Hello, Crate Paper friends! It’s Lorilei here with you today, sharing a double-page spread using the gorgeous and whimsical Magical Forest collection! The Magical Forest collection is just so cheerful and happy, and I found myself being inspired by rainbows!
I started the two-page spread with the large layout (right side) I thought that would set the tone for both pages to flow together. There are so many papers I love in the collection, so I trimmed my white background down to 10″x10″ to layer pretty papers behind it! I chose a large photo (4″x6″) and built the page around the photo. I had plenty of white space on the photo and the rainbow tag I cut from the Sunlight paper fit perfectly there. The tag became the theme for both pages!
I layered a strip of Sunlight paper behind the photo and embellished the page with a large clear sticker (Oh My Darling Make Your Own Magic) and the dream stamp from the Magical Forest Stamp Set. I added the Make Believe banner and shimmery heart from the Magical Forest Ephemera pack to finish off the tag!
Next up, I tackled the left side of the double-page spread. I should let you know that I have not made very many double pages! This is my fifth time! They do flow so nicely in an album! I decided to approach the design of the page as though it was a pocket page. I trimmed another piece of the Sunlight (rainbow) paper as a 4″x6″ card I also trimmed the Willow cut-apart paper to serve as my “pocket” cards. TO further customize the cards, I used the base of the B card from the Willow paper and popped up the inside of the rainbow card on top. Next, I went through the ephemera pack and pulled out bits and pieces to further enhance the feeling I was looking for! I chose the Rise and Shine die-cut for my top main card.
I embellished my photos here and there with labels, word strips and the sweet copper puffy alpha stickers. I added a bit of stitching to the spread for texture and a stitched white heart to each spread for more texture and dimension.
This was most certainly a fun project to work on; it is a great way to incorporate more photos and stories. I love the way the pages are very different and go together so well, using a single collection makes easier work of achieving a nice flow!
Thank you so much for joining me today!