I love when a fall collection includes the color blue (although, my pictures here make it look a little more mint green?). So many of our Fall photos include the warm colors of gold, orange, and red. Using blue can offset all the warmth and really help your photos pop and look their best!
I included two 4″x3″ photos on this page in a grid pattern of six blocks. In between the photos in the left column I added this adorable map die cut (Ephemera
) of the fall colors in the United States. A trio of blue enamel dots
gives the die cut a bit of dimension.
The remaining blocks in the right column were all cut from papers of the 6×6 paper pad
. I added my journaling to the top block, and then used the center block for my title. The bottom block is a more colorful pattern, so I left it plain, without any embellishing, to let the viewer take in all of the cute fall images.
I used die cuts from the Ephemera pack
(the “Beautiful” word piece and the “F-A-L-L” banner pieces) together to create the title. Next, I accented the title block with the blue and white pumpkin images from this collection. I love these non-traditional pumpkin colors! They are so on trend and have a serene feeling about them … just like a beautiful, crisp fall day!
Underneath the right edge of the grid block I added several die cut leaves using Natural White Felt Designer Cardstock
and the Harvest Branches Die Set
. If I had die cut them from colored cardstock, they would have competed with the patterns I had going on in the rest of the design. The tone-on-tone texture of the die cuts is a fun way to add more interest (and more fall flair) to the overall layout.
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my page!
Next, I added a piece of acetate over the dog house door and added some grass border die cuts (using a metal die from my stash) along the bottom of each of the four walls. I then decorated the front of the house with several stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet
and a dog that I fussy-cut from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper
. I die cut the heart above the door using the Postage Stamp Die Set (an older metal die set by Echo Park Paper).
I placed a treat inside of a cellophane bag, tied it with a bow, and then placed it inside of the gift box. I then tied everything closed with a cheery, red, plaid ribbon.
Every gift needs a cute tag, don’t you think?! The tags in the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack
make it easy! I attached one to the bow at the top of the box using a bit of white twine, and then decorated the tag with a few small die cut hearts (Flower Set #5 Die Set).
Now this fun little treat is ready to give to your PAW-some friend! They will be delighted to open such a fun gift!
I hope today’s project left you feeling inspired to create something fun for someone YOU love! See you again soon!
House Cut File Used for Dog House: Gingerbread Chalet Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
Postage Stamp Die Set
Flower Set #5 Die Set
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
It’s a NEW month and that means NEW sketches at PageMaps.com! I am excited to announce that I have been invited to join the team, so each month I will be bringing you inspiration using Becky Fleck’s amazing sketches! Eeek! I can’t wait!
This month, I chose to work with the two-page sketch, and here is what I created.
I wanted the photos to be the focus of this page, so I chose to go with subtle patterns for the background. The red photo mats and red border spanning both pages help to draw your eye into the photos.
I pulled out my punches and created a sprinkle of heart embellishments to accent the title on the right page.
I used the Echo Park Paper Delicate Doily die AND Silhouette cut file to create the black doilies on this layout.
Gold shiny stars, metal rimmed tags, and a gold foiled Thicker subtitle on the left page give this page an elegant touch.
I loved the way my daughter’s hair turned out for this dance and included a close-up in hopes of duplicating it with my other daughters down the road.
Pop on over to PageMaps this month to see what the rest of the team created!
If it’s gray and cold where you live today, why not take a break from it all, pull out some photos from the summertime, and use them to create a scrapbook page using the brand new Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection
? Yesterday, I was up on the American Crafts blog sharing this page I created about our family’s favorite vacation treat last summer … Hawaiian Shaved Ice!
I began this page by pulling out several of the blue and green patterned papers
from this collection and placing various sizes of rectangles on a background of white cardstock
. I then used my sewing machine to add stitching to several of the blocks for more texture.
The monochromatic background allows the pink and gold title
, as well as the other colorful accents to POP off of the page!
I loved that little “Yes, Please” phrase sticker from the Sticker Book
and couldn’t resist adding it to this page about our favorite treat in Hawaii … Hawaiian shaved ice!
The fruit die cuts
clustered around the bottom of the photo remind me of all of the different flavors we sampled.
And that puffy, inflated rainbow ephemera
!!! … PERFECT for a page about Hawaii, since the afternoon rain showers produced one for us to enjoy on almost a daily basis!
(Font used for title: Lettering Delights Font called ZP New Year’s)
I hope you’re having a great week!