Even though there is still much excitement in the air over the latest CP reveal, Notes & Things, we're dedicating the remainder of June to Open Road and other ongoing special features. We'll return to Notes & Things in July! Don't forget, the new collection will be available at your favorite craft retail outlet starting mid-July...just around the corner!
Hello everyone! I'm here today to share a couple of layouts I created using the Dots and Stripes theme. Summer photos are my favorite photos to scrap and using dot and striped patterns are the perfect way to compliment them!
For this layout, I split the different between the two patterns on my page by placing a 6" x 12" piece of dotted paper from the Styleboard collection for the background.
I love the contrast the two large background pieces give to the page and to tie the design together a bit further, I used even more striped pieces of patterned paper in layers behind my photo. I also added a striped photo frame from the Styleboard collection on top of the left photo of my daughter in her pink polka-dotted bathing suit to direct the eye toward the smaller photo.
I added another photo frame to the right of the large photo and slipped a chipboard heart and a few stickers behind it for a filled pocket effect. I used two different sized circle punches to create even larger 'dots' and added the wood veneer shapes from the Oh Darling collection on top of them for an extra layer of dimension.
I used a sticker from the Oh Darling collection for my journaling, but before I placed it on the page, I adhered it to a leftover piece of cardstock and trimmed along it's edges so I could easily slide it around before deciding where to house it. I frequently utilize this technique with stickers before committing them to a project.
I tucked my journaling tag away, under a transparent overlay–a little bit of it is peeking out and can easily be removed for quick reading.
For this next layout's design, I was inspired by slanted stripes found on an Open Road patterned paper.
I took a leftover piece of patterned paper that I used to create the circles in my previous layout and adhered it along the same slant as the stripes and layered lots of chipboard on top.
I placed the photo in the upper right-hand corner of the page and layered a few Open Road items around it. I added several flair badges here and there, around the page, representing dots.
I printed the journaling on paper, cut it into strips, and then lined them up along the same angle as the stripes of the paper directly beneath the title. I mixed the chipboard and letter stickers from the Open Road collection for added visual interest and to introduce more color to the page.
I placed a few narrow strips of rainbow-striped patterned paper from the Boys Rule and Open Road collections along the bottom of the layout. On top, after 'zig-zag' stitching the paper strips down, I layered a chipboard flower and felt banner.
Summer is in full swing and what better way to compliment those fun-filled summertime photos than with dots and stripes?! Most Crate Paper collections include an ample selection of dotted/striped patterned paper options that are sure to get your creative juices flowing while enjoying this great time of year!