If your kids are anything like mine they have gone through phases with loving different toys or brands (think Thomas the Train, Hello Kitty, Lego, etc). If you are anything like me you've bought up that brand/logo paper and supplies for those pictures you've taken or will take of them using those toys. If you are also anything like me you don't have layouts and layouts to use these supplies on. If you are lucky maybe you have one or two layouts, at most, to use a lot of patterned paper, stickers, rubons, and whatever other supplies you may have purchased on. So pull out those papers and make a page of your child playing with that favorite toy and make sure you use up those supplies!
For this layout I tried to use as many patterns and rubons as I could to just use up some of those supplies. I love using large pieces of patterned paper on both sides of a layout and rounding the corners. It really helps tie the whole page together.
Another great way to use up some of that patterned paper is to cut out photo sized pieces and use them as photos mats by overlapping them and using them in the opposite orientation of your focal photo. This also adds a little interest to your page and gets your eyes looking right where you want them. Don't forget to look at that patterned paper for a possible title as well. I had a whole sheet of phrases that would work great as a title. I picked my favorite, cut it out, put it on dimensional adhesive, and had a great title that fit right with everything else on the page.
I hope you enjoyed this simple layout and it gives you some ideas on how to use those kid themed supplies that are taking up precious room in your scrap room. Thanks for stopping!
- cardstock- misc
- patterned paper- Sandylion Sticker Designs (Thomas & Friends)
- rubons- Sandylion Sticker Designs (Thomas & Friends)
- ink- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Fired Brick, Black Soot)
- tools- We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper 3/8")
- pen- American Crafts (Project Life Journaling Pen black 01)
- misc- pop dots, journaling card