My eventual plan for my Disney World scrapbook album is to highlight our family’s favorite moments with traditional 12″x12″ scrapbook pages telling their stories. I have a big stack of photos that I printed from our trip to Disney World, but I’ve used a number of them for the mini-albums I made for my son and daughter to highlight their special memories. That means the photos for some of our special stories need to be reprinted, so I’m working on the stories that haven’t been highlighted in my kids’ albums. I’m not scrapbooking the stories in chronological order, but in the final album, the stories will be as close to chronological as possible. I’ll have pocket pages telling the smaller stories interspersing the 12″x12″ layouts.
Even with my big stack of photos, I was still having trouble figuring out what to work on next. I asked my husband what some of his favorite memories were, and he mentioned meeting Chewbacca– perfect! That was the next story to work on. This is the second layout I’ve made for my 2016 Disney album!
I took Shimelle’s weekly challenge– to use her layout for inspiration. If you click through to see her layout, you’ll see that I actually followed the obvious features of her layout pretty closely– except for the fact that I arranged my photos vertically rather than horizontally. I chose to change this to make sure that the background paper could still shine through.
Funny thing– I loved every single paper in the Starshine collection… except this moon-over-a-skyline one. Not that I disliked the image, because it’s very pretty! but because I didn’t have any idea how I would ever use such a paper in my own scrapbooking. But my mind has completely changed! I think it is absolutely perfect for this layout.
I loved the idea of glassine envelopes enclosing tags with the journaling (from Shimelle’s page). Since I didn’t have individual envelopes, I cut down a glassine bag I’d received in a scrapbook kit and die-cut shipping-style tags with my Silhouette to slip inside.
I used the tear strips from the paper pad (sheets I’ve already used) and strips from the cut-apart sheet, then added strips of washi tape for even more layers above and below the photos. To emphasize the translucency and texture of the glassine bag, I added some unevenly pleated tissue paper, as well.
The title ended up being the hardest part of the layout for me. I knew what I wanted it to say, but I had some trouble figuring out which alphas to use and how to make them visible. In the end, part of the title is on the paper strip layers over the glassine bag, and the main word (“Wookiee”) is in glitter alphas on the dark blue background so that it would stand out.
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine 12″x12″ paper pad
embellishments: Shimelle Starshine ephemera, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Studio Calico wood veneer cameras, The Paper Studio enamel dots, Bella Blvd washi tape, The Paper Studio washi tape, tags cut with Silhouette SD
alphas: Shimelle Collection Fitzgerald Thickers teal glitter foam, Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup, Glitz Designs Uncharted Waters aqua stripe teeny alphas
other: glassine bag, tissue paper, Scotch ATG, Therm-O-Web foam adhesive, Project Life 0.3 black journaling pen