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This week the Crate Paper Design Team is sharing travel themed projects, and I kicked things off on the Blog yesterday! I got creative, since we are only working with the Bloom and Little You collections right now. I love it when you can use a collection that doesn't necessarily fit your theme to create a layout outside of the box!
My first big decision in making the Bloom products work for my travel theme was the choice of patterned paper for my background. I decided to go with the Together 12x12 paper. I loved that it had motion with the design of the lines and that it’s a color that I don’t always work with. It’s fun to try new color schemes, and I thought the Green lines would be great for a travel page.
I thought it would be fun to create a large title with a hand-cut letter look. But I cheated and instead of cutting the letters with scissors, I used my Silhouette Cameo. I decided to cut the title from the Blossom patterned paper, because I loved the contrast of the bright Pink against the Green lines in the background. And since there are no travel themed embellishments in the Bloom collection, I used my Cameo once again with the Bloom 6x6 paper pad to create state shapes for my layout. I embellished both of them with hand stitching, Thickers and stickers.
If you're interested in more travel themed projects, make sure you check out the Crate Paper Blog this week! You will find lots of ideas!