Hello crafty friends. I’m so excited to share my very first layout with the gorgeous Sunny Days collection by Maggie Holmes. Saying that I adore this line is an understatement; the colors and patterns are bright and happy, perfect to document your summer and outdoor memories. I’m a sucker for pretty flowers as well, and you’ll find some lovely ones in this collection.
For my layout today, I decided to stick to the summer theme and document two photos of my oldest daughter at the pool. This page screams summer! And it makes me happy every time I look at it.
I started by fussy cutting all the colorful umbrellas from the Parasol patterned paper to use as layering elements behind my photos. This is one of my favorite techniques, as it brings depth and lots of dimension to the page. Once I decided on the placement of the photos, it was just a matter of arranging the umbrellas around them, making sure to overlap them slightly and alternating the colors.
The photos were also matted with white cardstock to make them stand out more and create some separation from the background. A mix of embellishments, such as chipboard and puffy stickers, fussy cut elements, like the “Every summer has a story” sentiment from the Peachy patterned paper, and the gorgeous blue and white striped bow, complemented the photos perfectly. I also added some clear stickers around my cluster and the “Sun+Shine” title.
To balance the page, I created a second cluster in the opposite corner, for which I used more of the fussy cut umbrellas and the darling tote from the Sunkissed patterned paper. I love the charms that come in the collection; they are adorable, and the perfect decorative element.
I finished the page by matting the Florentine paper with the beautiful Beach Day one. The deep blue brings in a contrasting element and ties all the elements together.
Documenting your summer memories will be a blast with this amazing collection! Thank you for stopping by.
Supplies: Sunny Days – Beach Day (350791), Florentine (350783), Happy Place (350772), Parasol (350789), Peachy (350780), Sunkissed (350782), Chipboard Stickers (350801), Charms (350810), Fabric Bows (350813), Ephemera Pieces (350802), Stickers (350807), Summertime Glossy Puffy Stickers (350800).