Charming pages for your album :)

It’s Natalie here for the next two days to show you how I put the gorgeous Echo Park This & That Charming collection to good use in my album….

My fist page is this, documenting about how MR T and I love planning little photographic adventures for days out together.

As always, click for a larger view of any picture

I have mentioned before how I am thoroughly enjoying the A4 format at the moment, and it’s a perfect, easy solution for when you hit that “which side of the gorgeous double sided paper do I use?” dilemma….as you can see from the picture below, after you have cut a 12×12 sheet down to make an A4 base for your page, you still have a generous strip of paper left to make use of the other side:

I created my title using the lovely 12×12 sheet of alpha stickers from the collection, which contains a mix of scrabble tiles and dymo label effect letters. They also contain lots of other stickers, including some journalling spots, tabs and banners.
I set them on a mat that I created by layering a doily and a circle of the Yardsticks paper on the corner of my page, and trimming away the excess when I was happy with the layout. I later added some tape and journalling strips.
I was super happy to discover that the gorgeous little ticket stamps in the new Dilly Dally “Adventures” stamps from My Minds Eye’s Miss Caroline Range fitted nicely in my (pre-historic) original Sizzix ticket-shaped die cuts, so after die-cutting the shapes from some scraps of Kraft I stamped the tickets in blue ink. The see-through nature of the acrylic stamps made lining the image up with my cut shape easy. You an also see some of the border stamps from the set just peeping out below:
I added a second stamped ticket, this time in grey, to my second cluster of embellishments. The heart embellishment was created by ruffling some ribbon from the October Afternoon trim set and popping the yellow banner sticker from the 12×12 alpha sheet on top. I then hand cut a heart from some of the patterned paper, thread some grey twine from the trims though a wooden button from the Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks Pins & Buttons set and popped these on top of the banner. The cluster was complete with a couple of pins from the Fiddlesticks pack – they were quite bright for my page so I toned them down with a swipe of brown Stazon.
Pop back tomorrow to see a second page created with the papers, and another tip for customising pins.
Thanks for stopping by as always.
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