Hello crafty friends! Today I have a colorful 2-page travel layout that I made with several fun collections from companies with very different styles. I did this with the idea of trying to create less waste and making use of leftover scraps to create something wonderful.
Many decisions we make in our everyday lives have a major impact on the planet. The average American produces about 4.4 pounds of trash per day. If everyone could make small changes that are eco-friendly ... it will have a wonderful lasting effect.
So ... today's project was created using the scraps and left over pieces in my stash.
I made these layouts with paper from Bazzill and PhotoPlay's Time to Travel collection and die cuts from Doodlebug's I Heart Travel collection. Even though these companies have different styles and colors, sometimes mixing things up really works!
As crafters, we tend to shop and collect a lot, lol! Sometimes, we buy more than we can keep up with. I know, I’m guilty of it. But, let's not be afraid to use the supplies we already have, save the left overs and bits and pieces, and combine companies and collections. I think it often makes our projects more interesting.
For these pages, I started with white paper and layered some prints from the Time to Travel collection and Bazzill cardstock. I really love the green patterned paper next to the bright stripes. The colors are great! (Product links below.)
Then I used die cuts from Doodlebug's, I Heart Travel collection. The camera, luggage, and taxi are from the Odds and Ends and the title and word bubbles are either from the Chit Chat or the Odds & Ends Tags.
On this second page, I added a journaling card from the Time To Travel print called 3-Day Vacay. Perfect for adding dates and locations that you traveled to. Then I finished each page with a few colorful enamel dots. Nothing feels quite finished until I top it off with some sprinkles! 😉
At the end of the day, it’s all about documenting our stories and what WE like. I challenge you … go pull out two different collections/manufacturers, make something and send me some photos (or tag @artsyalbums)! I’d love to see how you’re mixing it up!
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