Monday, March 29, 2021

Call Me Charlie | Cocoa Vanilla DT


Hey y'all! Laura back again with a large photo layout. This 5x7 inch photo of my darling child and her new nickname are an important story to share in her album and I think the Sunkissed collection was perfect to highlight it! I added a border to a piece of white cardstock and then weaved three strips of patterned paper vertically and horizontally to make a corner to place my photo.

I outlined each of the strips to give them a little extra pop and added a title along the right side of the photo with clear stickers to accent each of my clusters as well. A banner on the top left and top right of the layout gives it a fun feel. I even tucked a clear mixed media style sticker behind the journaling strips I cut from a journaling card.

This cluster of florals were fussy cut from the patterned paper and I layered it on top of a die cut rainbow with a word phrase sticker tucked alongside and two more on top! Little puffy hearts are spread all over the layout for my scattering bits! Nuvo drops and gold ink splatter finish off the white spaces!


I hope this layout inspires you to have some fun with the bold colors and patterns in the Sunkissed collection! To see how the "Call Me Charlie" layout came together, check out the process video below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Childhood Home Mini Album | ACOT DT

 Welcome back to the Cherry Blog! Today, we are gathering memories from childhood for this mini-album featuring photos from my parents’ first home and the house that I grew up in. This place has so many wonderful moments captured in its hallways. Using the Pinkfresh Studio Some Days collection was perfect for this project because it has tons of home-themed phrases and icons.


I used 2 pieces of 8 ½ x 11 100 lb white cardstock and about six 6x6 patterned papers (as well as the cover) from the Some Days paper pad. Each page has a die-cut frame from stitched square dies I had in my stash.  Loved these brightly colored binder rings from the Bueno Dias line by Obed Marshall! I started with the address as the opening page as it is ingrained in my brain from memorizing it as a child.


Next, I added a bit of journaling overviewing the subject of this mini-album and a photo of the house up close with my brother and I posed in front, of course! I kept the embellishing simple on each of the pages to keep the photos the focus. I mainly used the embellishment packs, chipboard flair, enamel dots, and blue alphas.


I made sure to include these incredible photos of my grandfather, uncle, and father working on the house itself, framing, insulating, and verifying the plans at night. This allowed my parents to absorb some of the labor cost of building the house alongside the contractor and is a fascinating tidbit to me! I created a fold-out of these photos, adhering it closed with a Velcro circle.


On the back, I focused on the gardens that my parents created all around the house. On each side, there was a bed filled with flowers and bushes galore. I created a waterfall page to house these photos with a Velcro closure topped by a chipboard flair.


These interactive pages gave me the opportunity to include far more photos as well as adding a fun element to flipping through the finished album. I really enjoy the impact these pages have on a mini album like this.


Another interactive page used the journaling tags from Some Days and allowed me to add a pocket to hide a tag with extra photos to accompany this page on the deck that my Dad and his family build behind our home. It was an oasis in our backyard!


I hope this project inspired you to check out this beautiful collection from Pinkfresh! See the entire album flipped through below.


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Fun in the Sun | Cocoa Vanilla DT


Hey y'all! Laura back again with a bright and happy layout featuring the new Sunkissed collection! The rainbow strip on the Good Vibrations patterned paper just called to me for these photos! By framing both sides with this brilliant mix of colors, I could keep the color scheme of the layout open ended and fun! I added a strip of Sunny Days to highlight the green tone in my daughter's shirt.

I love to fussy cut, so the floral perfection of the Growing Wild paper just called to me! These clusters are stunning and make creating a long floral border super easy! I also added a small cluster from the A5 paper pad version at the beginning and end of the title. The wood buttons are so cute, I had to add one in the center of my photos for a different texture on the page.

I used clear stickers behind a few of the floral clusters and as accents around the title. These glitter foam words are amazing! Love pre-made titles and this one was perfect for my sassy girl's car trip through the sunny backyard. To fill in some of the white space, I added some gold ink splatter and Nuvo drops.

I also created a sketch based on this layout to show how all of the layers fit together and make it easier for your to recreate the design if you’d like to!

I hope this layout inspires you to have some fun with the bold colors and patterns in the Sunkissed collection! To see how the "Fun in the Sun" layout came together, check out the process video below!

Thanks for stopping by!