Today I have a layout featuring lots of stars and stripes with the Echo Park Paper Celebrate America Collection.
My daughter had the opportunity last summer to march in a local 4th of July parade representing her Junior High. This layout features a few shots of her before heading out on the parade route.
I decided to use a quadrant design for my page, placing the photos diagonally from one another. I used the remaining two quadrants for page decoration, a title, and journaling.
I framed out the quadrant with borders on all four sides. At the top of the page, I layered together several strips of patterned papers, including a fussy-cut patriotic swag border from the Patriotic Banners paper.
This little cluster of elements decorates the top left corner of the page. The “Stars & Stripes” sticker is accented with a small flag cut from the Liberty Paper and some layered star die cuts (Dream Big Die Set).
When I need larger elements to fill the spaces on my page, I always turn to the journaling cards to see what I can fussy-cut with my scissors. Here I used Evergreen Shimmer Designer Cardstock to create a grassy hill for the barn cut out from the 4×4 Journaling Cards Paper. Firework stickers fill the night sky! I added a few firecrackers next to the barn, too. One of them is “lit” with a punched flower, to look like it has a spark.
At the bottom of the page I added another fussy-cut element, the jar of flowers from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper. I added a title cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine using the Splash Gingham paper. I cut the title multiple times so that I could layer the letters with foam squares for more dimension. I finished the title by underscoring it with another fussy-cut banner, again, from the Patriotic Banners paper.
Journaling Cards aren’t just for pocket pages or cards … try cutting out the elements to use on your scrapbook pages, too!