Speech Bubbles Page by Krystal Idunate

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Hello friends! Krystal Idunate here today sharing a new spread I created using Paige’s Speech Bubble Background cut file along with some components from the Bloom Street collection to document a story about my daughter. I thought this cut file lent itself super well to documenting answers to a recent interview I did with her.

I wanted this spread to go inside of my daughter, Isabella’s 6x8 Story Album. So, I first needed to adjust the cut file to fit onto a 6.875”x8.25” page - that would allow the page to remain outside of a page protector. Inside of my Silhouette software, I adjusted the size of the cut file prior to sending it through to my Silhouette. I decided to cut the Speech Bubble Background cut file out of a solid purple textured cardstock. I liked the way the color paired with my photo for this project. If you would like to see further details of how I adjusted and cut out this file, you can check out a process video for this spread here. After my file was done cutting, I measured the inside of each speech bubble to determine how much space I had for text. I created text boxes in Photoshop using the measurements, added my journaling, and then printed it off on vellum. Using liquid adhesive, I added the vellum journaling to the back of each individual speech bubble, trimming off the excess with my precision scissors. Once all of the speech bubbles were backed with the vellum printed text, I could add the file in its entirety onto a background patterned paper. I chose to adhere the speech bubbles on top of Bloom Street Paper 14. Even though this paper features a pink/purple/yellow stripe pattern, the pattern itself doesn’t distract from the text. That made it the perfect choice for this layout.

I paired the speech bubble cut file page with a full page photo of my daughter. Since I didn’t need a specific photo to help tell this story, I was able to go through my recent photos and pick out one of my current favorites. To finish off the project, I cut out the large heart embellishment from a card included in the Boxed Cards. The colors and stripe pattern in the heart helps to tie in the stripes from the speech bubble side so it all looks cohesive. Documenting stories like this one is really important to me. I love that we can record and remember things our loved ones have said and that in doing so, we are also documenting bits of their personality as well. Using a cut file like the Speech Bubble Background creates a perfect jumping off point for stories like these.

I hope seeing this layout inspires you to document some of the smaller stories in your life as well. I’d love to encourage you to look up a random questionnaire to ask yourself or a loved one, and document the answers in a project of your own. Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, box cards, embellishments: BLOOM STREETvellumwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Speech Bubble Background by Paige Evans

Location: Michigan, USA / Instagram: @krystal.idunate / YouTube: Krystal Idunate / Pinterest: Krystal Idunate / Patreon: Krystal Idunate

1 comment

  1. I love this story and layout! I think this would be fun to do with my little grandchildren! Thank you for the inspiration!❤️


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