - Botanics
LPP0087 - Basic Essentials - Basil Pesto and Gold
250gsm Matt Black Cardstock
PP0023 - Basic Essentials - Script - Onyx Black
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Other Requirements:

If it moves… Ink it with…
VersaMagic, Jumbo Java
VersaMagic, Pumpkin Spice
Flowers of choice

Assemble the pages:

  1. Chipboard Flourishes and Tartan Chipboard sets (Holy Chip!) cut as desired and ink with Jumbo Java and Pumpkin Spice.
  2. Using 2X Basic Essentials, Black Cardstock as background, cut books from the bottom of Book Shelf and paste using puffy tape, on bottom of both left and right pages, leaving space for rest of sheet to be pasted underneath… 5cm from the top of the page.
  3. Old Books, (B side) tear 2X strips 4cmx30cm and stick it down 1/2 cm from the top on left and right pages of the black background.
  4. From Belle’s Books, cut 4 strips 2. 5cmx 30cm and stick one strip 10.5cm from top of the page on left and. Right page and another strip 18cm from top of the page on both right page and left page.
  5. Cut a column of books from Old Books (thicker of the two book sizes) and stick on the left-hand side of the left page and right-hand side of the right page.
  6. Biblicor (B side) cut strip at the bottom of the page and stick over the centre where left and right side pages join.
  7. Matt photographs on Scrip Onyx Black 11x16cm.
  8. Matt that on Golden Basics – Basil Pesto and Gold 11. 5cmx 16.5cm.
  9. Make 2 frames using Botanicals and Campus, 2cm thick and 21 cm long with an opening of 18cm in length and 13 cm in height.
  10. Paste Botanicals on background, 7cm from the top of the left page and 5cm in, from the left-hand page edge.
  11. Paste Campus on background, 7cm from top of right page and 5cm in from the right-hand side of the edge.
  12. Make 2 more frames using Botanicals and Campus 1/2cm thick and 17.5cm long with an opening of 16.5 in length and 12 cm in height.
  13. Cut out “we didn’t realize we were making memories” from Biblicor (B side) and double matt on Scrip Onyx Black and Basil Pesto and Gold. Paste them on the right page, bottom right.
  14. Paste the 2 thin frames diagonally across your photos and frames (making a mirror image of the two).
  15. Add embellishments in corners of layout, using pieces of Tartan Chipboard set (Holy Chip!), flowers and fussy cut elements of choice. I also made use of some diamond dots on the frames and chipboard.
Academia - Making Memories - Tartan Chipboard
Academia - Making Memories - Flourish Chipboard
Academia - Making Memories - Flower & Feather Cluster
Academia - Making Memories - Flower Cluster
Academia - Making Memories - Flourish Chippies
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What have you created with the Academia collection? Please let us know in the comments below 📚

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Lady Pattern Paper stepped into the South African paper craft industry as a supplier in May 2015. Born from a dream by founder and proud owner Bernike Coetzee, to bring core designs, produced locally in an attempt to offer South Africans a little piece of homegrown goodness.

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