"Birthday Girl" Pocket Page | Shannon DombkowskiAug 11, 2021
Hello, Felicity Jane friends!
As soon as I saw the Annie kit, I knew I had to use it to document my oldest daughter's birthday. The colors are so bright and cheery - perfect to document my girl! I do monthly pocket page documenting but I dedicate a full page to each of my daughters for their birthday. I always put so much pressure on myself to make it "perfect" because it's such a big day. The Annie kit helped take the pressure off because everything came together so easily!
When I have some photos that don't mesh well with the other photos or products I've chosen, I always make them black and white. That was the case with 2 photos on this page so I put them in opposite corners to balance the page out. I wanted to keep the page super colorful so I opted to print the black and white photos at a smaller size and mount them on patterned paper. The Annie Die Cut Shapes comes with 2 different photo corners, which I used as a finishing touch for these photos.
In keeping with my colorful theme, I had to make a cheerful birthday title card! I love the mix of colors in the Confetti Puffy Alphabet Stickers. Since the stickers are so colorful, I kept the rest of the card plain. I really wanted the title to stick out so everyone would know what this page is about.
Thirteen is a big deal and I had some big thoughts about it! I decided to do some hidden journaling behind a photo. I added the ticket to the side of the middle photo on the page as a tab to lift it up. Once lifted, my journaling is revealed. This is one of my favorite ways to do hidden journaling and it's super simple! I just take a piece of scrap cardstock that's as long as the top of my photos (3" in this case) and about 2" wide. I fold it in half and make a good crease with a bone folder. Then, I adhere the bottom piece to the back of my bottom journaling card. I sandwich the top piece between my photo and the top journaling card.
Finally, I had to include a banner with the adorable Annie Tiny Chipboard Tags. I mean, they come with string! Once I had the tags threaded onto the string, I used a small strip of washi tape to adhere both sides to the back of the journaling card. I thought about adhering each of the tags down to the journaling card so they would stay exactly as I arranged them, but I decided against it. I like the way they look while hanging free.
I hope I've given you some inspiration to use your Annie kit. Maybe to document a birthday? Or just to document the joy of every day! I can't wait to see what you create.