Sometimes you need a very fast layout. Time is at a premium, but there’s a memory you just don’t want to forget. There’s a picture so perfect it belongs in a book. You know if you don’t do it now, it will be forgotten. Lost. An opportunity wasted.
For those moments, there is the one-minute layout. Play along with me, time yourself. Let’s see if we can all do one layout in one minute!
For this speed scrap I’m using Xuxper Designs latest: The Shoreline of an Island. I also cheated and grabbed an adorable photo off the internet. What can I say? Time is really at a premium in my house this week!
I started with a stacked paper for my background:
I drop in my borrowed photo off the internet:
I set my photo to blend Soft Light in the layers palette & cleaned up the edges a little & quickly with the eraser.
Extra: See our Blending a Photo into a Background tutorial!
Next I dropped in one of the The Shoreline of an Island Clusters:
note: Don’t be afraid to overlap the cluster with the stacked paper!
I added in the photo a second time, this time in the cluster frame:
Finally, I took an extra 5 seconds to clean up the beach sign underneath my frame. I simply covered it with one of Xuxper’s adorable flowers. Done. My final layout took less than a minute & I adore it. Now to find an hour to find my perfect photo & redo the whole thing.
Hit me up in the comments with links to your one-minute layouts in our gallery, on Facebook or on instagram.
Thank you for this tutorial, here is my one-minute layout
Woooohoooo! Great job. They are so adorable! Did it take you only a minute?
Here’s my layout made in one minute. (after I searched for the right kit (used a QP) chose 2 elements, looked for my photo and chose a font. )
So glad you brought this up. However I think doing a layout in one minute could be compared to finding the Loch Ness Monster. You really need everything ready to go first. But this got me thinking about how long I do take to make my layouts.
Am going to time some and see!
Petrified of digital scrapbooking! Going to attempt to try it using this tutorial! Thank you for the inspiration!
Everything new is scary! But I hope you love this as much as I do. I have six kids, this way I can scrap pages for their photobooks & use it in six different books if I need to. It’s a fantastic way to preserve memories. Have fun!