New Year Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hi everyone! I hope you had a merry Christmas! We just got back from a fun weekend with my entire family in Wallace, Idaho - recap coming soon :) Missy Whidden is here today with a colorful (I wouldn't expect anything less from Missy!) layout wrapping up 2017!
Hello again, friends! For my layout today I decided to focus on 2017 and highlight all the big moments that stood out to me and document them all together. It was a great year and it was fun going through all of my photos and remembering all the awesome times. I used both the Turn the Page and Take Me Away collections for this as well as the Paige Font cut file designed by Paige. I started by cutting 2017 really large on white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I backed the open spots with Turn the Page Paper 03. I decided to place it at the top of the layout and run it off the page. I used a lot of spray inks on the white cardstock background using plastic packaging to smoosh the color down. I covered a lot of the background since I had so many photos that would take up a lot of room. I backed the photo strips with papers from the Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad and embellished with fussy cut stars, some stickers from Paige’s 30-page #StickerBook and some Take Me Away Chipboard Stickers.
I added some tissue paper and adhesive foam behind my photos to create some dimension. I fussy cut those little stars from a Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad sheet and added them around the page - some are on top of photos and some I tucked under. I wanted 2017 to be my title, but I also wanted a few subtitles. I added “fantastic” from the Take Me Away Chipboard Stickers - I love the pop of yellow it gives and it reinforces how great of a year this was! The foiled speech bubble stickers are from the #StickerBook and I adhered them to vellum and then fussy cut them. I also used a lot of the small phrase stickers around the page. Even though they’re geared toward planners, they were perfect for this layout.
I decided to change the color of this "awesome" chipboard sticker. It was a cream color, but I wanted it to pop a little more so I covered it with white acrylic paint and then used some spray inks to add the color. I love how it turned out!
To add a bit more interest to the large cut file title, I machine stitched around all the numbers with gold metallic thread. I was so excited when I found those small “This Year” and “Highlights” stickers in the #StickerBook - they were meant to go right in that spot!
I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try for a year-in-review layout. It was fun to use so many photos on one page. And I’m getting so much use out of Paige’s #StickerBook! Thanks for stopping by and have a very Happy New Year!
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I can hardly believe 2018 is just a few days away! Time flies when you're having fun!

1 comment

  1. Wow wow wow!! This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and how many photos you incorporated!!!!!!!


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