Good Food, Good Wine, Good Friends, Good Times | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I’m excited to share my second project for August with you today. As soon as I saw the “Good Food and Wine” cut file I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with it, and that it would make the perfect page to end my wedding scrapbook album with.

The moment I saw all those repeated, open O’s I just knew that I wanted to fill them with a selection of photos from the photobooth at our wedding reception. I did make a few alterations to the cut file in my Silhouette studio software to add inside pieces to each of the D’s and the R. I cut this file on a LARGE scale as I knew I wanted it to take up the majority of my page.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the fill pieces for the words ‘FOOD’, ‘WINE’ and ‘FRIENDS’ in complementary patterned papers. I also created and offset of the word ‘times’ and cut that from another completmentary patterned paper to act as a shadow for that part of the cut file. I also used my Cameo to cut an additional letter ‘O’ to use as a template for trimming my photos down.

With all of my photos and patterned papers cut, backing this cut file was an absolute breeze. It’s definitely one of my speedier creations! I used some foam strips between the cut file and the shadow on the word ‘times’. And I used foam tape behind the rest of the backed cut file before adhering it to my background paper.

My journalling was kept short and sweet, typed on my typewriter and adhered to the page in strips. And of course, I matted my entire background paper (this time onto some white cardstock) and added a line of machine stitching around the border.

To finish off the layout I tucked and layered a whole lot of small stickers and ephemera pieces all throughout the gaps in and around the cut file. I just love how these small pieces peek out from the cut file to keep your eye moving all around the page making clever little discoveries as you go. I also created two small clusters in the top left and bottom right of the page, just to add a little more interest to the borders of the page.

If you want to see a more in depth process of how I created this layout, I’d love for you to check out my process video below and let me know what you think!