Joann's Stores carries some great scrapbooking supplies, and I recently received the Park Lane Color Play paper stack and The Basics paper stack. These papers are perfect to use with embellishments you already have in your stash, and there are so many patterns to choose from!
I started with a layout, using the Color Play paper stack. It has some patterns that are great for fussy cutting, which is one of my favorite techniques!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a heart shape from white cardstock. I backed the heart shape with my photo and one of the papers from The Basics paper stack. Then I placed it on a white cardstock background. I wanted the heart shape to really pop, so I used all of the fussy cut flowers around the edge of the heart and them machine stitched around it.
I used one of the cut apart sheets from the Color Play paper stack for my title. I just cut the word Be-You-Tiful and added it over the fussy cut flowers, to the right of my photo. For balance, I also cut the word love from the cut apart paper and placed it on the upper left hand side of the heart.
For the finishing touches, I incorporated a few embellishments from the Crate Paper Chasing Dreams collection, that coordinated with the paper colors. I also used the same paper from The Basics stack, that I placed behind my photo, to add two corners to the edge of the layout. Then I splattered some Black Color Shine diagonally across the page.
For my second project, I decided to create a layout in my Traveler's Notebook. I love brightly colored patterned papers, so I chose some from both of the paper stacks. I wanted my photo to be Black & White to add a nice contrast with the bright papers.
I started with a cut file from The Cut Shoppe, and cut it from white cardstock, then backed it with several patterned papers from The Basics paper stack. I loved all of the color on the polka dot paper, so I also used a cut file with it to create a frame for my layout. Once I had the flower cut files backed, I placed them on the corners of each side of the layout.
I love to have symmetry in my projects, so I placed my photo and one of the cut apart phrases on either side of the layout. Before adding the cut apart card, which works as my title, I added some machine stitching around the edge.
I also fussy cut a few flowers from one of the Color Play patterned papers, to add to the layout. Fussy cutting is a great way to create your own embellishments. And I finished the layout, with a few other embellishments from Simple Stories and Studio Calico.
I hope you'll check out all of the amazing Park Lane paper stacks in Joann's Stores! You can find them online or in the store!