I used the new Thanks & Giving cut file from The Cut Shoppe for my large title on this page.
I cut it out with textured white cardstock, and then backed it with a paper from the 1 Canoe 2 Creekside collection. I would have loved to stitch around this cut file, but working in a TN gets a little tricky sometimes when it comes to bulk. Three days in and it was already getting difficult to close! So I opted out of stitching (or any foam for dimension) and adhered the cut file directly on my background paper.
I love the look of pieces sticking out from every page of my TN, so I set the cut file at an angle. I loved the way it looked so I played off of that for the placement of the photo and then of the embellishments as well.
I embellished with bits and pieces from my stash, sticking with mostly blues, greys and pinks. I built a cluster to the right of my photo, just below that cluster and then one right on top of my title.
I had almost called this layout done after that. I put it away for the night thinking it was complete. But when I looked at it again in the morning I felt like it was missing something. The white on the title was drawing your eye upwards, and I felt I needed to add some more of that bright white towards the bottom of the page. To accomplish this I cut a few leaves from the Flower Delivery cut file and tucked them in various places around my photo.
I finished the layout off with some gold Heidi Swapp color shine around the page. I always work outside of my TN and then adhere the pages in when I am complete. For this layout, when I adhered the layout in, I created a "pocket" where I could stick some journaling. Once I had my journaling tucked away, I called this layout done!
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