Are you ready for 2017? It’s almost here, and I’m stopping in today with some New Year’s inspiration for you! We usually keep things low-key for the New Year, and have a movie night with popcorn or games on NYE. On New Year’s Day we usually like to go out and have lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. For my layout, I used a couple of photos from 2012. We went out for lunch and then hung out in one of our local towns called Fairhope.
Since my photos were family oriented, I decided to use the Gather collection by Maggie Holmes. I cut a large circle die cut on my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with a variety of patterned papers from the collection. Once all of the patterned papers were in place, I added the die cut to the center of the layout and secured it with machine stitching. I printed the photos in Black & White to have a contrast against the patterned papers in the background, and placed them in the center of the circle.
The Together Thickers worked perfectly for the title of my layout. I wanted to work them in to the circle design, so I placed them around the outer edge of the die cut shape. When I think of New Year’s Gold comes to mind, so I wanted to add a touch of it to the layout, also. Several pieces from the Chipboard sheets are covered with Gold glitter, and I love the little bit of sparkle they brought to the layout.
I decided to give the layout a less is more look, since I didn’t use any specific New Year’s products. When you’re working on something outside the theme of a specific product, it’s always a good idea to choose generic pieces from your collection, that work with what you’re doing. I liked the simpler look of the finished layout, and felt like it had just the right amount of everything, to convey a New Year’s look.
I hope you’ve found some inspiration for your New Year’s layouts, whether you’re planning to document photos from this year, or if you’re working with older photos. Don’t be afraid to use product, that you wouldn’t necessarily choose for a New Year’s theme. I think you’ll be happy with the end results!
Gather Products Used: Crate Paper Gather Blush (375822), Crate Paper Gather Chipboard (375840), Crate Paper Gather Accent Stickers (375842), Crate Paper Gather Ephemera Pieces (375841), Crate Paper Gather Blessed Thickers (375839), Crate Paper Gather 6x6 Paper Pad (375869), Crate Paper Gather Together Thickers (375838)