Simple Stories: July 4th Two-Pager

I love getting together with family, but one of the scrapbooking struggles that come from family events is deciding how to create a layout with the many snapshots.

My go-to technique in situations like this are two things … 1) collage prints and 2) a band design across a two-page layout.

JULY 4TH

This two-page layout was created with the adorable All American Collection Kit by Simple Stories.

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I used a collage template that I purchased on a digital scrapbook site to create two 8×10 collage prints of the photos I took at our family picnic last year. Here is a closer look at the left page …

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And here is the right page.

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When I printed the photo collage for the left page, I filled one of the squares with a plain light blue block of color. I left the blue and used this square to build my title block.

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The silhouette of the United States was hand cut from one of the 4×6 cards from the 3×4 & 4×6 Journaling Card Elements paper. I then layered the “July 4th” stickers on top for the title.

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In the lower left corner of the layout, I used a 2.75″ circle punch to anchor the rockets cut from the same Journaling Card Elements paper. I added the “Let Freedom Ring” phrase sticker, and then hand cut several stars from the Celebrate paper to use as accents.

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I hand cut several more of those stars from the Celebrate paper to add to the other clusters around the layout to tie the clusters in with one another. Here you can see them accenting the stickers I used to accent my journaling strips.

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And more of the stars are in the right hand corner along with the stamp stickers.

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Even though there are a lot of photos and embellishments on this two-page layout, the simple band design keeps things clean and organized.

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Thanks for coming by! I hope you are enjoying your summer!
JanaBold

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Bella Blvd: Home of the Brave

Today I am up on the Bella Blvd. Blog with a process video featuring a patriotic page created with a combination of Bella Blvd. collections!

This was a really fun one to put together! I love working with a color scheme … grabbing elements from several collections to put together my own unique look for a project.

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The grid background paper is the Dancing Jellies paper from the Secrets of the Sea Boy collection. I then used my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine to cut the stars and stripes for the top of the page using the Blueberry Stars Paper (Oh My Stars Collection) and the On the Farm Paper (red wood slat paper from the Barnyard collection).

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The title is a combination of two packages of acrylic words (Home, Namaste and Be You, Be Brave) along with the Blueberry Wonky Alphabet Letter Stickers. So cute!

I love the circular die cut pieces that I added to the right of the title … don’t they remind you of fireworks?!

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I layered several star die cuts on top of the Blueberry Paper stars on the left side of the page and then added a mixture of Milk White, Blueberry Mix, and McIntosh Mix Puffy Stars stickers to give the page a “sparkly” look and add texture and dimension.

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Below the photos, I added two house die cuts along with a little cloud. The houses tie in with the “Home” of the Brave title at the top of the layout.

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: white
Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Star Cluster Cut File by Loni Stevens (Design #18915 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Black Distressing Ink
Black Journaling Pen
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors

I hope you enjoyed seeing this page come together! Wishing all of you in the USA a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday!

JanaBold

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Stashbusting: Patriotic Pages

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently challenged myself to use this patriotic collection by Pebbles I have been hanging around in my stash … or get rid of it.

I still really love the designs, so I decided to put it to work. I created three layouts with it. I shared the first layout with you yesterday. Today, I will be sharing the other two.

RED, WHITE, & BLUE

This is a fun page about my daughter’s first time marching in a hometown 4th of July parade. I added a feminine touch to this page, by using the floral paper from the collection and adding in a lacey doily behind my photos.

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The doily is placed at the cross section of the two patterned paper bands going vertically and horizontally across the page. It was also a great place to add an embellishment cluster.

The stars are simple red glitter “foamies” stickers from Michael’s. The dimensional rosette, pinwheel, and American sticker are so much fun together!

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I had fun putting this title together with the three different alphabet stickers. Below the title is where I added my typed journaling strips.

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SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Red, White
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Doily
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Foam Glitter Star Stickers
Alphabet Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Momenta
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive/ Foam Squares
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Brown Distressing Ink

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This second page is a simple one and is also one of my go-to designs for two horizontal photos.

STADIUM OF FIRE

The pictures on this page aren’t the best quality-wise, but it records the memory of that night as a family, and that is what matters to me.

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Another cluster of dimensional rosette stickers, surrounded by lots of sparkly red stars! Classic!

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I added some interest to this side of the page, but adding a star gem to the center of the letter “o” … it’s enough to draw your eye across the page and make it feel “embellished.”

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SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Red
Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins Designs, Pebbles
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Star Stickers: Jolee’s
Thickers: American Crafts
Black Journaling Pen
Brown Distressing Ink
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive

How about you? Are there collections in your stash that you need to challenge yourself to use or lose? What are they?

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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Stashbuster: 4th of July Family Picnic

I’ve had this patriotic paper collection by Pebbles in my stash for several years now. I still love it, but I decided it was time to use it or move it out.

I created one two-page layout and two single page layouts with it and then put it in my purge pile. I’ll share the two-pager today … come back tomorrow to check out the two single page layouts.

EUBANK FAMILY PICNIC

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Whenever I’m creating a two-page spread, I like to have a horizontal line that bleeds across the gutter (or middle) of the page. It’s not a necessity, but to me, it helps to keep the eye moving across the page.

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It’s a little hard to notice, but I fussy-cut the patriotic bunting from one of the patterned papers in this collection to go underneath my photos. Banners were really popular on pages a few years ago, and I think we need to bring them back! They always make a project feel so festive!

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What’s a patriotic page without lots of stars, right?! I grouped these red Jolee’s stickers around a cluster of dimensional stickers. Some of the dimensional stickers are from a coordinating Pebbles collection and some were purchased from the Target Dollar Spot in the last year or two.

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I love a title with mixed fonts! Here I used a red puffy alphabet set by Seven Paper along with some silver foil striped thickers by American Crafts.

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I had lots of journaling for this page and chose to draw my own journaling lines and handwrite it this time. I like the casual feel it added to this layout!

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: White
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Star Stickers: Jolee’s
Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Seven Paper
Black Journaling Pen
Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Brown Distressing Ink

Thanks for taking a look!
JanaBold

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