Hello, PP friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout featuring the super cute Wild Child collection. I couldn’t wait to make a page about my little one’s first day of school! She was so happy and ready, it was a joy to watch!
I started by choosing the cut file I wanted to use. My idea was to create a frame for the photo and embellish it with all kinds of ephemera pieces and stickers. The Frame cut file designed by Paige drew my attention for the interesting shape and the lovely flowers around it. I backed the middle portion first with Paper 06 – I love the soft, feminine colors! Then, using a darker strip from the same paper, I backed the smaller portion of the petals. For the rest I used patterned papers in the Wild Child Girl 6×6 Paper Pad. Some parts of the cut files were left as is; I like to see the background paper through the negative spaces.
I matted the photo with patterned papers and die cuts from the girl line and adhered it down with foam adhesive. I then arranged more pieces, such as puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, and fussy cut flowers in between the layers to add variety and color.
The title, for which I used chipboard stickers, fit perfectly in the right corner of the frame.
To complete the look of the layout, I added rub-on stars and fussy cut flowers on the outside of the cut file, as well as two strips of the same patterned papers used to back the flowers in the bottom portion of the page. I also included a lovely sentiment that comes in the 6×12 Sticker Sheet – I thought it was perfect for the theme of the layout.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this has given you some ideas for your next back-to-school layout!
Hello there crafty friends! I know we are in the middle of summer, but I couldn’t resist making a fall layout. My kids start school in a couple of weeks and that for me officially marks the beginning of the new season. I came across this photo from last September while working on another project and I had to use it for my page today.
The gorgeous Auburn Lane collection is so perfect and really makes you feel those fall, cozy vibes. I started by cutting the Home Sweet Home cut file by Paige Evans from white cardstock and backed it with different patterned papers. Before adhering it down, I fussy-cut many flowers and leaves from Paper 03 and just arranged them here and there below the cut file, making sure to have some of them come through the letters.
I then used the beautiful fabric flowers to add more interest and dimension to the layout. I LOVE these flowers! I would buy a million of them! They instantly bring a feminine, delicate touch to your projects.
Next, the photo. I layered it with patterned papers and tabs before embellishing it with die cuts and sentiment. To give it dimension, I adhered it down with foam adhesive and also added more of the fabric flowers at the bottom left corner. Repeating elements brings the layout together and makes it cohesive.
Lastly, I glued a strip of paper at the very bottom of the page, distressed the edge a bit, and tucked two houses underneath it.
I’m very pleased with the way this layout turned out. Are you ready for fall? I certainly am. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!
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!