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2×2″ Paper Pads: All Grown Up Layout

Team the 2x2

Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today sharing a new layout with you featuring the 2×2″ paper pads from the new Paige Evans designer collection Turn the Page! For today’s project I am mixing things up a little and creating an 8.5″x11″ size layout. I printed out four photos taken in a sequence of my kiddies and coincidently I printed them 2″ square, the exact size of the 2×2″ paper pads! To me the size of the photos teamed with the 2″ papers in the pad were screaming at me to ‘go traditional’ and create a grid style layout. Here is the layout I created:

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What I love about the 2×2″ pads is that one contains patterned swatches of paper and the second is full of fun phrase cards. Each pad has two of each design. For this layout I have used the swatches to create the sections of the grid but also to embellish some of the pieces. For example, I cut out the ‘way to go’ circle from one of the phrase cards.

Team the 2x2" pads with 2" photos and you have the perfect combination for a fun grid style layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #2x2pad #turnthepage

Even though I created this page at an 8.5×11″ compared to my usual 12×12″ I still had to ensure that I kept to my ‘go to’ techniques and design concepts to help the layout balance. The grid running down the left side of the paper made that side quite heavy. I added a small embellishment grouping of tags from the ephemera pack, a punched circle, some fussy flowers from Paper 18, and a typewritten date.

Team the 2x2" pads with 2" photos and you have the perfect combination for a fun grid style layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #2x2pad #turnthepage

When embellishing the patterned 2×2″ squares from the paper pad I used some of the 2″ paper designs to help me. For example, on the ‘way to go’ example I have cut it out, matted it on a circle, and adhered it to the square.

Team the 2x2" pads with 2" photos and you have the perfect combination for a fun grid style layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #2x2pad #turnthepage

The size of the patterned square was perfect for adding my typewritten journaling. I was able to tell the story of these photos. These photos were taken when I tried to get a nice photo of the kids after a haircut. This is pretty much the response I get each time, my son being over excited and acting slightly silly and my daughter bearing a cheesy grin and joining in with the brother. I finished off the journaling with one of the floral puffy stickers.

Team the 2x2" pads with 2" photos and you have the perfect combination for a fun grid style layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #2x2pad #turnthepage

To finish off this layout I matted it onto Paper 03. I always find the more bolder prints hard to use however, this size and style of layout was perfect for that large and bold pattern, I think it adds the perfect finishing touch. I hope you have learnt a new way to use the gorgeous 2″ paper pads. I had so much fun and I am sure you will too!

Here is the process video of how this layout came together:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, xxxTeam the 2x2" pads with 2" photos and you have the perfect combination for a fun grid style layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #2x2pad #turnthepage

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