Monday, October 13, 2014

70 Letter Surprise: Using A Photo Collage

Good morning, everyone. Today, I have a simple layout made with a photo collage, a journaling card I ran through the printer, and the October kit from My Creative Scrapbook. 

We had a big party for my Mom for her 70th birthday and I had several photos I wanted to use.  I used PicMonkey to make the collage, then printed it out as an 8 x 10 photo with a large white border. I trimmed down the white border to make the collage fit better on my 12 x 12 layout. 

I wanted to add some journaling to this layout, but there was no room on the page itself. The kit contained a white cute die-cut card that I thought would work perfectly as a journaling spot. 

I backed the die cut with orange patterned paper for a pop of color, used washi tape to adhere the card temporarily to regular printer paper then ran it through my printer. The photo trio below shows the steps I used and the finished journaling card. 

After the journaling card was ready, I made a little pocket for it under my photo collage then slipped the card into the pocket. The card pulls out to reveal the hidden journaling. 

Though this kit is Fall-themed not birthday themed, it worked out great by using the more neutral papers and palette. A cute and versatile kit!  Paper and embellishments are from Doodlebug Design

If you participated in the blog hop last week, pop over to My Creative Scrapbook blog to see if you were one of the lucky winners!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Very nice page, love how you used the photo collage!

  2. Such a wonderful memory captured on this colorful, fun page, Izzy!

  3. Sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the wood grain and loveeeeee the grid design!!!!!!

  4. I love everything about this! The hidden journaling is great. Your mom looks so happy!

  5. This is so wonderful!! I love the hidden journaling card - thank you for including how you did that! :)


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