Hey y’all! Laura Alberts here with a fun Christmas layout featuring the stunning Merry & Bright collection! I have been dying to use this Countdown paper as a background since I first saw it, such a fun idea for a patterned paper! I layered several papers over the center squares to give it the look of grid layout, then added my photos and as many florals as I could fit! Clustering florals can be tricky, but I find if you start with larger florals first, then nestle in the smaller ones, it’s a much easier process.
In order to blend in the fact that I’d covered the numbers in the center, I used the cut apart page from the A5 paper stack to cover three additional numbers. This way the gap looks intentional and draws less attention. Another quick tip is to add small embellishments to the existing squares, like this little “Oh What Fun” banner onto day 22.
To finish off this layout, I added tiny florals around the cluster as well as Nuvo drops in gold for a controlled splatter effect. I also added two flair badges to break up the array of florals and give them a little bit of interest. This ends up being my favorite addition to the page in the end!
I hope the design of this layout inspires you to look at your photo placement a little differently! It’s fun to see how you can change things up with a patterned paper background. If you’d like to see the Memories layout come together, I have the entire process in the video below!