Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today kicking off Anniversary week on the Pink Paislee blog. For today’s layout I used the Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans. I have chosen a design to go with the symbol of love: hearts. I also wanted to get a little creative with the title of my post and the subject which I will go into detail further into the post today.
Here is the layout I created:
So let’s get to the anniversary part of the post shall we. 2016 marked my husband and I’s 14th year of being a couple. I wanted to document this in a different way. So instead of having a title as simple as ’14 year’s I decided to get a little creative. Online in the website timeanddate.com there is a Duration Calculator. This calculator allows you to input two dates, your starting date and end date. I inputted our anniversary details and found out the following:
Hubby and I have been together:
730 weeks and 4 days
Hearts are a hard shape to frame photos within, and I still had a little trouble even though I printed my photo smaller. In the image below the photo was actually too small on the left hand side. Nothing that a cute puffy flower won’t fix.
The layout is mainly of a vertical design, however I created three clusters of embellishments to help balance the page. This cluster below is made up puffy stickers and buttons from the Fancy Free collection.
The photos I chose to frame in the cut file design had to be ones that had the subject more off center. This is because otherwise, the center of the heart would be going through heads. It took me a little while to find photos of hubby or hubby and I that were suitable. But I am so glad I took the time to find them as I am pleased with the result.
Due to the background being white and the cut file being white too, they need something to help distinguish them from each other. When creating layouts with designs such as this my go-to technique is to place a foam adhesive under the cut file. This gives the layout a little depth and dimension and also creates a shadow, helping us to see the edges of the cut file away from the background. I love doing this, it is such a subtle but effective technique.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this layout has inspired you! Be sure to check back and see what the rest of the design team create for Anniversary week.