Hello friends! The May Life Pages kit may be my most favorite kit in the history of kits. I’m a floral gal through and through and the bright, bold florals in the LP kit sang to me. I couldn’t wait to make some pocket pages and these colors were perfect for my Spring photos.
The contrast between the bright, almost neon colors and the crisp white backgrounds makes it easy to make a colorful, striking page. Because I loved these cards so much, I had several that I wanted to use in this spread so I printed most of my photos at slightly smaller sizes so I could mount them on the cards. I took advantage of some the 4×6 cards with shaped journal spaces and measured and printed photos that would nest within those spaces.
Because the color scheme is so bright and bold, I kept my embellishing to a minimum (for me). On the “No Better You” card, I trimmed a corner from a paper from the May Traveler’s Notebook kit to add a bit more color. On the “Smile” journal card, I used some more patterned paper from the TN kit as well as some washi from the Scrapbook kit to cover up the top half of the card. I thought the pink of the full card added too much color to one side of the spread so I offset it with a little black and white patterned paper.
Did I mention how much I loved the floral die cuts from the Life Pages kit?!?! I wanted to put them on anything and everything but managed to restrain myself some. The colorful word stickers from the Life Pages kit were also incredibly usable. The phrases were all spot on for what I was wanting to document.
I played up the saturation on this photo of the wildflowers because I wanted it to match the vibrancy of the cards and embellishments. I added some subtle machine-stitching elements to make the spread look a little more finished.
After laying all the cards and photos down on this side, I thought there was probably a little too much white so I made a few adjustments. First, I trimmed about half an inch off top and bottom of the “May” card and put some patterned paper from the Scrapbook kit behind it. For the photo at the bottom right, I printed it as a 3×3 photo and then added an inch of patterned paper to the bottom of it to give it a Polaroid look with the whimsy of the colorful paper.
The stamps from the Life Pages kit are perfect for adding sentiments to some labels. I didn’t really have much to specifically journal about for some of these photos, but I always like adding phrase stickers or stamps to convey an emotion or feeling about my photos.
This 4×6 card was calling for me to print a circular photo. And with that circular photo came the desire for another so I printed my Blister Beetle photo that way. Those aqua and white alpha stickers from the Life Pages kit are some of my absolute favorites but I found myself short on “E”s. Easy solution: get out a white pen and add a bottom line to an “F” sticker.
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