Take 3 Challenge | Lydia CostJun 17, 2021
I can hardly believe it’s finally here; summer is really here (in the States, that is)! I honestly didn’t think it would ever get here, after the year we have all had. Summer always breathes new life into my life, and I know I’m not the only one. I can see my kiddo brightening with the sun as well. It’s reflected in all the photos I take of him, and it just makes me smile. For this week’s take three, I wanted to focus on one of those large photos inside my A5 notebook.
After sifting through my June goodies, I chose 3 perfect items to create a well balanced spread:
1. Patterned Paper
2. Die Cut Shapes
This bright and happy spread was a breeze, while focusing on these three elements.
For my patterned paper, I pulled out that lovely striped paper. It paired with my kiddo’s playground photo perfectly, and I love the way it sets the sunny tone for the entire spread. I cut it to size to use as my background. I then used some of the rest of the paper to fold back on the opposing side. I then stapled it in place, to create a fun little flap detail. It was a simple way to add some interest to an otherwise flat A5 spread.
I then layered on my 4x6 photo with some tissue paper. I added in a few of the die cuts near the bottom section. These served a perfect place for my date.
For the bulk of my journaling, I chose one of the amazing tags from the June collection. My favorite part about these, are that they are so large. You can fit all the journaling you need on one card. It layered perfectly above my patterned paper flap on the left side. I then layered in some more die cut pieces, to really add some interest to the spread.
I then pulled out the stamp set, to make a few more ephemera pieces. I chose that bright and happy sun in a shade of yellow, to match my spread and photo. I stamped 3 illustrations and then fussy-cut them. They scattered across the spread effortlessly, and I was so pleased with their added loveliness.
I finished off the spread with a few puffy stickers, my journaling, and another die cut piece for my title! I love how easy take 3 makes every project. It’s such a great way to get started, when you aren’t feeling necessarily creative. It’s also a great way to pull from your stash, to create something fun and unique!
I certainly hope you’re all making the best of your sunshine wherever you are, and I hope this little Take 3 has inspired you!