Hey all! I've got a new layout up over on the Jillibean Soup blog today. I was browsing thru all of the cut files that Jillibean has to offer in their Silhouette store, and came across this "happiness is homemade" title. I immediately thought about pairing it with some food photos that I've snapped over the last few months.
I sized my title to fit across the top of the page, and die cut it from red and green cardstock. I've always been a fan of mixed font titles, especially ones with a great cursive font for one part and a clean, simpler font for the other part.
I also used a circle background cut file from Jillibean, cut from white cardstock, to layer over the top part of the page which was also white cardstock. I always adhere my background pieces in place, and then add any mist spritzing that I want to do.
I picked out six food photos that coordinated well, and arranged them in a photo collage using a template from Kerri Bradford Studio's Snapshots #3 kit. I added a small green border to each side of the photo collage, using a scalloped border punch.
I had decided to use the File Cards to add my journaling to the right side of the page. I picked out three of the cards that coordinated, color wise, and debated on using my own handwriting (I'm so NOT a fan of it most of the time) or trying to computer print my journaling on them. Which I knew would take me forever to figure out and to get lined up right.
I then decided to just computer print my journaling on white cardstock, and then trim it down to fit on the file cards. This actually worked out well, since the main part of the file cards was a cream shade, and the white works better with my design.
Once I had my journaling added to each file card, I added a few mini staples to the sides of the cards before adhering them in place. I added some simple wood veneer flowers and adhesive sequins to embellish the right side of the page.
I've been working on some new layouts and cards for Jillibean Soup, so they'll be coming up over the next few weeks :)