The Best Day | Jo Boland

Hey there, it’s Jo here with two scrapbook layouts using the new collection from Pinkfresh Studio called The Best Day. The collection has muted tones of blue, mustard, pink, coral, greens and grey. You can see what I chose to order from the collection in the photo below…

Apertures and Photo Pockets

The two layouts I made have several things in common as well as using the same collection. They both have apertures cut in the patterned paper, a single feature photo and an envelope holding lots more photos. I love these envelopes from the journaling bits pack!

The Best Day Layout 1 – Anywhere with you is my favourite place to be

When I saw the paper ‘Love you Always’ I knew I had to cut out the aperture! I used my craft knife and a cutting mat to do this, leaving the flowers mostly intact at the bottom. From the floral die-cut ephemera pack I pulled out the same two floral clusters and adhered them to the top of the aperture. I backed the aperture with the Hello Fall paper rather than using plain cardstock, using foam pads around the inner edge of the aperture to create dimension.

The photo was positioned under the florals with a journaling to one side and a envelope to the other. Both these items were from the journaling bits pack.

Inside the envelope are lots of photos of the two of us taken this year.

I added a tassel to the journaling card from the new Jen Hadfield collection Peaceful Heart, I swapped the Love tag from another tassel in the pack. The green circle to the side of it is from the chipboard flair pack. These are lovely because unlike normal flairs, these are matt and not shiny.

The title is made up from the mini puffy alphabet stickers and a banner cut from paper ‘Together is my fave’ which I raised up on foam pads.

I added a green enamel dot next to the top floral cluster, some leaves and a green stamp die-cut from the floral ephemera pack and a splattering of gold ink.

The Best Day Layout 2 – Bangor Walled Garden

This paper, ‘Harvest Market’ is possibly my favourite from the collection. Again, after some deliberation I decided to cut an aperture from the centre. To give the aperture dimension I snipped in between the different colour blocks, bending the corners and edges up. I even used my crop-a-dile to punch holes along the top edge of the ticket journaling card.

The patterned paper is backed with kraft cardstock, which I applied white acrylic paint with a dry brush. I also flicked some gold ink over it too. For the title on this layout, I used the puffy alphabet stickers which come in this gorgeous blue.

I adhered my main photo at an angle into the aperture and added a floral envelope to the side, surrounding these with die-cut ephemera, chipboard flairs and cardstock stickers.

Inside the envelope I added lots of photo strips from our morning out.

Well, that’s it from me until alter in the month when I’ll be back with more inspiration on using the Pinkfresh Studios ‘The Best Day’ collection.

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