Tiffany here with an interactive layout using the wonderful Amanda kit. I took these photos of my aunt's dog Loki a few weekends ago when my mother and I took a much needed respite from the city. He was just chilling on the deck with us and I managed to capture a few shots. The paint on my aunt's deck was peeling away, exposing the natural wood below. So the overall colors of the photos matched so well with the papers in the kit, I knew I had to document them somehow.
I have wanted to create an interactive 12x12 scrapbook layout for some time. One of my favorite scrapbookers from way back in the day was Stephanie Bryan, and she'd create these really simple and quite lovely layouts that had all sorts of interactive flaps and windows on them. I tried to channel her style when creating this particular layout. I had three photos of Loki on hand and managed to include two on my layout by creating a little interactive flap, which I secured with the lovely forest green ribbon that came in the kit.
I basically created a little card, which I added a matted photo to on the inside and the outside of. This created my flap, which I added the ribbon closure to and then layered on top of a white doily and different pattern papers from the kit. I fussy cut some of the colored tabs from that pattern paper and tabbed off the papers I layered, just to add a fun little element to my page. I was aiming for a very simple layout, with the cluster centralized at the center of the page, and a solid blue cardstock border around the entire thing. So little embellishments that either stuck up at the top or trailed at the bottom of the cluster added a bit of interest and movement to the layout, which I love.
I did add a bit of gold ink splatters to the page as well. Since I was going minimal, I needed something to ground the photo cluster on the white background and having a few splatters helped with that. I kept my title super simple, using the "Summer" pieces from the die cut pack along with the black alpha stickers to spell out "Loki." I embellished the layout lightly with a few die cuts and chipboard pieces, but really went a bit crazy with the smaller embellishment like the die cut stars and itty bitty puffy stickers. I placed these little bits by the ink splatters, so that everything looked like a very intentional sprinkle across the page.
This layout came together rather quickly once I figured out how to create my interactive flap. Definitely check out the process video below to get a better idea at how this entire layout came together!
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