The weather has been so nice that we had to take advantage of it and go strawberry picking. Finding myself with some scrappy time over the weekend, I decided I'd make layouts from the photos I'd taken of our little adventure. It feels like it's been quite some time since I'd made 9x12 layouts, so I looked through my old sketches and found one from the Kelly Purkey 2014 Sketchbook class and got to work making my first page.
I didn't have the car craft die she used in her sketch, so I used an image from Photoshop Elements and sent it to my Cricut Explore Air and cut out 25 little cars. Sticking pretty closely to the sketch, I had a fast and fun layout for my car selfie as we headed down the road.
Since I wanted to use several different patterned papers, I welded my cars in Design Space so that they would cut out exactly like I had positioned them. I cut my papers into 2-inch wide strips and placed them onto the cutting mat and let the machine work its magic.
For my facing page, I knew I wanted to use a lot of the photos I'd taken, so a simple grid design was the best way for me to have plenty of pictures. My photos are about 2.75 x 2.75 and then I cut 2 x 2 square of patterned paper for the remaining grid blocks. I added a few die cut leaves that are paper and vellum and then stickers, which one is popped up with foam tape to add a little dimension. I thought about adding some wood sequins or enamel dots, but in the end decided against it.
And in case you were curious, we picked about 3 pounds of strawberries and also found a local bakery near where we had lunch and picked up a fresh blueberry pie. :)
patterned paper, die cuts, stickers - Hillside - Basic Grey
alphabet stickers - American Crafts
electronic die cut machine - Cricut Explore Air