Hi, Odessa here again with another pocket page layout. I’m using the Fika kit, but with a twist. I challenged myself to make a layout using just the beautiful cardstock from the kit. I added in a bit of plain cardstock and vellum, but otherwise stuck to the patterned cardstock. It was such a fun challenge! I had some sweet tiny square photos from a summery trip to the park with my boys that I wanted to use so I got busy figuring out how to incorporate them. It’s so cold and wintery here that its really nice to look back on warmer day
I used a couple of the photos as a photo strip and made a full 6x8 layout with them. I paired them with a painted style cardstock and a rich navy with daisies for a bit of light and dark contrast. I then took my photo and cut up multiple layers of different patterns of cardstock to go under my photo to make it pop. I then used the navy Daisy cardstock to hand cut a title to balance out the journalling on the other side. I love the whimsy of hand cut letters!
On the other side I started knowing I wanted to use the rainbow striped cardstock. I cut down a 3x4 card out of it and used a circle punch on it. I attached a square of plain cardstock behind the square to make a space for a simple title. It’s a really easy and elegant way to feature a paper and focus on a sentiment.
Next to it I found a cardstock with a great pink next to the brand strip which had the same rainbow. I incorporated the edge I’d normally cut off and made this card with the rainbow stripes to the right to add some playful balance to the page. I then took one of my square photos and added some white cardstock underneath to make it look like an instant photo.
I love shaker pockets so I knew I wanted to play with them. I cut out a strip of the bright animal print to be the main part of the pocket. I used a small strip of navy polka dot cardstock on the bottom to bring some of the navy in from the other page. I love balance. Then I used some vellum on top. I adhered it to the animal print cardstock and then filled it up with confetti that I punched out of the Fika cardstock and then sewed around the edges to close it up. I was going to just use a tape runner, but my sewing machine was already next to me and it really does look good.
I hope you liked this look at what I did with the Fika kit and it inspired you to try some cardstock only techniques!
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