Hey everyone, Raquel here today with a new layout featuring the July kits. My post for today has a focus on ephemera. So today I am going to share a little tip with you on how I create my own ephemera using the Project Life kits.
But first, to create this layout I have used the August sketch and August cut files.
Here is the sketch:
I just loved the design of the sketch this month. The diagonal, the banners and central positioning of everything is just such a nice design that I was itching to create a layout using it. The photo I am documenting is one of my little man who has a recent obsession with my iPad. It has become a daily struggle with my son and daughter who gets to play the iPad. We have a rule that my daughter gets to play it when my son has his afternoon nap and my son gets to play it in the evening after his nap. I wanted to document how he enjoys playing it and the battles we have on this layout.
As I mentioned earlier my theme for today is all about ephemera. I get the Project Life kit each month and because I don’t project life as such I challenge myself to use the cards in some way. On this layout I decided to cut out and make my own ephemera from the 3×4″ cards which I will explain in more detail below.
In the cluster to the left of the photo is a globe. The globe was cut from one of the cards and adhered to the page with a foam adhesive. I finished the globe with the captured tag from the ephemera pack. I also cut a heart from one of the August cut files and one of the exclusive papers to use as a layer in the cluster.
The love you was cut from some black card stock in my stash and an August cut file too. I love the contrast of black on this page with the soft blue and pops of yellow.
The Becky Higgins chipboard coordinated well with the colours in this layout too. I added a puffy arrow to direct your attention to the typed strip journalling.
The floral die cut was also cut from one of the exclusive papers. I am not afraid to add florals to a boy page. I think this cut file still compliments the page well and I love how it looks. I added a touch of texture to the page using the Color kit stencil and some Faber Castell whipped spackle. The yellow heart is also a cut file which I have added some stitching through the middle.
The hello good times tab was actually on one of the 3×4 cards too. I used my We R Memory Keepers tab punch to punch it out. I must remember to keep that punch out on my desk as it was a quick and easy way to customise an embellishment for my layout. The photo was added to the page with a foam sheet to add dimension also.
Using a similar design to the sketch I also created a card using my scraps from the layout. I used a die cut heart and a couple of the exclusive puffy stickers too. So fun and a nice eye catching design.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Did you see the release of the September kits? I think they have to be my favourite kits ever! Cannot wait to play with them. Be sure to check them out in the store if you haven’t seen them yet.