Best of 2019 Layout by Maija Männistö

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Hi lovelies and happy Christmas time! Maija Männistö here to share my last project for 2019! It is time to recap the past year and it is the perfect topic for a scrapbook layout too. I created this Best of 2019 layout with Truly Grateful, filled with happy colors and joy, just like this year was for me!
I wanted to add many photos for this layout so the Polaroid Frame Banner cut file is just perfect for this. This cut file allowed me to add several memories and highlights from 2019 and lots places to use embellishments. For the background I chose the B-side of Paper 06, a light purple ledger paper that isn’t a busy one but still wanted to tone it down a bit. I used gesso to prep the page and then painted with white acrylic paint and made some splashes with it too. I think this really helps the cut file to pop off the page! I sized by photos to match the frames and backed the cut file with the photos along with patterned papers from the 2x2 Paper Pads, the perfect size for this.

As a big fan of banners and pennants I wanted to add some more on the existing banner so I took two phrase banners from the Ephemera Die Cuts, stitched them with rose gold thread, and “hung” them on the banner. I wanted to add lots of small embellishment so I took two papers from the6x8 Paper Pad, one with flowers and one with trees. I fussy cut both and decided to decorate the frames with either trees or flowers. I also added flower and tree Cardstock Stickers on to the page itself to really go big with the themes I chose.

As I am not a big fan of journaling I wanted to add some sentiments on the page and the words and phrases in the Cardstock Stickers are just perfect for this. They also bring lots of color on the layout. For other embellishments I used the Epoxy Stickers to add hearts and other shapes to not only bring more color but also different kind of textures on the layout as well. And last but not least I added a title on the page with the Thickers - such a fun and colorful finish!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULwhite acrylic paintgessowhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Polaroid Frame Banner by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves


  1. So FUN!! I love love love the clothesline!!!! Happy New Year!

  2. Soooo Brilliant Mai! Love your design with the polaroids holding all the pretty things and your 2019 best ! Happy New Year dear xK


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