Friday, September 17, 2021

Hello 7th Grade - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hi there friends,

I'm back with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team! This is my very first page with the amazing new Bungalow Lane collection! I'm so in love with the colors, patterns and all the wonderful embellishments!

I don't have fall photos yet this year and I'm too lazy to go through old photos, so I decided to go with some recent photos of my kiddo's first day back at school. My whole life, school start meant fall - only since we've been living in Germany does school often start already in summer. There was one year where it started beginning of August and I was so upset haha! I mean, normally it's the biggest heat here, and I was just so sorry for the kids having to sit in a class room instead of being at the pool! I always started in September and I can't accept this early start LOL.

That said, this year he started at the very end of August, so we can consider that fall - the weather was anyway pretty bad. The clothes he was wearing that day match Bungalow Lane quite nicely too! 

I chose the Geometric Apple cut file (Design ID: 381364) because it goes well with the school theme and because it has lots of openings that I could fill with various patterned papers. When I create my first layout with a new collection, I usually want to use every single thing, so a cut file like this is perfect for adding as many patterned papers as you want.

I cut it from heavy weight white card stock in a larger size, then backed it with pattern papers in pink, red and yellow tones. I considered going the blue boy layout route for a hot minute, but I prefer lots of color! It's weird though, because blue is my favorite color, so I should not have a problem creating a blue boy layout...

I layered tissue paper and a few ephemera pieces behind my photos to add some dimension. I glued down the apple on a navy striped background, then my photos as well. I started adding a few embellishments, die cuts, stickers, alpha thickers for my title. I wrote my journaling onto a label sticker and partially tucked it behind my photo. 

Since the upper left side felt a bit empty, I attached a chipboard there with my Tiny Attacher. I also splattered some white paint in that corner as well as the bottom right. 

I do have a process video to go with this page, if you're interested: