As I was going through my camera roll on my phone recently I came across these photos of a family outing from about 6 months ago. I took a fancy to scrapping them so set about finding some papers and ephemera to co-ordinate with them! Enter the Emerson Lane collection! The colors and patterns were the perfect match. After looking at the photos and noticing the cactus’s in the photo I popped over to the Silhouette store and found this fun set of Cactus cut files and and thought they would add a great element to my page.
I started with a base of white cardstock, I then trimmed 2 sides from the stripy Sweet Nothings pattern paper from the collection. I stitched it into place around the edge of the pattern paper. I then trimmed 2 large half circles using my circle cutter out of the Easy Peasy pattern paper. I adhered one with regular tape runner and the other with pop dots for some dimension and shadow. These served as my hills.
I cut the cactus’s using white American Crafts cardstock and then layered them around my hills. For the open cactus I added some vellum to the back for a translucent look and popped it up with pop dots too. I then took some of the pieces from the Ephemera pack and the Sticker sheet and tucked them in and around the cactus’s.
I added my title using the Heidi font Thickers and added a touch of stamping using the clear stamps also from the Emerson Lane collection.
Finally to add more photos I used some of the washi tape to create a flap that lifts up to reveal more photos underneath.
Multiple photo layouts, with meaningful journaling remain my favorite layouts of all time. They tell the stories of my family, the reason why I do this thing called scrapbooking!