One Paper, Two Looks

Recently I received two kits that each had one common patterned paper. The paper is a black-and-white lined paper and has just a hint of yellow. I used the paper with the other supplies in each kit and came up with two very different layouts, even though each page started with the same paper.

On the first layout, I turned the paper so that the lines went vertical. Why vertical? Well, I had that smaller piece of patterned paper with the multicolored circles on it. I loved the pattern so much that I wanted to give that paper a little extra room on the page. The lines in the circles ran vertically, so I turned the background paper to match.


Next I added some fun bright papers to help my photo pop, since the background in the picture is rather drab. My journaling naturally fit into the empty space to the right of the photo. Lastly I added the circles and star embellishments and finished this page.

The next layout documents one of my family’s favorite meals–homemade pizza. I wanted to document the recipe I use, so I chose this same background paper. I knew I could write my journaling directly on the page using the lines. I also wanted to keep the focus on the photo, and this particular paper was neutral enough not to compete with my picture.

homemade pizza

After placing my photo and writing out my journaling, I just added a few yellow embellishments to complement the yellow accents on the paper. I put down the title, stamped a few tiny stars and the date, and my page was complete!


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