The holidays always bring with them a healthy dose of nostalgia. So for today’s Thanksgiving dinner layout, I decided to scrap some pictures that were long overdue to be put in albums – 25 years overdue, in fact!
[Disclosure: Some product used in today’s layout was provided by Photo Play Paper at my request for this project. Links in the supply list are courtesy links to advertisers or affiliate links that earn the site a small commission when a purchase is made after a reader clicks.]
- Photo Play Paper “Falling Leaves” collection pack [Amazon, ACOT, Sb.com]
- Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix “Tiny Tabs & Tags” Die [Amazon, ACOT, Sb.com]
- Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen – S [Amazon, ACOT, Sb.com]
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Chestnut Roan [Amazon, ACOT]
- Brown Ribbon
This Thanksgiving dinner layout is built on a color blocked background that I created from two patterned papers from the fall collection by Photo Play Paper called “Falling Leaves”.
I inked the edges of the leaf paper with fluid chalk ink to make it stand out from the yellow background more. The next layer was to create a block from the photos, which are arranged in something resembling a pinwheel arrangement. These photos are old enough that they aren’t the 4″ x 6″ size that is standard today, but the smaller 3.5″ x 5″ size. That makes it possible to get four photos on the layout with plenty of room for embellishing still.
The final design layer was to create a visual triangle of embellishments. One embellishment is the title, one is journaling, and one is the date.
For the title, I started by using foam dot adhesive to adhere a turkey sticker. The foam adhesive provides some dimension and helps the turkey stand out from the background. The title heading was created with two different alphabets from the “Falling Leaves” collection sticker sheet. (Numbers from a third alphabet were used for the date in the upper right corner of the layout.)
For my journaling, I cut a tag with a Sizzix die and wrote on it. Using the dot paper was a cheat that gave me a way to keep my writing relatively straight!
The sticker border at the bottom of the tag covers something – a mistake. I cut the tag, thinking I wanted it to be trimmed smaller to better fit on the layout. I realized right away that was a bad idea! Border sticker to the rescue! This cute border sticker, which also matches the orange patterned paper that I used for the hole reinforcer, attached the tag back together and hid the seam between the two halves. Problem solved! Although it started out as a rescue from a mistake, I actually ended up really liking the addition of the border sticker.
Even though this was quite a few years before I began scrapbooking, I was already very much a memory documenter with my camera. These aren’t the only photos I took that day. I put the rest of them on a second layout made with this same collection. To see my other Thanksgiving dinner layout, visit my article on our other site Craft Critique.