It’s been awhile since I have used my sewing machine on a layout, but I couldn’t help but add lots of zig zag stitching in between the patterns of the large heart of the Follow Your Heart paper from Echo Park Paper’s Just Be You Collection. I loved it so much I used it as the main design element on this page about my daughter.
Stitching is a great way to add lots of dimension to your page without a lot of work … and the printed patterns on this heart take all the work out piecing together a heart yourself!
I used all three sheets of the Just Be You Solids Paper Pack on this page, too. It’s important to intersperse solid papers around your page when you are using a lot of different patterns on a project like I have done here. It will give your eye a place to rest as it takes in each element on your layout.
I nestled two tags and my title in the corner on top of the pre-printed florals of the Be Bold striped background paper. Lifting the title and butterfly stickers up on to foam squares gives the page even more interest.
I could have used the lines on the background paper as a guide to write my journaling, but this time, I opted to use typed journaling strips for a cleaner look. Journaling strips are another great way to keep your design cohesive when using lots of pattern on a page.
The result is a cheerful page documenting the sparkling personality of my daughter!
White Crochet Twine
Sewing Machine & White Thread
Foam Squares & Adhesives
Trimmer & Scissors
Computer & Printer for Journaling Strips