Besties Spread by Krystal Idunate

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

  Hello friends! Krystal Idunate here today, sharing a new spread I created using Paige’s Besties cut file along with the Wonders collection. I love that this cut file helped encourage me to tell the story of my daughter’s friendship with the boy next door (well… across the backyard).

To get started with this spread, I resized the Besties cut file to fit across a 6x8” piece of plain white cardstock. I wanted to the title to be a focal point for my page with the journaling for my story housed right underneath. I cut the Besties title from textured white cardstock and then used the yellow and white striped tag from Paper 12 to back the file. In addition to printing out my typed journaling on the white cardstock (trimmed to 6.875x8.25”), I also printed out an enlarged photo of my daughter and her friend – sizing it at 4.875x8.25” to go on the backside of a previous story in my daughter’s 6x8 Story Album. Once the cut file was backed, I was ready to assemble my layout. I started by trimming Paper 20 into a strip sized at 6.875x2” and I adhered that to the top of my journaling page. Then I added the Besties title on top of that. I love the way the yellow and white totally pop off of the darker blue paper! I then took the half circles from the Chipboard Stickers and used them to create five journaling bullet point circles by placing pairs of two together. I put them in rainbow order to make the column of colors visually pleasing.

To embellish the photo enlargement, I chose three label/tiny phrase type Cardstock Stickers to layer in a column in the white space of the photo. The “Wonderful” and “Happiness” stickers both came from the Cardstock Stickers, and the tiny label sticker that I used for date stamping came from the 8-Page Sticker Book. To finish off my layout, I simply needed to hole punch both my journaling page and photo and place these into my daughter’s album.

I am so happy to have this story documented and know it will become so meaningful as my daughter’s and her friends bond continues to grow! I hope this spread inspires you to use cut files as sparks for telling your stories and to not be afraid to use them to help create a visual break for layouts that include a lot of words. Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: WONDERSwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Besties by Paige Evans

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

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