Scrapbook a Patchwork Quilt

…With this Freebie Scrapbook Template

Digital Scrapbook Layout - Chris 21st

My nephew celebrated his 21st birthday over the Easter Weekend and I made this patchwork style scrapbook layout with some of the photos. It’s a great way to make an interesting shaped scrapbook layout and use lots of photos at the same time.

But why stop at one?

How cool would it be to create a scrapbook patchwork quilt out of a bunch of Scraps of Mind Readers’ layouts?

So here’s the deal

Download the free Scraps of Mind template below and make your own patchwork layout.

Then post it on your blog (360×360 pixels is a good size) with a link back to this post.

I’ll go and grab the image and put them all together to make a cool patchwork quilt out of all our layouts. I’ll then post it on Scraps of Mind linking back to all the individual posts where the ‘patches’ came from.

And if you’re a paper scrapbooker this doesn’t exclude you. Just download the template, print it out and use it as a template to cut your shapes out of patterned paper. Then you can scan your layout into your computer using the photo stitching function on a graphics editing program if you have one. Or else take a digital photo of it. Then post it on your blog and link back here.

How to use the template

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users:

  1. Load the PSD template into into your workspace
  2. Duplicate the file so you don’t accidentally save over the original template.
  3. Working on the duplicate, drag your photos and/or patterned papers onto the file and position each one above a hexagon layer.
  4. Reduce the opacity of the photos so you can see the hexagon underneath. Then resize them to fit inside the hexagon.
  5. With the photo layer activated press Ctrl+G and then Ctrl+E and your photo will be cropped to the size and shape of the hexagon.

Paintshop Pro users:

  1. I wasn’t sure how to set this up for you, so I’ve made each layer of the template into a separate PNG file.
  2. Create a new 12×12 inch 300 dpi file.
  3. Open all the PNG files into your Workspace and drag each one onto your file.
  4. They should all be positioned in the correct place in separate layers on your file.
  5. Now follow steps 3-5 above.

Here’s the Patchwork Template for you to download.

Patchwork Digital Scrapbook TemplateJust click on the image to download the ZIP file containing the full size template.

So will you join me in creating this Scrapbook Patchwork Quilt?

Remember all you need to do is upload your own patchwork  scrapbook layout onto your blog so I can come and get a copy. And don’t forget to link to this post.

And if any of your friends want to join in the fun they are most welcome, so be sure to let them know.

Other Related Posts:

Scrapbooking with Lots of Photos

How to Make a Digital Scrapbook Template

Hybrid Scrapbooking – what’s it all about?

Full length Digital Scrapbook Tutorials

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9 Responses to Scrapbook a Patchwork Quilt

  1. Connie July 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    I want to use this for a retirement album I am making. I don’t have a blog how would I post it so you can see what I have done. I am looking for great multiple templates like this and am hoping for some criticing. I hope I spelled that right.

    • karooch July 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

      Hi Connie. You don’t have to have a blog to post stuff on the Internet. You can open a free Flickr account and post all the photos and images you want there. Or if you have a Facebook account you can post images there too.
      When you have made your page, save a JPG copy of the file (you might want to resize it to 8×8 inches and a 72 PPI resolution) and then you can upload it to a gallery and sent the URL to anyone you want to go and see it (including me please).

  2. Angelee December 25, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    I think that your patchwork quilt scrapbook is very unique, especially the shape. I like the fact that you can download the software into your blog for free. Also your HOW TO USE template is very informative with it’s step by step instruction. Looking forward to trying it.

  3. Maryanne October 4, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Thanks, this looks very intriguing!

    • karooch October 4, 2012 at 8:32 am #

      Have fun with it Maryanne. I’m actually planning to make a whole album using this template. It should be interesting to see all the pages spread out.


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