80s Style Easter Layout

80s Themed Easter Layout

Circle tag – Connie Prince, Happy Home Body; Word Art – ABC Do The Bunny Hop; blue papers (altered)- Triple J Designs, Sun Kissed; white paper – Lyllah Raven – Refreshing; Buckle – Hummie’s World – Course 2 Lesson 31; Ribbon – Sheila Reid – That Teenage Life

For my mother, Easter was a very big deal. She loved buying my brother and my new clothes and Easter baskets when we were younger. As we grew up and times got tough, the new clothes and baskets were no longer part of our yearly bounty. Even though I wasn’t a girl who loved dresses, I loved this adorable dress with a bonnet and matching purse. I always felt so pretty in this dress and really missed it when I grew out of it.

These 80s era photos were a challenge to scrapbook because I had poorly cut two of the photos. So, I matted these pictures and chose a layout that intentionally shifts your eyes. You have to work hard to notice the poorly cut photos, and that was by design.

80s Color Scheme for Scrapbooks

Pastel with a pop 80s color palette

I chose papers that matched my pastel 80s color palette and matched my dress, but relied heavily on the dress for color choices.

I have rarely used a buckle on my layouts, but a scrapbooking challenge from a Facebook group I belong to prompted me to follow the steps of a My Corner Online’s tutorial. I love these easy to follow PhotoShop Elements tutorials. After fOnce I saw the challenge and the tutorial, I knew I had to use a ribbon and buckle on this layout. There’s a buckle on my purse, and the element seemed to fit.

This Easter layout was a fun addition to my personal heritage scrapbook and the overall design compliments the challenges of the photo and helps me remember one of my favorite dresses. That’s a win-win.

What memories do you have Easter when you were a child? Do you have photos that showcase those memories?

Turn your memories and photos into a scrapbook page and then share a link to your designs in the comment section. If you finish your layout before this Easter, you could print out a single page and frame it to display at this year’s Easter celebration. Think of the conversations you’ll have with your family about the holiday from this fun task.

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.


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