Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrate July 4th!

Happy 4th of July creative friends!  I have a little secret to share...I have been making mini albums and layouts for other people so much that I have fallen behind in my personal scrapping!  Anyone else in that same boat?  The good news is, it's NEVER to late to document those special times.  I might not get every single picture from my kids' childhoods, but I can certainly capture some of my favorites, right?  For this project, I didn't buy any new supplies; I created my own "kit" from what I had on hand, and I made most of the embellishments to scrapbook these pictures of my daughter's 1st July 4th.


If you work mostly with kits, try something new by going through your stash and pulling papers that coordinate.  I pulled from some Americana, Christmas and Valentine's papers.  And yes, I hand cut all those pennants for the banner...call me crazy, cutting with scissors is like therapy for me lol!


I did use my Cricut for the title and the stars, and added a little faux stitching with a white Gelly Roll pen.


Not excited about your own handwriting?  I printed out my own journaling for this page.  I printed out the text on the same size sheet of copy paper until I got the placement and font size the way I wanted it, I printed  it on my cardstock.  I could have kept working with this layout, but guess what, it doesn't have to be perfect...it's more important to get it done :)


Are you planning any July 4th layouts?

Supplies: Cardstock - Recollections; Patterned Paper - Heidi Swap Believe, Recollections Valentine, The Paper Studio Patriotic Words; Twine: Michaels; Burlap - JoAnn Fabric; Faux Stitching - Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.

Thanks for stopping by!

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4 comments:

  1. Love all the papers you used and how the page came together!

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  2. What an adorable layout. I love the banner and the entire design. I'm going to put photos in mini albums, but give them out for Christmas.

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  3. What a wonderful layout and a great way to use up supplies! You coordinated them quite nicely!

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