Using a Favorite Page Design Twice

Have you ever had so much fun creating a page that you wouldn’t mind making it again? Well, I say, go for it!

For example, last fall I submitted the following page to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. They liked the page, but asked if I could recreate it in a two-page format for their readers. I did exactly that, with different photos, and now I have two pages finished in my albums.

SCHOOL DAYS

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And here is quick snapshot of the two-pager …

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The photos are from different years, so they won’t be right next to each other in our albums. I’m willing to bet that someone looking through our albums, including my kids and husband, will be none the wiser! It feels great to “kill two birds with one stone,” so to speak, and complete two great layouts for our books.

Have you tried this approach on any of your pages? This same thought process would also be a great way to convert one page sketches to two-page sketches when you are looking for inspiration.

Give it a go and let me know what you think!

Have a great week!

JanaBold

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Queen & Co.: Graduation Layout

Last year my daughter graduated from high school. What better way to scrapbook her graduation photo than to add a touch of the celebration to this page with the New Queen and Company Balloons Shaker Kit?!
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Her high school colors are red and gray, but I die cut the balloon shapes in black to help them stand out fom everything else on the page. I filled the balloons with red Sparklers and several red toppings (sequin sprinkles, diamonds). I included the color gray, too, by adding in a dash of dark gray Neutral Pearlies Topping.
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For the background, I punched several hexagon shapes from red and gray papers from the mat stacks. I then added a red flower buttons.
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I brought the black color to the right side of the page by accenting her photo with a few of the stars from the Magic Ears Epoxy Icons set. I adhered the open star on the red Simple Stripes mat stack paper, and then cut around the sticker with scissors. The stars are accented by a sprinkling of white Petite Posies.
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I cut the title for the page out of black cardstock using an electronic die cutting machine and then accented it with more epoxy stars and petite posies.
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Finally, I accented all four edges of my layout with the silver skinny glitter tape.
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SUPPLIES:
Pretty Presents – 6×6 Mat Stack
Flirty Florals – 6×6 Mat Stack
Simple Stripes – 6×6 Mat Stack
Be sure to check out more inspiration on the Queen & Co. Blog!
Thanks for coming by!
JanaBold

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Stashbusting: Eagle Award Dinner

Last year I stocked up on several Felicity Jane kits (swoon!), but I must have been too scared to cut into the beautiful papers, because I didn’t use them right away. No more! I’m making a point to get those beautiful papers cut up and made into pages for our family albums! Ha!

Last month I shared a couple of pages with you using the Nov. 2015 Felicity Jane kit, and I’m back this week with a couple more. I’ll share one today, and another one on Friday. Here goes!

EAGLE AWARD DINNER

At this point, I had just one little fall leaf wood veneer left in the kit (I used the others on this page last month). No worries! That cute little leaf made the perfect “eagle feather” to adorn my title on this page about my daughter attending her junior high award dinner.

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Everything here is from the November Felicity Jane kit with the exception of the journal spot. I picked that baby up in a pack of Seven Paper Baby Die Cuts that I found at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale.

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These gold chipboard letters are from a super-old pack of Heidi Swapp chipboard letters. Basic fonts like this definitely have staying power in my stash and on my pages. 🙂

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These photos were quite busy with all of the people, people in the background, and different colors of clothes everyone was wearing. I chose to simplify things and change the photos over to black and white. This gives this memory a nostalgic-feel and keeps this page visually calm. I adore black and white photos!

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Thanks for coming by! I hope you have a great week!

JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Typewriter Gift Box

Are you looking for a fun way to give a gift to your father or grandfather this father day? Or maybe you have a graduate that is beginning their life journey this year? Create a fun gift box for either of these occasions using the Old World Travel Collection with its classic feel.
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I created this typewriter die cut gift box using an electronic die cutting machine and the Natural White Linen Designer Cardstock. The typewriter cut file is from THIS amazing set by SVG Cuts.com called “Good Day at the Office.”
Next, I used the beautiful papers from the Old World Travel Collection to add color and a vintage feel.
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But the fun part was adding the ephemera and embellishments to the top of the typewriter! I stacked several postcards shapes along with some die cuts, stickers and enamel dots to create the layered clusters in the paper carriage and on the front left corner of the typewriter. The black enamel dots almost mimic black ink droplets, don’t you think?!
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I created the keys for the typewriter using the tile letter stickers from the Beach Day Element Sticker sheet. They work perfectly here!
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The lid lifts off to reveal a nice-sized box perfect for a paperback book, a card, a fancy pen, a treat, a gift card, or whatever else you would like to give that special someone. Enjoy!
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SUPPLIES: Carta Bella Old World Travel CollectionOld World Map PaperPropeller Plane PaperPostcards PaperTickets PaperElement StickersChipboard AccentsEphemera PackLayered StickersEnamel DotsCarta Bella Beach Day Element StickersCarta Bella Natural White Linen Designer CardstockCarta Bella Ebony Felt Designer Cardstock
I hope you enjoyed this project! See you next time!
JanaBold