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Not Just for the Poolside – Crate Paper – Poolside Collection

Hi all, Jackie here with my months blogpost, as we are officially in the summer season, I decided have used the lovely collection from Crate Paper – Poolside, great for all beach, pool, ice-cream eating photos.

She is a Water Dancer

For my first layout, I’ve gone with the poolside theme and used a selection of photographs of my friends daughter in a sychronising swimming competition 3 years ago. I was lucky enough to go and see her in action and it was fantastic.  Out of all the photographs I took on that day, I decided to use 4 at 2.5 inch square.



I used Crate Paper – Poolside – Heatwave paper as the background.  underneath each photograph I used a selection of papers from the 6×6 pad and some Crate Paper – Poolside – Gold Glitter Plus Sign vellum.  Then I layered the three photographs on selection of papers, starting with a  6.5 inch of Crate Paper – Poolside – Sunshine Paper, 6 inch of Crate Paper – Poolside – Splash, and 5 inch of Crate Paper – Poolside  Admit One- all these I roughly ripped the lower edge, before adding the 3 layered photographs to the top.

For the 4th photograph at the bottom right of the page, I again used the Crate Paper  Poolside – 6×6 Pad and layered a few papers under the photograph, I attached the vellum piece direct to the background, but only glue 3 sides of the layered photograph has I wanted to include a tag with some hidden journalling.




The sticker sheet have some lovely aqua & gold alphabets which I used as part of my title.



To finish the page I added a few of the Crate Paper – Poolside – Chipboard Elements and Crate Paper – Poolside – Die Cuts.  I also added a few splashes of Pebbles – gold mist over the page.



Beach Boy


My 2nd layout is a beach one, and when I saw these new wood veneer from Fancy Pants –  Making Waves – I know I had to have then – if only for this one word.



I used a selection of  papers from the Crate Paper – Poolside – 6×6 pad, to layer under my photographs, and die cut a few of the papers.  Again using some of the Crate Paper – Poolside – Chipboard shapes, sticker sheet, die-cuts – which has some vellum words,   which I’ve added over the top of one of the photographs.






I also added this lovely camera wood veneer from Crate Paper – Poolside Collection 



I Scream for Ice-Cream

And my final layout   this month is one for my New York album of me, enjoying a Gelato ice-cream – which is probably one of the best ice-creams I’ve tasted.



I used Crate Paper – Poolside – Sun-n-Fun paper as the background which I inked using yellow and blue mist – which you can see ends up being covered – you can just about see some of the blue mist, and also using some textured paste – though a travel word stencil, to add extra details to the background paper.    I  mounted the photographs onto papers from the Crate Paper – Poolside – 6×6 pad, and embellished with die-cuts, wood veneer and some of the alphabets from the Sticker sheet as part of my title.




I also added some stamped words using Becky Higgins – Project Life Roller Stamp.

I hope you love this collection as much as I did, and it gives you some ideas on scrapping your summer photographs.

Till next month





  1. Claire

    I want to dive straight in Jackie ! Your poolside layouts are fab and you’re making me hungry with your ice cream layout !

  2. Barbara

    Lovely layouts Jackie I love this range of products you may just have inspired me to buy some x

  3. Sue

    Jackie they are stunning love them all especially the last one they were rather yummy x xx

  4. Ida Rosberg

    So much summer in your pages! We have only seen rain! I will have to use the poolside collection for something else! 😀 Great work Jackie!

  5. Sheena

    Wonderful summery pages Jackie x
    Love all the little details.

  6. Rachel Millington

    Great LO’s Jackie! I especially love the Beach Boy one, so summery and fun!

  7. Jo

    Love this! I’ve used some of the collection but I’ve been waiting to use the pool themed items for holiday swimming. We’re going to a Lido tomorrow, which no doubt will be freezing but I’ll just think about the lovely vintage poolside bits I can use!