Hello Lovelies! Theresa here with a layout using the Love Stories kit once again, and also this amazing cut file available in the shop, You & Me. I was so inspired by this file and I just had to go create with it! Here is my layout.
Don't you just love when you see a product (or a photo, or an embellishment) and you just HAVE to go make something with it?!? For my layout I decided to gesso the light pink paper so the cut file would pop against the background. Gesso is this amazing fun medium that allows bits of the background to show through in the most magical way! I just apply it with a dry brush to give it a bit of texture.
The cut file itself I cut using a blue patterned paper from the kit, from Crate Paper La La Love. Once I had it cut out, I backed some of the negative space in the cut file with a light floral patterned paper, and then I colored in the flowers in the cut file using Jane Davenport glitter pens in Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean.
I also added these fun dots around the cut file in the same color as the cut file, to add movement and fun to the layout. There is so much happy color on this layout, which makes it so fun to look at!
Once the background was all set, it was time to add photo, journaling, and fun embellishments to the page. I had a cute photo of my husband and myself on Valentine's Day of this year, and I pulled in all the heart shaped embellishments to tuck in and around the photo. I also used the heart glitter shaker stickers from the kit, they are so fun and cute!
For my journaling I simply added a few sentences directly to the background paper and underlined. This was so much fun to create and I hope you are inspired to use this cut file! We would love to see what you create, so be sure to share online and tag us so we can see!
Jodie here with you today, and I'm sharing a travellers notebook spread using the gorgeous November Seneca Falls Main Kit.
This kit has a lot of elements that have a black contrast to them, like the floral patterned paper and tag on the right side of my spread. I've played with those elements in this spread, and also brought in the black corrugated cardstock from the kit for the left page.
Because the paper on the right page is fairly busy I've kept the embellishment of that side minimal. The unforgettable tag really pops off the page because it has the black contract to it. The only things I added to this page are a word sticker to the side of the tag, and a sweet puffy heart, and I called this side done.
To get my journalling to fit on the tag and on the printed lines, I first measure the area I want to journal in. I create a text box in Word that size, and type my journalling (this time in my favourite vintage typewriter font called Typical Writer). Since I know how many lines I want to fill I count these up, then adjust the line spacing until it fills the text box with the right number of lines. From there I usually print a couple of practice pages on copy paper, adjusting the line space until it's just right, and then use some washi tape to hold the tag in place over the top of the journalling where it is printed on the copy paper, and feed it through my printer one more time. I know it sounds like a bit of fussing, but I love the way this type of journalling looks.
I tore a corner off the 'sprinkled' paper and adhered it to the edge of my left page. I've then used a couple of strip elements trimmed from the papers and layered them at the same angle at different intervals. The orange and black scallop is trimmed from one of the ephemera pieces. I've then fussy cut the 'you're my fave' banner and adhered it using foam dots for a little dimension. I don't mind using foam tape in my TN spreads because I'm totally okay if my TN albums end up a little chunky.
Finally to tie the left and right pages together I fussy cut a cluster of flowers from the same patterned paper as on the right, and tucked it under my photo. I was so happy to get this photo in my TN album, it really captures the fun and cheeky side to my daughter and her boyfriend, and a cheeky story to go with it.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!