Sea Themed DIY Embellishments and Scrapbook Layout

Sea Themed DIY Embellishments and Scrapbook Layout

Hey there!  It’s Kira and I am back today with another scrapbook layout using some of my favorite Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers. I am going to show you how to create your own Sea themed custom embellishments!

Here's what you'll need to get started:


  • Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
    • Colorplan Candy Pink
    • Sirio Color Gialloro
    • Colorplan Chartreuse
    • Pop-Tone Sno Cone
    • Colorplan Racing Green
    • Foundations Pure White
  • Scissors
  • Pencil 
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Foam Tape
  • Embellishments 


racing green, sno cone, chartreuse, candy pink, and gialloro papers for sea themed layout

My youngest son has a full blown shark/sea animal obsession, so for his fifth birthday we visited SeaWorld. I wanted to make a layout that was worthy of his love for sea animals, but had a very specific vision in mind. I could have easily scoured the market to find the just right embellishments for this layout, but loved the idea of creating my own!

I started with a simple sketch of how I wanted this layout to come together. I used Procreate on my iPad, but this can easily be done on some scratch paper you have laying around.  

The first step in all my layouts is typing up my journaling and printing out my photo. I used Pure White as my background paper since I chose such a vibrant color scheme. My photo was printed at 3.5”x5” and then I roughly drew around it before hand cutting to the shape I wanted.  

attaching photo to sno cone paper

Once my photo was cut out, I adhered it to Sno Cone and hand cut around the photo leaving about an 1/8” border. Then I cut two more round/oval shapes to go on my page. 

cutting sno cone circles to add to layout

Next I started cutting out my fish. I used a pencil to draw some basic fish and shark shapes. Then I cut them out with my precision scissors.  

cutting fish shapes

I cut out strips of paper and punched small circles to embellish the fish a bit. I also punched out some white circles and put a black dot on each one for their eyes. And no ocean would be complete without some coral!  

adding details to paper fish

Finally, it was just a matter of placement and embellishing. I adhered all of the fish with some foam adhesive to make them pop.  

attaching details with foam tape

paper fish on sea layout


On the journaling page, I included some more coral to the bottom to bring all of the colors to the reverse page.  

paper coral details

I finished off the page with the Cricut cut title, “SeaWorld” in Sno Cone and added little water droplet gems around both pages.  

title in sno cone cut on a Cricut

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you guys enjoyed this project and I can’t wait to see all of your scrapbook creations!  

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