Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dog Scrapbook Layout

I created this scrapbook layout to honor our dog Bert. We adopted him from the Wisconsin Humane Society in September of 2005. He was our constant companion and family member for 13 years. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to him in March of 2018. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think fondly of him and how much he meant to us. We are finally at a place where we can talk about him and not tear up. He really had a big personality for such a little guy. In the words of my daughter, "Bert was a legend." If you have ever wondered if a shelter dog would make a good family dog, the answer is YES! Please consider adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue. They have so much love to give and you definitely won't regret it!

If you'd like to create this layout for your dog, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the layout.


Let's Make This Layout!


I used the Life is Ruff Collection from Simple Stories to create this layout. I started the layout by cutting 2 - 12" long thin strips of the stripe paper. I attached them to a thick 12x12 piece of kraft cardstock using my sewing machine and thick white thread.

Use a thin needle so the needle doesn't make large holes in the paper. I intentionally made the sewing a bit wonky to add character to the layout. I curled back the edges of the paper and put tears in random spots along the border.


This is an up close view of the bottom border of the layout. Don't worry if your sewing machine skills aren't great. I love the look of wonky sewing!


 This is an up close view of the top border of the layout.


Next, I cut the name Bert on my Silhouette. I purchased the Outline Block Letters by Kolette Hall from the Silhouette Store. You will need to figure out what size to make the letters based on how many letters you need to spell out your dog's name. I was able to make fairly large letters because I needed only 4 letters. I also overlapped them a bit which allowed me to increase the size of the letters. After you cut the letters on your Silhouette, back them with pattern papers from the Life is Ruff paper collection. 


Use a photo of your dog that measures 4" x 4" and mat the photo with white cardstock. I printed a black and white photo because I love black and white photography. 


It's time to assemble the layout! The embellishments on this layout are the stickers from the Simple Stories Life is Ruff paper collection, a 3" x 4" card from the collection, a wood veneer paw print from my stash, a hand cut tag using the bone paper from the paper collection and one of Bert's dog tags. 

Use the photo of my layout as a guide for the placement of each element. Your dog's photo will need to be attached first because other elements are layered on top of the photo. Next, attach your dog's name to the layout.  

Next, attach your dog's metal tag to the hand cut bone paper tag using red and white Baker's twine, tie a bow and attach the entire tag to the layout. The 3" x 4" All you need is love and a dog card is layered over the bone paper tag and photo.

 Next, use adhesive foam dots to attach the heart, flowers, yellow paw print, dog house & dog to the layout. Use Beacon 3-in-1 glue to attach the wood veneer paw print to the layout.

Use adhesive foam dots to attach the bark stickers to the bottom of the layout

Finally, use a roller date stamp to stamp the date the photo was taken on the layout.

Your layout is now complete!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this custom dog layout. Follow my blog if you'd like to see what I create next!



  • Simple Stories Life is Ruff Paper Collection Kit

  • Cardstock: Kraft, White

  • Silhouette Store Outline Block Letters by Kolette Hall

  • Sewing Machine

  • Thick White Thread

  • Wood Veneer Paw Print

  • Metal Dog Tag

  • Red and White Baker's Twine

  • Roller Date Stamp

  • Adhesive Foam Dots

  • Beacon 3-in-1 Glue


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