Hello there! Enza here and today I’m bringing you a new way (at least for me) to incorporate multiple photos on a layout. My initial idea was to create a mini album and use it as an interactive element on my page. That is actually what I did, using the Mini Album Card cut file designed by Paige Evans. I loved the idea of having an accordion mini album that unfolded to reveal photos and journaling. But once I was done with it, I realized the shape of the closed album was hard to incorporate into my design, so I fiddled with it a bit, until I came to the conclusion that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to adhere the fully open mini on a 12×12 patterned paper.
Now, in order to fit the album diagonally onto my background paper, I had to prevent the middle squares from laying flat; to do so, I just kept the accordion shape of the mini and adhered the front and back covers down completely with strong double-sided tape. I did the same with the middle section of the second row, to avoid any lifting. I know that many of you will wonder about the dimension of this page, and how I am going to fit it in an album. To be honest, I like the idea of displaying layouts on our family wall, so the dimension is not an issue for me.
I decorated my album with lots of stickers and ephemera pieces. To maintain continuity throughout, I matted the photos with patterned paper, added typed journaling, and added zig zag machine stitching over the folds to bring in extra texture.
I love the accordion book that comes with the cut file; it’s that interactive element that I really wanted for this layout.
In the pocket at the bottom I added a few more photos and some journaling. I then decorated it with rub-ons and a fussy-cut moth.
To finish the page I adhered one of the bar code paper strips at the bottom and added other elements such as moths and sentiments. I also used the Foam Mini Alpha from the Pick-Me-Up collection to spell the title of the page.
I love how this layout turned out and sure hope it has inspired you to create a multi-photo page to record your summer memories.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Hello there! Today I’m sharing a masculine layout featuring the Turn the Page and Pick-Me-Up collections by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. If you know my work, you might have noticed I tend to scrapbook pictures of my daughters most of the time. There is something in feminine colors that just calls my name 😉 Since we also have a son and he deserves the same attention, I have decided to challenge myself a little more and make at least one masculine page for every two feminine ones. That’s my goal for the immediate future and I sure hope I’ll stick to the plan!
For my layout today, I backed this Triangles Background cut file with a mix of papers from the two collections mentioned above. I picked colors that matched or complemented the ones in the pictures, such as orange, teal, blue, yellow, and gray – the background patterned paper came from the old Citrus Bliss collection (one of my favorites!).
Instead of placing the cut file in the middle of the page, I opted to adhere it towards the left side. I used foam dots underneath the ends to lift it a bit and give it dimension.
I matted my photo on white cardstock and layered several patterned papers behind it. I love including tags whenever I can; here I put one towards the top. I also added lots of fussy cut stars all around the photo, trying to match the colors to the ones underneath, and a big wood veneer star on the left side.
For the title, I used the “happiness” chipboard sticker and a sentiment that I fussy cut from a patterned paper in the Pick-Me-Up 6×6 Paper Pad. I then continued adding bits and pieces here and there around the page.
To balance the left side and bring more interest to the page, I placed washi tape on the opposite side and arranged two ephemera pieces and some fussy cut stars in the top corner.
I finished the layout off with some tiny rub-on stars and black splatters.
I love how this layout turned out! I hope you’ll feel inspired to create a masculine page with the gorgeous Pink Paislee collections. Until next time!
Hello PP friends! Second layout of the day, this one for Pink Paislee, featuring the gorgeous Pick-Me-Up collection, as well as bits and pieces from Oh My Heart. The main idea for this page came from the cut file I ended up using. I often turn to cut files for inspiration, especially when I don’t have a specific theme to work with or I’m in a creative rut. Scrolling through all the different designs is the perfect jump start to get my ideas flowing again. Here is the layout:
I like lots of dimension on my pages, so the first thing I did was cut the flower shape multiple times in different sizes to build my layers. I picked pinks and teals for the bouquets, and kept the color scheme throughout the layout.
I cut the stems from patterned papers in different shades of green and arranged them on opposite sides of the page. Then I continued with the flowers which I adhered down with foam adhesive.
The space in between the bouquets was perfect for my photo. I backed it with a frame, patterned paper, and a tag, and embellished it with all kinds of fun goodies. The “Happy” sticker became part of my title, which I completed with the chipboard “laugh” sentiment and another sentiment strip from the 6×12 Sticker Sheet.
Once everything was in place, I added a few rub-on butterflies, buttons, and tiny flowers around the whole design. I love how they follow the flow of the page and bring in more of the same colors and patterns.
I’m happy with how this layout turned out. Any time you feel like you have no new ideas for your next projects, turn to cut files for inspiration. You don’t necessarily need to use them, but they can get your creative juices flowing again. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!