This layout is very simple to make, even though it includes a lot of elements and may not appear that way (I love when that happens!). Here's how I created it:
1. Background: Cut out three folders from the Crate Paper folder patterned paper. Using a craft knife, cut slits in the bottom and top folder for your journaling cards and photos. I also cut along the tabs and distressed it a bit to give the folders a three-dimensional look. Adhere to the Chickaniddy Crafts Autumn Haze background paper, being sure not to adhere your pockets.
*Tip: If you love this paper and want to leave the bottom green section for another project, trim it off beforehand and just adhere your file folder paper to the bottom of the piece you just trimmed, being sure to keep to the 12" measurement. That way, you use every last bit of the paper! *
2. Journaling & title: Print the fox journaling card from the Heart it Races digital files and stamp 'lovely' using the Heart it Races stamp set. Using the Chickaniddy letters, add 'girl.' Cut out the square journaling card from the Shimelle patterned paper and journal. Tuck both cards into the bottom file folder with the yellow doily behind and adhere all pieces.
3. Photo: Layer a 4"x6" photo on top of the Pebbles Homemaker paper, leaving 1/4" around the edge. Insert into the top folder slit and adhere at a slight angle, adding dimensional adhesive at the top. Add the Teresa Collins 'my heart' border stamp along the bottom of the photo, along with the flair badge at the bottom left corner. Cut the 'noted' speech bubble from the This Life Noted digital files, add the date and attach to the right side of your photo with the Lawn Fawn paper clip.
4. Embellish: Add the Teresa Collins arrow border, wood veneer heart stamp and a sequin along the right edge of your title card. Fussy cut the Teresa Collins Flowers paper bunch, along with three small flowers. Slip underneath the left side of your photo and adhere with dimensional adhesive. Adhere two sequins near the flowers. Adhere the Teresa Collins 'love this' sticker on top of the flowers with dimensional adhesive. Add the three small flowers near the bottom right corner of the photo. Fussy cut the Chickaniddy flower banner from the die-cuts package. Stamp 'you're the bestest'. Apply a Teresa Collins banner sticker at the top left corner and adhere the Chickaniddy banner with dimensional adhesive directly to the right.
Once I had the idea for my layout, the process above only took about 30 minutes for me to pull together. I also cut out my digital files beforehand when my kit arrived so that I wasn't having to do it each time I created a layout. It's a great way to save some time, especially when you're working predominately during precious nap time!