Titles are a key element in journaling events
or emotions on your layouts. Obviously, the words contained
within your title are essential to conveying what your layout is
about, but equally important is the way in which you create your
title. Colours, fonts, arrangements of letters and size are all
important features to consider. This layout looks at creating a
unique title and how it sets the tone for the rest of your
To recreate this layout, you will need Bazzil
cardstock (blue, purple and yellow), blue eyelets, yellow fibre,
foam adhesive and Doodlebug Itty Bitty Bugs stickers.
To begin, cut a piece of purple cardstock
approximately 6cm high and place along the bottom edge of your
page. Cut two rectangles of yellow cardstock approximately 7.5
cm wide and 6cm high. Cut a triangle from each side (the
shortest side) to create two trapeziums (a four sided shape with
two sides parallel and two sides not parallel). Arrange these on
top of your purple cardstock and glue down. Next, place your
border sticker along the top. You have now created a platform
for your title.
To create your title, place your jar sticker
on an angle in the bottom right-hand corner. Make sure you leave
plenty of room to the side of it to fit all your letters. Next,
stick your letters down so they go across the jar. Leave out the
letter 'U' and instead replace with a bug sticker for fun. If
you like, you can use foam adhesive to make your bug stand out
from the page. Finally, arrange the letters of 'Catching' around
the top of the jar.
You now have a light-hearted, colourful title
to set the tone of your layout.
To complete the rest of the page, begin by
matting your photos on purple cardstock. Leave an extra 1cm
above your photo so there is plenty of room for your eyelets.
When ready, add two eyelets to the top of each mat. Thread a
piece of yellow fibre through each one and leave dangling. Make
sure your pieces of fibre are not too short. They must be able
to reach the top of your page so you can tie them onto the
Adhere your photos onto your background. Make
sure your fibre does not get caught underneath.
Now comes the tricky bit - adding your branch
sticker and tying your fibres to it. Each piece of fibre has two
ends. One end of each piece must go under the branch, and the
other on top. I suggest sticking the branch down in portions,
starting on one side. Place the first fibre edge to go under the
branch into position and stick the branch down on top of it.
Repeat until all of your branch sticker has been stuck
|Tie the ends of your fibres in a knot so that the
knot sits on top of the branch (like a rope tied to a tree).
Trim the excess.
Finally, decorate the rest of your page with
your remaining bug stickers. You now have a fun layout in
beautiful summery colours!
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