Creativity

“Easter” 2012 Layout

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This is the second time I’ve scrapped this first photo, but the larger 5×7 version will be the cover page for the annual album.  This is a family picture taken by a church friend in 2012 and only has three of my kids because it’s before the twins joined us!  I used  my October Citrus Twist kit for these two layouts and knew this Turn the Page floral paper was perfect for these photos!  I used a couple of Kiwi Lane border templates for the design element on the left side.

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The flower cluster is from the Turn the Page ephemera pack and I used the blue ribbon wrapped around the packaging of the kit as a base for the photo to ground it on the page.  I added a white doily under the photo and used the chipboard thickers from the Citrus Twist kit as well.  To finish off this cluster, I added enamel dots to the centers of the flowers.

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This lovely butterfly embellishment is made from tissue paper and punched cardstock.  I have a tutorial on this DIY embellishment on my Youtube Channel if you’re interested in trying these yourself!  It’s a great way to use up scraps too.

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For the second half of this two-page layout, I chose to do a Pocketless Pages style, using 3×4 pocket cards made from the kit papers!  I really liked the frames that came in the kit, so I used one on the picture of Joseph egg hunting.  I used both a stamp from the kit to make the “Nearly Perfect” sentiment and a stamp from my stash to add the “You make my heart flutter” sentiment.  The scalloped pieces under two of the photos came from the packaging in the kit!

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This cute little tag was in the Turn the Page ephemera pack, as was this little bunny.  I figured Easter was the perfect time to use this little bunny ephemera piece!  I added some puffy hearts and lace ribbon to finish it off!

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This 3×4 card is made from paper exclusive to the Citrus Twist kit and I layered punched patterned paper on top to create a DIY embellishment.  I punched the scalloped circle from the Turn the Page ephemera packaging.  That’s a great way to use it up and include more of the colors from the kit into your layouts, stretching your kit!

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This Pocketless Pages style is so much fun to do!  I have a process video for this page of the layout and have shared it below if you’d like to see how I created it:

 

Overall, I LOVE how this spread came out!  It was a lot of fun to play with these bright and cheery papers, especially that gorgeous floral!  I am very impressed with the Citrus Twist kits so far and am excited to see what is included in future kits.

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on my layouts!  Feel free to share your comments below or in my Facebook group.  I also have a Youtube channel where I share process videos and DIY tutorials.

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