Thursday, July 2, 2020

July 4th Life Crafted Layout with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another Life Crafted layout using the July Add-On kit.  Today I am sharing a little 4th of July inspiration.  I am 100% a seasonal scrapbooker, so I prefer scrapbooking holiday photos prior to the holiday, which means I am always scrapbooking my holidays a year behind.  And since 4th of July is just days away, I thought it was the perfect time to scrap my 2019 photos. 

This just so happened to be the first year we got the kids fireworks.  So I dressed them up in some red, white and blue and got some really cute shots of them playing with and watching fireworks.  I decided to pick a few favorites and go from there.  Shannon (another member of our fabulous creative team) shared a layout last month where she printed a photo to span the entire width of her life crafted album and when I saw it, I knew I needed to try it in my album.  I chose a photo of my kids standing together watching the fireworks and my oldest was so excited he threw his arms into the air.  I printed it at 8.25" tall by 8.5" wide and then cut it down the middle so that each half would fit in the page protectors. 

I purposely cropped my photo so that half of the photo would feature my children and the other half would be "white space".  This made it easy to add a title to the empty left half.  I fussy cut the "4" from a patterned paper in the add on kit and added the "th" using the thickers (also from the kit).  I wanted something that looked like fireworks on my page, so I found a cut file that looked like a fun explosion, placed them above the 4 and stitched around them in blue thread.  I used one of the new alphas to create the "July" part of my title.  I stamped on white cardstock, laid it on top of the photo and used my piercing tool to trace around the letters, then I stitched in red thread. 

To add my additional photos, I trimmed one of the papers down to 3x4 twice and adhered the photos to each card.  I embellished them with die cuts and puffy stickers from the kit. 

I typed up my journaling on my computer and printed it out on 3x4 white cardstock cards.  I added a puffy sticker above one of the cards for a pop of color. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!!


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