Since these journals are pre-bound with a rather small coil, it is important to keep the pages somewhat flat. I build out my layers with paper, since they are not too bulky. I try to use as many of the smaller pieces as possible to hide the patterns that are pre-printed on the journal pages.
In this layout - I only had a few of the chipboard letters left, so I abbreviated the words Love and You so that I could use what I have.
I just love to layer scraps of paper. Feel free to rip, tear, punch pieces of scrap to give your layouts more interest. Other awesome products to include are paper clips, washi tapes, journal cards, tags, envelopes, flat flowers, buttons, rub-ons, ribbon, staples and transparency lay-overs.
This layout is a photo I took at Easter of the Gibbs kids. I wanted the photo to really pop and I loved how the blue theme of this page worked well with my Easter photo. To tone down the bright colored background, I layered some softer pastel banners in the negative space aross the top. Don't forget to pull out your stamps for these books too.
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