Hey there! I got a bit crafty last week, and created what may just be my favorite layout of 2018. I know, that's saying a lot, but this layout, created mostly with the Box of Crayons collection* from my friend, Shimelle and American Crafts, really ticks all of the boxes for me:
Supplies | Box of Crayons 6 x 8 paper pad, Cut Here patterned paper (manufacturer's strip), On a Roll patterned paper, All the Things patterned paper, Box of Crayons ephemera die-cuts, Box of Crayons chipboard Thickers, Box of Crayons sticker and washi book, Box of Crayons rotary phrase stamp, Box of Crayons glitter enamel dots, Box of Crayons mini puffy stickers, Glitter Girl teal glitter Thickers, Amy Tan sticker book
So, what are those "essential layout" element boxes that require ticking, you ask? A fun title, created with different textures and fonts: Check. An interesting texture created with hand-stitching: Check. Bright color and fun patterns: Check. Lots of fun embellishments that highlight the photos: Check and check.
Okay, let's talk titles. They're my jam. I have an entire, massive class devoted to them at Big Picture Classes. This title is just about my idea of a perfect title. It contains three different fun fonts for interest, it includes all of the colors found throughout the layout, and is created from three different mediums: glittery foam, transparent stickers and dimensional, smooth cardstock. In my book, it doesn't get much better than that!
This notepad-heart found in the Box of Crayons 6 x 8 paper pad caught my eye straight away when I started creating, but as I went on, the lack of a different color between the grid and the teal dot on the outside really started to bother me. Enter embroidery floss. By punching holes 1/4" all the way around the heart and adding a simple backstitched yellow frame, this heart, which holds the story of this day, became one of the main focal points of my layout.
Next on the list: bright colors and fun patterns. Well, if you've checked out the Box of Crayons collection, you can see that it's hard to stay away from either of these. I chose bright, yet simple patterns to frame two of the four images on my layout, and the big area of teal on the 6" x 8"
paper pad sheet gave a resting area for the eye, and also points out the importance of my journaling.
Do embellishments get any more fun than a toucan, flamingo and tiger? I think not, friends. These stickers and die-cuts were PERFECT for adding to this layout about visiting the San Diego Zoo, and the floral die-cuts, which framed my photos, gave it a wild, jungle-esque feel.
How did it all come together, you ask? Well, you can see the full process in my video below:
You can find all of the product I used on this layout in the Scrapbook.com store, via the gallery at the bottom of this post.
Thanks so much for joining me today here on the blog! Question: What are the "essential layout" element boxes that you just HAVE to check when you create? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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