Cards are a great medium for humor, but layouts can also cause a chuckle. When is a better time to celebrate funny layouts than National Humor Month in April?!? Below are three very different layouts with one common denominator -- humor.
The title leads the reader to expect something cute like a baby, a kitten or a cuddly teddy bear. Instead, you see her brother making a silly face, a far cry from cute! Dora journaled a funny conversation she had with her son, who doesn’t have the same appreciation for art that she does. Gabriela also took advantage of journaling to create a funny layout. She took an unfortunate circumstance and played up the irony in the story. In addition, she used graphic elements to bring attention to it even further when she plopped a big arrow right on the dent in the truck! It may be National Humor Month, but anyone can enjoy a funny layout any time of year.
Cuddles By Hilde Aaslund
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey: Alphas: BasicGrey, American Crafts, Adornit (Carolée's Creations), Ornaments: Charms Creations, Other: ink. Tools: Stamp: We R Memory Keepers.
Design Notes: I spend lot of time on
the titles on my layouts. The right title completely changes the
story behind the photo and a funny or unexpected title makes
people smiles if the photo matches. Like in this layout
featuring my brother making a goofy face. Using a title like
“Uncle Goofy” would make sense, but is not very funny, but using
an unexpected one makes you smile, right?
Journaling: “The Ultimate Guide To
Getting Cuddles” Subtitle: “1. Look Cute 2. Look Cute 3. Look
Art Critic by Dora Phillips
Paper, Die Cuts: American Crafts, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Tape: Hambly Studios, Alphabet: Pink Paislee, American Crafts, Ribbon: Webster's Papers, Chipboard: Maya Road.
Digital Supplies: Photo Template: Photo Journal Clusters No2 by Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals).
Design Notes: I used a template to
combine my photos and journaling before I printed it out. It is
a way to scrap quick and easy!
Mom? Are you SURE this is art? Yes, Zack. It is modern art. Cool, right?
Cool? I made stuff like this in Kindergarten and you threw it
Crash by Gabriella Dehod
Supplies: Paper: The Paper Loft, Cardstock: Bazzil Basics Paper, Chipboard: Magistical Memories, Deluxe Designs, Alphabet Stickers, Embellishments: 7Gypsies, Specialty Ink: Tattered Angels, Paint: Tim Holtz, Markers: Copic. Tools: Stamps: Tim Holtz.
Design Notes: For the border around the photo I used black Bazzill cardstock and white Copic markers for the squares. Chipboard is misted with Tattered Angels Mist.
This is quite the story. My son Kyle’s car
Was in the shop getting repaired, so dad
Let him borrow the company van. LMAO
It’s not funny but yet it is. He went to his
Friends house who lives in condo w/under
Ground parking. Yup u got it. He decided
To park under ground with the help of his
Friend who said the van would clear the
Roof. BAD JUDGEMENT , it certainly didn’t
Clear. Sparks were flying and basically the roof
Caved in and got ripped off. Dad was on a
Golf trip at this time. The next day Kyle thought
He’d do the right thing before dad got home
And get the roof repaired. He figured maybe
$300.00. He was most likely stressed and nervous
Going to get the |”roof repaired” and as he was
Driving there he side swiped a car. Lol yikes
Long story short, roof would cost |$5000.00
To repair, plus the damage to the body. Kyle
Totaled and rode the van off. Things we do
For our kids. At least there were no injuries
In either accident.