When I was pulling supplies for this particular layout, I faced a little dilemma. I really wanted to use the top half of one of the papers for this layout and the bottom half for another project. Same with the floral paper – I had to cut both sheets into 6×12 pieces. I could have just taped them together and moved forward, but tape alone does not give you a stable background to mount photos and embellishments on.
I could have just added both sheets to another 12×12 paper, but that seemed like a waste. Instead, I added a two banding strips to bridge the two halves together and I added a third stabilizing layer with a strip of washi tape across the back.
Adding the additional layers of pattern paper across the seams and then adding the washi tape made all the difference. Now, I have the perfect background and I’ll be able to use the remaining 6×12 pieces in other projects.
Just one more way to get your stash to go a bit further!
For this layout, I rescued some childhood photos of my brother and I. They were in a side-by-side frame that did not survive my move earlier this year. Because they are already so discolored, I thought it best to get them onto a layout and into an album.
I knew that floral paper was perfect for this layout first, because it reminded me of wallpaper that we might have had in the 70’s and second, because it helped mimic the flowers in my dress. I wanted to bring in something with a vintage feel, so I misted a doily with Mister Huey’s Sunshine and then added some splatters of Mint Julep.
Because the photos were so discolored with red/orange/yellow hues, I wanted to bring in a contrasting color and went with the aqua color from floral pattern paper. Aqua isn’t a color I would have normally added in with these colors but it does contrast well with all the neutrals.
There wasn’t room on this page for journaling, so I added it to a tag behind my photo. I didn’t have a specific story to go with these studio portraits, so I journaled about how much I disliked that hair cut. My Mom wanted it cut this short because then she didn’t have to brush it or fix it. If I wasn’t wearing a dress, you’d never know I was a girl! So when I was old enough to assert my personality, I insisted on longer girly hair. And I’ve never looked back!
Other: Doily, Sunshine Mister Huey, dark pink cardstock, MME date sticker, Prima flower, Basic Grey flag embellishment.
Have you scrapbooked your own changing hairstyles through the years?
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