Hey everyone, it’s Elsie here and I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!
We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving over here in the UK, but that hasn’t stopped me from making scrapbook layouts about things I am thankful for. And one thing I am very thankful for is baking!
I always say that ‘I can’t cook but I can bake’, so If there’s a get-together or celebration to be had, you can bet that my contribution to the meal would be some sort of sweet treat! Food is definitely a big part of any Holiday so I think it’s something that’s important to document and include within your albums.
I started the layout by creating an apron. I chose to create an apron because I think it’s a cute way to represent food/cooking/baking without being too complicated to make!
I used this cut file to cut out the different pieces of paper, but this is definitely something you could make without a die-cutting machine. I chose a pink/mint/floral colour scheme for the apron, but you could easily customise this in accordance to the Holiday you’re documenting. Also just as a side note, if someone could make and sell this exact apron, it would be most appreciated!
I used a red paper from Turn The page to create the pie dish, purely because the pie dish I own is red!
My favourite part of this page has be the faux-chalkboard frame. I was a little nervous about including so much black on a predominantly light and pastel-coloured page, but I love the way it turned out. To create the frame I used this cut file, and cut it from black cardstock and backed it with white paper and I was so surprised with how effective this looked!
To help “blend” the chalkboard frame into the page I scattered flowers around the frame as well as all over the rest of the page as help tie-in all of the page’s elements. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stop using the Turn The Page flowers, they’re my favourite!
This is a technique I’ve used before, but creating a frame for your photo is a really easy way to incorporate a photo into the design of your page. I delved into the new Paige Evans sticker book to create my cluster of frames. I used the photo frame stickers from the Turn The Page half, and used one of the clipboards from the Oh My Heart half to make it look like the photo of me baking is also hung on the wall. This is one of my most favourite ways to include photos within my scenes!