Round Trip Part One – Maggie Holmes | Amy Kattenbelt

Hello, It’s Amy here on the blog today sharing a layout I have created using Maggie Holmes new collection called “Round Trip“. If you haven’t seen this collection, its a beautiful rainbow of soft coloured patterned papers with travel themed ephemera.


As you can see I have created a layout based around a multicoloured hexagon. The first step in creating my layout was to create a template so that I could cut 6 pieces of patterned paper into the correct shape.

To create a template, take a sturdy thick piece of card and cut it to 4.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall. Now using a protractor mark 60 degrees on each of the bottom corners, then extend that line to the top. Now you can cut away the two sides at the correct angle and you will have your template!

I selected my patterned papers so that I had one of each colour tone.
The pink grid paper is B side of “Tickets“.
The orange star paper is the B side of “Bus Ride“.
The yellow geometric paper is the B side of “Passage“.
The green star paper is B side of “Passport“.
The blue geometric paper is the B side of “Lets Go“.
Lastly the purpled berry paper is “Gathered“.

I actually purchased the 12×12 paper pad, which is  great value and you get one of *nearly* every pattern from the collection. To hide any slight imperfections I distressed the edges of these shapes.

I printed my photo as a 4 inch square and then carefully cut away a little of each corner. To make sure you can place the photo perfectly behind the pieces, I started by only applying a little glue to the middle of each of the 6 shapes. I could then tuck my photo carefully behind them. I then added more glue to keep them securely in place.

I added my title, the gold ‘together’ word sticker from the “Wander Puffy Accent Thickers” set.

Next came my favourite part of adding the ephemera and little details. Keeping within the colour tones of each of the 6 shapes, I added a larger ephemera ticket or tag piece to the edge of the coloured shapes. I then added lots of little pieces from the sticker sheet, the sticker book, the puffy stickers and the die cuts.

I added some words with the gold tile letter stickers that are in the sticker book. I used the place name and the name of the people in the photos. Lastly I decided to trim my whole layout down to 11.5 inches square and stuck it onto the black and white foliage paper called “Explore“.

Thank you for coming to take a look at how I created this layout. I would love for you to give this 6 piece hexagon design a go!
Take Care

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