I’ve loved playing with the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection this year. Today I have a two-page layout featuring family photos from our Thanksgiving dinner last year.
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DESIGN TIP: Look to bring in additional patterns by taking a cue from the elements in the collection you are working with. Some of the leaves and pumpkins in this collection had a newsprint pattern, so I decided to pull in a text patterned paper from my stash. I used it to die cut my title words and the leaves across the top of the page.
I used the Gobble, Gobble, Gobble cut file by Loni Stevens found in the Silhouette Design Store (#22530) to create the title block behind my family photo. It was fun to add little accents of chipboard and die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack in the openings of the letters.
DESIGN TIP: Try looking for pattern cues in your photos. My dad was wearing a plaid shirt on this day, so I decided to mat these photos with the plaid Pumpkin Everything paper. It subtly ties the left side of the layout together with the pattern of my dad’s shirt on the right side of the layout.
Finally, here is a closer look of the leaf border across the top of both pages. I simply used some metal leaf dies from my stash, adhering them lightly with liquid glue to keep them in place while I stitched through them with my sewing machine.
After stitching through them, I fluffed up the edges of the leaves for a bit more texture.
Don’t forget to take family photos this year at your Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the perfect time to grab a shot of your family for your annual Christmas card!
It’s been awhile since I have used dictionary/text style paper on a project. It was a lot of fun! Will you give it a try on your next project?
This was the perfect sketch to house all of the random snapshots I took at Thanksgiving dinner last year. Photos like these are always quite colorful and a bit chaotic to take in when they are placed in a group like this on a page. To make them more cohesive, I changed them to black and white. Black and white photos feel timeless and are perfect for family memories like these.
I didn’t need to include a lot of journaling on this page, so I opted to just state the place and date on one of the labels from the Bits & Pieces.
I used the chipboard “FALL” banner pieces on this page as a simple, straight-forward title and added stitching across the top for cozy, fall texture.
I then stitched around the outer edge of the page and added mist splatters behind the floral clusters to finish it off.
Do you have a group of snapshots that you would like to put together on a page, but you are afraid they will look too chaotic or busy? Try printing them in black and white and then showcasing them with a cute collection like the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection. You will love the result!
Yesterday I shared a scrapbook page using the Apple Cider collection by October Afternoon. I love the unique color combination of this set!
The day we went on this fall drive, my daughter wore a pink and blue shirt. Not exactly fall colors, but with this collection it works!
I really love the fall trees in this collection. I decided to fussy-cut three of them out and build a little forest around my photos.
I also fussy-cut out this “Hello Fall” wood slice shape to use as a subtitle at the top of the page. The pumpkins were also fussy-cut from a cut-apart card.
I’m still trying to make use of all of the alphabets hanging out in my stash. These yellow chipboard letters are from Cosmo Cricket and the stitched red letters are from a set of American Crafts Thickers. I think the faux stitching is the perfect touch for a fall page!
The puffy sticker squirrels were the perfect size to add next to my trees and pumpkins!
The band of colorful patterned paper at the top of the page ties the colors in the photos together with the rest of the elements and fall colors on the page.
Thanks for coming by! I hope you do something fun this weekend!