Hello everyone! This is Shelly with another behind the scenes look at the makings of a double page layout. This time around, I went with the easy route of all 3x4 pictures along with the new 3x4 Now & Then Cards.
With another year under our belts and a new one well underway, I went back to my 2013 memories to pull together a brief month by month overview of my two little munchkins together. I always have a plenty of pictures each month of them together doing something special. I think it is fun to take a look at all the fun things we did over the year.
Supplies: Now & Then – Izzy: “Happenings” Celebrate Paper, “Good Times” Range Paper, “Smile” Bloom Paper, “Dream Big” Chipboard Elements, “Good Times” 3x4 Cards, “Dream Big” Decorative Buttons, “Boys” Decorative Brads, Mixed Bag; Dorothy: “Celebrate” Alpha/Word Stickers; Other: string, stapler, kraft cardstock
Like I said before, I went the super easy route with all the same size and orientation pictures. This always makes things super simple and easy to pull off a block of pictures. With my pictures in place, I knew where my openings would be to fill in with some of the new 3x4 Cards.
There was no question to which papers I wanted to work with. The moment I saw all of the Izzy papers and embellishments from the Now & Then Collection, I knew they were going to have to be the first on my list to use! The toned down primary colors are just too perfect for all of my pictures that I take of my kids; so very fun and playful.
Next up, choosing which papers would work best from the collection. With so much happening with the pictures, I went with the subtle dots on white and the yellow strip for the bottom. These are two great patterns that don’t have a lot going on and are neutral enough to work with so many pictures.
For the title, I really loved that there were numbers in the Mixed Bag sets, perfect for creating my “2013” title. I just put those pretty silver stars in the “zero” place and embellished with a chipboard button. Since the numbers were all different patterns, they weren’t standing out on the polka-dot pattern enough for me.
I created a nice little home for them to stand out on with a piece of light kraft cardstock and grounded them with a banner strip.
With the title fun happening in the upper left corner of my page, I wanted to bring a little fun to the bottom right corner too. I added the silver bookplate die-cut from the Mixed Bag set. I also liked how that brought some silver to the other side of my page too.
Last but not least, I wanted to add a little extra something to the 3x4 Cards. I like that these cards can stand alone, but still so easy to add a little extra to! With so many fun embellishments from the Now & Then Collection, how could I not this time around?
I was so happy to see that the Decorative Buttons made yet another return for this collection! I think my favorite part of those pretty little packages is those little banners. They were just made to embellish a nice small canvas like the 3x4 cards.
Have you created a double page layout using any of the loveliness from My Mind’s Eye lately? Link them up; I would love to see them! Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day!