“Happy“ Layout or What to Do When You Feel Stuck | Kathleen Graumüller

“Happy“ Layout or What to Do When You Feel Stuck | Kathleen Graumüller

Hey there, it’s Kathleen here with another layout made with the gorgeous Alexis kit.

Sometimes when I don’t really know where to start, I like to take a closer look at the contents of a kit and see if something strikes me and gets my creative juices flowing ;) This time it was the Diamonds & Waves paper: the shape of the diamonds inspired me to cut out some of them and create some more from the other patterned papers, too.

In order to get some dimension on my page, I cut the diamonds in three different sizes so I could layer them onto each other. The biggest ones are 1.75“, the medium size is 1.5“ and the smallest ones I cut to 1“.

I didn’t know how to arrange them on my page at the beginning, so I just kept pushing them around until I liked the look of it. When layering them, I made sure to alternate between black and white and the coloured patterns.

As you can see, I didn’t always use three layers on each of the diamonds - I wanted to still keep the page relatively light and only use the three layered ones as a “special“ embellishment. To be able to lift them off the page a little bit, I stitched through the middle column of diamonds and through some single ones in the left and right column.

When it came to adding my photo(s), I didn’t really find a place that worked. It always looked a bit off putting a rectangular photo next to those square pieces. That’s when I decided to also cut my photos into diamonds and add them in with the rest of the papers.

For my title I used the big “happy“ puffy title sticker and the white puffy alphabet stickers from the kit to spell out “This makes me happy.“ To finish the page off, I added the paper strip on the right side of my layout, some paint splatters and the “so good“ die cut piece on one of the diamonds.

I didn’t add any journaling because I have used these photos quite often and there is not much to say about them apart from that I really love bougainvilleas and they make me happy ;)

So if you ever feel stuck, I suggest taking a closer look at your papers and see if there is something that inspires you, something to use as the starting point for your layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Supplies: Alexis Kit | Alexis Paper PackEssentials Puffy Alphabet Stickers - White | Alexis Die Cut Shapes | Alexis Puffy Titles

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