July Fourth. A Day of Independence. How do you spend your day celebrating the independence of your country?
I wanted to create a layout capturing the tradition that our family has each year–taking in the fireworks show on the river. It is breathtaking, and I just love to hear the oooh’s and aaah’s of those around us. My favorite is watching the faces of the little ones— the sheer magical joy in their eyes.
In creating this layout, I kept thinking of the number four.
Four patterns of paper.
Four shapes. (Shooting Star punched FOUR times to create each layer of the “fireworks”.)
So, let me challenge you to a layout of Four for the Fourth. Use any four photos, four patterns of paper, and four shapes or embellishments.
I can hear our Design Manager, Carrie cringing as she reads this. No, no, no—never design anything in even numbers. She is an odd number kinda gal. Let’s hope she is able to survive this one layout of FOURS.
To create this layout, you will need:
- Americana Paper Pack
- Shooting Star Punch
- Mix & Match Cranberry Embellishments
- Navy Cardstock
- Navy ABC/123 Stickers
- 12″ Straight Trimmer
- Foam Squares
- Tape Runner
- Border Maker System with Star Border Maker Cartridge
Step 1: Use the blue patterned paper as the base for this layout.
Step 2: Cut the red striped paper to measure 11″ x 11″. Fold corner over so that it folds along the pattern of the paper.
Step 3: Cut a piece of the cream patterned paper to measure 6″ x 6″. Adhere behind the folded corner. Adhere to layout base.
Step 4: Cut four pieces of Navy Cardstock to measure 3″ x 4″. Adhere to the layout.
Step 5: Using the Shooting Star Punch, punch four pieces. Adhere together as shown to create “firework”. Duplicate this times four.
Adhere one “firework” to each corner of the layout. Adhere miscellaneous stars to the layout.
Step 6: Adhere Navy ABC/123 Stickers to create title.
Step 7: Adhere photos, and journal as desired.
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