Baby Shower Vibes | Tamara Buckler

Hey gang,

I’m back up on the blog today sharing another 8.5×11 layout, but this time its a double pager! I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I have done a double page layout, but I had lots of photos and only a little space. The bonus of spreading out across two pages is that I have been able to use two cut files! I have used the Spring Garden Bed and the Bundle of Joy files on these pages.

I used the Spring Garden Bed cut file on the left side of my page, and cut it almost as wide as my page using white cardstock. I backed each section with pretty summery floral colours, and popped the whole thing up on foam tape. I did find this file a bit fiddly to back, particularly as I had cut it for the smaller format page, so there are few bumps and bruises from me working my way around the file, but I’m ok with that.

I used the stork from the Bundle of Joy cut file of the right side of the page, which leaves me with the title of this file to use on another page (bonus!). I backed the stork using patterned paper, and tucked it up in the corner of my layout as a cute little feature.

I have drawn my inspiration for these layouts from the Case File no. 373 challenge from CSI challenge blog, pulling the colour and floral elements, and also the feeling of bright white space.

I love the way these pages have come together. I am really enjoying documenting in this smaller size and all the opportunities that this opens up!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big Loves, Tam xo

CUT to YOU | For the Record – Firsts in 2020 | For the Record Cut File

Hello Everyone, and Happy New Year! 🙂 It’s Piroska here today on the CUT to YOU blog and I am so happy to continue at CUT to YOU over this new term! For this year’s first share I made a retrospective double pages layout. I rarely do double pages, but this time I had so many photos, that it didn’t fit on one page.

2020 wasn’t an easy year, we had to face many unusual things. However when I was looking through our photos of the year, I realised we had many precious memories. Having a kid means there are always things you experience for the first time: kid learning to skate/rolling skate, trying SUP, first cycle-tour together, losing of the first tooth, playing more difficult games, started reading books. But the pandemic has given us, adults some opportunities to try out new things too: home office as a teacher, home schooling, baking “kifli”, making a garden on our never-used balcony, wearing a mask (not the best experience though), or keeping touch with family and friends via video chat.

So here is my layout for this collection of memories:

First I cut the For the Record cut file from white cardstock. I backed it from the Totally Splendid patterned paper from the Days of Splendor collection by Pinkfresh Studio. As I cut it large and had too many photos to include, I decided to glue it on a second page, on the darker background of the Simply Magical paper.

For my photos I used an almost white background paper, the Oh So Delightful paper. It had the same grids as the previous one what helped me to place my several photos and write my journalling.

When I placed my photos, I started to decorate my two pages. I used similar elements or similar colours to create a connection between the two pages.

I added some cut outs or fussy cut some elements from the patterned papers of the days of Splendor collection, and also some chipboard flairs. I also used some foam adhesives to create dimensions.

I hope, I could inspire you to make a similar layout. This For the Record cut file is perfect for all kinds of memories, so grab it and some other ones from the shop 😉