Year in Review Layout – Mary Jo

Hi Everyone,

Only a few days to go and it is a whole New Year again!! This is the time when you can look back and think about all the great things that happened during the year.

Mary Jo is going to show us a tutorial on Year in Review layout.

Mary Jo says:

I wanted to make a title page in my 2011 Family album. So I decided to make a “year in review” layout to recap some of the highlights from our year. My layout uses a grid design and repetitive theme for each month to keep things simple!

What You Will Need

  • Cardstock
  • Letter Stickers (large and small)
  • Embellishments
  • Die Cut Journal Cards


I started out with a sheet of kraft cardstock as my base, and a series of die cut journal cards by October Afternoon.

Once I decided on which cards I wanted for each month, I adhered them to my cardstock.

October Afternoon also has a great series of tiny alphabet stickers that I used to label each month.

Next comes some simple title work using a border sticker, alphabet letters and two flower stickers.


I used some free on-line photo software called Picasa to print up smaller sized pictures on white cardstock. I just created a file with the photos I wanted to use and then hit the print option. It then allowed me to shrink the photos down when hit “shrink to fit” and the border option.


On my completed layout you will see that I labeled each photo with some tiny alphabet stickers by Pink Paislee.

So now I have a fun layout to place at the front of my 2011 album that gives viewers an idea of what they will find inside!

Don’t you just love the grid composition that Mary Jo used. It is a great idea for every year. We hope you liked it too.

This is our last blog post for the year 2012, we hope that you found great inspiration here through the year.

Our next Issue is out on the 1st January 2013.

Crafting Ireland Team is wishing you a very Happy New Year that is filled with crafty goodness!!

Crafting Ireland Team


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  1. Moxie Fab Alert: Here Chan has used alphabet stickers as a mask for dye ink spray.

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