Scrapbooking inspiration can be found literally anywhere. I stumbled across this image on Pinterest and had no idea what it was. But I was intrigued by the shape and clicked on the image. Can you believe this is a coffee maker? It is just too cool. I had to use the design for a layout.
This coffee maker from Yanko Design holds water on one side of the opening and coffee beans on the other. To brew a cup of coffee, you place a mug in the center. The faceplates on the machine are interchangeable and can be customized to any color. The image above shows the basic silver design as well as four other sample faceplates. I love the simplicity of the display image as much as the design of the coffee maker.
All supplies from Designer Digitals | Patterned Paper: Woodside Jangle Solids Paper Pack (grey and blue wood-patterned papers) by Katie Pertiet. Rounded Corners: Rounded Corner Layered Template Package by Ali Edwards. Word Art: So Love You Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards. Brush: Distressed Lines and Word Art Brushes and Stamps by Lynn Grieveson. Button: Linen Buttons: Winter Woods by Katie Pertiet.
I started off with a blue wood-patterned paper as my background and then layered a grey wood-patterned paper over that. I wanted to mimic the grey background in the inspiration photo but I also wanted to highlight the rounded corners in the photo so I used a template from Ali Edwards to round the corner of the grey paper. I used the same template to round the corners on my photos and placed them horizontally across the page. To add a bit more interest to the page, I also added some textured lines above and below the photos and offset my title, journaling, and single embellishment under the second photo.
This was a super-easy layout to make and I kept mine fairly simple but you could add more patterns to the page, mat the photos, and add more embellishments to change the look to suit any style.
I love spending time on Pinterest and I always find something to inspire me. I hope that you are inspired by this design as I was. Let me know where you find inspiration and maybe I’ll use it in a future column. You can also follow my Pinterest boards here.