Hi everyone and welcome back! Today I have a traditional scrapbook layout to share with you from my son Nick’s albums. This guy is in 11th grade right now, virtual schooling through the pandemic and rocking his SAT’s. This layout documents the beginning of his 11th grade year and I decided to incorporate a shadow box style layout that has been trending lately! Inspired by Melinda Staley, who creates the most stunning Disney layouts in digital format, I am using physical products from Simple Stories. If you’d like to see more layouts from our kids’ albums, check out this link: Kids Scrapbook Albums Project.
I began the page using a kraft paper background and the Cozy Days 6×6 stencil to create a background of falling leaves. To apply the paint, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Paints with the dauber top. I almost wanted the layout to feel like a snow globe. To cut the circles, I used the We R Memory Keepers circle cutter. I like this tool a lot, but it does leave puncture holes in the off-cut! The circles themselves are perfect, but I used the off-cut for this layout and stacked them as concentric circles.
There were so many fun elements in this kit, it made me want to include them all! So I did just that. There are so many fun things to look at on this page. Once the background was dry, and the circles layered on top, I then filled the circles with all the fun things from the collection: the title, some of the flowers, and also some of the other foam stickers. I wanted it to have the feeling like all of these things were swirling around with the leaves.
I received this collection from Clique Kits, and in the kit were these absolutely adorable little painted wood pieces! The little hedgehog was irresistible and so I put him right near my photo. The cascading puffy hearts are from Freckled Fawn. They were a bit of an unplanned addition to the page and I love them!
For my journaling, I created a bit of space at the top and bottom left side using these awesome file tabs. They were also included in the kit I received, and they are such a great texture. I stamped my date at the bottom, and added a few words at the top. Then I embellished with a few of the chipboard pieces plus more puffy hearts.
Such a fun layout! Tell me what do you think? Did I get the shadow box effect? Thanks so much for joining me today! See you again soon!