Happy Monday, friends! Missy here, and I have a fun layout to share today. I mixed and matched a few collections for this including You Rock, Life is Beautiful and Make a Wish. I started with the beautiful wood grain paper from You Rock. I wanted to add lots of bright colors to it, so I pulled some papers from the three collections and cut several XOs in different sizes. You can find the XO cut file in the store with the Colour Me Happy collection. I chose four photos to go horizontally across the page. I arranged the XOs in a vertical design behind them. I used some acrylic paints and in sprays on the background and embellished with flair buttons, die cuts, wood veneer and stickers.
I love how all of these die cuts created such awesome dimension and texture here. I overlapped them and added in some tangled thread and a few fussy cut flowers. I didn’t want to cover up to much of the die cuts, so I added just a few embellishments. The Flair Button is from Make a Wish, the Wood Veneer is from You Rock, and the banner piece is a Life is Beautiful Ephemera piece.
I added a Life is Beautiful Wood Veneer word and a few die cut flowers here. I think these bright colors really make the black & white photos stand out.
I think my favorite part about the XO cut file is that it’s lined so you can see through it. You can still see the background through them, and I love that effect. I added in some light coral thread here to match the XO above the photos.
Here’s another look at the top of the layout. I added in a few more pieces from Life is Beautiful. I didn’t completely glue the XOs down all the way. I wanted the edges to pop off the page to create some depth.
I tucked the first photo under the X here to keep a pop of the blue in that area. I didn’t want to completely cover it up since that is the boldest color. I added a few label stickers under the end photos.
For my title and center piece, I used this Accessory Sticker from Make a Wish.
It was a lot of fun mixing and matching collections for this! I hope it inspires you to do the same and perhaps work a fun cut file into the mix. I do have a process video if you’d like to check it out here.
Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have a fantastic week, friends!