Hello everyone, this is Janna with another Crate 365 post. The year is nearly over, only two more months and it'll be Christmas, already! Although I'm very much looking forward to the cozy time of the year, I still enjoy scrapping last Summer's photos.
Again, I created a double spread for the entire month of September. As with the months before, I added my journaling on a piece of vellum. This time, I used a vivid green vellum - love the vibrant color! As you can see, the DIN A4 page (this format is close to 8.5" x 11") was already punched, so I had to come up with a little trick to be able to place it inside my album. I had a few more papers that were already punched and as the papers are German standard size, they did not have the correct holes to coincide with my album. I used twine to thread the loose pages together - set-up this way, the pages resemble a mini book.
Now, let me show you what I did to be able to file the papers...
I took a piece of white cardstock and used a 1" punch to cut circles from it. I then glued the circles onto the backside of the last page, leaving enough space to punch a small hole into them from the front.
Like this, I was able to file the papers easily and on top, it's a nice detail in my album - I really love the look of it!
As with the double spread, I created two clean, simple layouts. I already wrote a lot on my vellum, so I'm only adding a small amount of handwritten journaling to the pages. I kept the design of the pages similar, but used different papers from the Maggie Holmes' Flea Market and Crate's Close Knit collections.
To lend my clean, simple pages a lighter, more interesting look, I arranged the paper on both pages asymmetrically. The embellishments in the middle of the page help to create a focal point that draws the eye to the center.
I try to keep things simple when creating layouts for my Crate 365 album. The more dimension a layout has, the bigger the album will be. But, I have to admit, that is still hard for me, not adding lots of lovely Crate embellishments :)
Now, what about you? What tricks do you have to file papers and memorabilia? Do you use page protectors or do you have another great way of including them in your albums?
Have a great day, wherever you are!