Hello! Karen here today and I'm sharing a traditional 12x12 layout using the cutest collection, Cool Kid, by Crate Paper. I LOVE this collection and I cannot wait to create lots of layouts and other paper crafts with it. I love this photo of my nephew. He really is the sweetest boy in the world.
I started with the yellow 12x12-patterned paper. I love to begin by playing with simple backgrounds. I find it easier to then add brighter patterned paper on top or layered underneath photos.
I firstly cut some long strips of 12 inch paper to add to the bottom of the layout. Then, I added my photo and mixed and matched different patterns underneath until I found the one I was happy with. The Cool Kid black square was cut out from another 12x12 paper from the collection. I then used some die cuts from the collection to embellish. There are so many cute pictures in this collection that it was a difficult decision to choose which ones to use!
Lastly, I added the splashes of black paint. This is what I love adding to my layouts lately to finish it off. I think it adds depth to this layout.
Hope this inspires you to create something yourself!
Cool Kid products: Run & Jump (680476), Handsome (680475), Hooray (680472), Yellow Paper (680473) Cool Kid Ephemera Pieces (680483), Accent Stickers (680484), Puffy Phrase & Accent Stickers (680481).