IMP Design Team Ashley Krueger | 2016 Disney Cover Page Collage

Today I am taking a break from sharing my 2015 Project Life album to share some Theme Parks vol 3 inspired fun! After seeing the class kit, I was inspired to create this cover page for a Disneyland trip in 2016.

I have already documented this trip in a 6×8 album for my sister as we went as a celebration for her. You can see more about this album in IMP Theme Parks vol 1 and on my YouTube channelInstead of another album, I wanted to add an insert to my monthly album for that year. When I do that, I like to include an intro or “cover” page to make it a little more special.

For this cover, I started by thinking about page size and dimensions for the squares. I decided on an 8×10 page and 2x2in squares. This meant I would need 20 spaces filled with paper or embellishments.

Next, I went through papers in the kit and chose the ones that coordinated with the photos I was planning to use on the rest of my pages. Then I grabbed a few of the journal cards and digital embellishments. Once I pulled out my favorites from the digital kit from the class, I went through my Project Mouse stash to get what I needed. I made sure to include a few neutral patterns to stamp over and a label for adding trip details. For this particular page, I chose to have 20 different pieces but I could have easily repeated papers to create a pattern.

Once I laid all of the printed out papers and embellishments out to determine their placement, I started building the page. The base is plain white card stock. The easiest way for me to get all squares straight and even is to start on the lower left corner and work my way across and up. Then, trim the edges to 8×10. Another option would be to build the collage digitally and then print it out. I just like the work and texture of printing the individual pieces and putting it together. 

Next, I chose to add a square photo from the Entrance Gates to the collage. Physical ephemera like ticket stubs, old fast passes, receipts, and other odds and ends could be options as well. Since I had already done a much bigger project for this trip, I didn’t have any of those things on hand.

To finish this page, I added a few extra embellishments. I stamped the Peter Pan quote on top of the neutral Magical paper from the kit. Lastly, I added die cuts to the square I stamped and then put the heart geotag in the lower corner.

This was such a fun page for me to put together. I hope you consider joining In My Pocket Theme Parks vol 3 and keep coming back to Theresa’s blog all month long for even more magical inspiration for documenting your theme park stories and so many more!