First things first, let me introduce you to the paper that was being discussed.
There it is. It is part of Echo Park's Capture Life collection. One side is a gorgeous pink ombre and the other side a very cool out of focus lights polka dot. You might recognize the ombre from last week's Product shuffle. It is the very same sheet of paper! Click here to view again
Let's take a look at how I made it possible. First of all, I like to frame my layout with a sheet of 12X12 cardstock. To save on paper and to make sure my photo mats match perfectly my outside frame, I take my trusty paper trimmer and cut the inside of my cardstock. I then have a sheet of 10X10 cardstock to use as mats, like this :
It looks like a frame doesn't it? I adhere my background paper over the frame and it covers the hole. But on the other side I have a wider frame with the reverse side of the paper peeking out. For this layout I used the back side of last week's product shuffle layout. That's right! Two layouts, back to back on the same paper! Once inserted in my page protector in my album, no one will suspect!
I had at my disposal some Jillibean Soup Chalkboard Banners.
I used a white pen to write my journaling all around the layout and also on the edges of the chalkboard tabs.
Last year, we had the chance to be the host family for a Colombian student. She became another daughter for us and before leaving my husband wrote a very touching letter on Facebook. This was the script I used for this layout.
Once again I used Echo Park's Capture Life collection. The chalkboard stickers included in the collection kit and the square cutouts in the paper were a perfect addition to this layout.
To finish the layout I then added a Webster's Pages ribbon, some Kaisercraft flowers, a few Prima butterflies and American Crafts alpha stickers.
And there you have it : a layout honoring our Colombian princess.
Well that's it for today. Join us again bright and early Saturday for another awesome sketch reveal. You will not want to miss it!
Have a fantastic day!