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I can't use the Crate Paper Gather collection by Maggie Holmes, enough! It's so beautiful and perfect for feminine layouts. I started this layout by looking through the 12x12 patterned papers for some inspiration. The Happy Place paper caught my eye, and inspired me to do a fun title design.
I really liked the calendar look of the background paper, so I printed my photo to fit in the last two columns on the page. Then I had the idea to flip the words for my title in a vertical design, to span the other daily columns on the background paper. I used a mix of the Blessed Chipboard Phrase stickers, Together Thickers and die cut words to create the long title.
You might notice something a little unusual on this layout...for me, anyway...there is a minimal amount of embellishing! I really liked the clean look of the layout, once I had the photo and title in place, so I decided to go with less embellishing than I normally use. The beautiful leaves from the Gather Ephemera pack were perfect for balancing the large title. Then I used a couple of the leaf stickers from the Accent Stickers pack, with a wood button to create a small cluster on the opposite side of the layout.
This was a fun design, and I liked that it was a bit different than what I normally do. Don't be afraid to try out new design styles, especially if you are in a creative rut. Trying something new can kick start your creativity, or help you find new ways to use your supplies!
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