Hello everyone and welcome back to our Kids Scrapbook Albums Project! In this series we are getting some layouts completed to document our kids school years, and today we are diving into Nick’s albums to document his last NAL match. If you’re interested in learning more about these projects, join us in the classroom! In My Pocket Kids Album Edition is a great resource. Also, you can see more from our blog from these albums through this link here: Larkindesign Kids Albums Project. Follow along with my process below!
Have you ever been completely inspired by a single product? When I opened my June Elle’s Studio kit these star chipboard stickers drew me right in! I immediately knew I wanted to challenge myself to use all of these stars on one page. So I wanted to challenge you as well, to grab that product you love and use it ALL!
My idea for my page actually started coming together with the idea to do a patterned paper across the top, layered over white card stock. Then the stars could fill in the white space. I have used this patterned paper from Dear Lizzy It’s All Good because it ties in all the colors of these stars. This paper sets the tone for the whole page, but still allows the stars to take center stage.
The patterned paper creates a dividing line, which was perfect for the photo. I layered the photo on top of the Elle’s Studio papers that were part of the June release so that it has more presence on the page. I tucked a few tabs and word strips around the photo, and then I added stars upon stars onto the page.
What makes these star chipboards work is how I laid them out on the page to create a visual triangle. The largest stars are placed at the top right, lower right, and center left, and all the other stars support those as the anchor points. If you place any kind of stickers randomly on your page, you’re going to have “sticker sneeze” but creating the visual triangle helps our brain to make sense of it all.
I had so much fun with all of these chipboard stars that I even brought in some of the puffy stars as well! These all filled in the white space of this layout perfectly. My journaling is housed on a couple of labels that I added at the bottom. Then as a final touch, I added the banner word art across the top, using these fun banner alphabet stickers. They spell out National Academic League, which is the quiz team Nick has been part of for 3 years now. My story for this page is how this was his last match. He chose to step down during this year as he had AP Chemistry and I think he was a bit done with NAL.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to use up an entire pack of goodies on a page, and then share it with me! I would love to see how you complete the challenge! See you again soon!