Big Day Layout by Zsoka Marko

Thursday, February 18, 2021

 Hi there friends, Zsoka Marko back today with a new layout to share that I created for the Paige Evans Design Team. A few weeks ago, my boyfriend was feeling generous and got me some presents! One of them was the We R Memory Keepers Button Press, which I've been wanting since I first saw a demo with it. Obviously I had to try it right away! As soon as it arrived, Maxim and I unpacked it and tested it out. So much fun! I decided to make a layout primarily with buttons. I saw Angi use a photo to create a button with her Button Press, which inspired me. I based my idea on a layout I made some years ago where I cut up a whole 12x12 patterned paper that was a big image into circles and kind of pieced it all back together like a puzzle. Except here I did it on a smaller scale, I used a smaller photo (slightly smaller than 4x6") with the same technique. It would have been cool to use a 12x12 photo and cover the whole layout with buttons but I didn't have so many large buttons, plus it would be a pretty expensive layout, if you know what I mean. Maybe one day!

I chose a recent photo of Maxim that I took when he came out of the orthodontist's practice, showing off his braces! I was not allowed to go in with him due to Covid-19 regulations, so this was the first time I saw him with braces! I went with a blue and yellow color scheme since he is wearing those colors in the photo. This color combo is not my favorite when it comes to arts - I like it on kids, yellow jacket with blue jeans etc. But not in crafting or arts. Weird huh? Anyway, I thought it would be easy since Paige's collections always have these colors. I ended up using a mixture of the Go the Scenic RouteHorizonTruly Grateful, and Pick-Me-Up collections.

I first selected my patterned papers then created my buttons. At the end of this post you'll find a process video if you're interested in how I made the buttons! It's pretty simple once you figure it out! Oh, I also used that smiley button with the braces, that Maxim got at the orthodontist's - I thought it would be fun to add this keepsake to the layout. Otherwise it would have ended up in the trash at some point I'm sure.

I also created a button with the journaling - for this I wrote my text onto a ledger patterned paper then I turned it into a button. I arranged everything on my layout and added a few embellishments: chipboard hearts and circles, enamel and puffy sticker shapes, a few cardstock stickers. I also used a die cut tag at the top and created two more from patterned papers. I made a label for my date, as well. For my title, I mixed and matched some alphas from various collections and I love how that looks! It's great that I managed to find the right shade of yellow embellies for this project!

To finish off my layout, I added two strips of patterned paper at the bottom in coordinating colors. That's it! Super simple and quick and I hope I could inspire you in some small way! As promised, here's the process video too:

Thank you very much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots, embellishments: Go the Scenic RouteHorizonTruly Grateful, and Pick-Me-UpButton Press

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1 comment

  1. Super cool idea Zsoka! Loved the tutorial ! I didn't get the button maker but I think it'd also be cool just doing circles this way. You're always inspiring!


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