Hi there! I’m Noreen from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com and I’m happy to share a travel-themed layout with you today. Even though things may slowly be starting to open and move towards “getting back to normal” where you live, most of us will still not be able to travel too far from home in the near future. Thankfully we can document and relive our past travel adventures using Creative Memories products that feature three distinct travel themes – Planes, Automobiles and Trains. I enjoyed using the Planes Paper Pack, Stickers and Laser Cut Embellishment Accents to create a quick layout about a bucket-list trip I made last fall to teach at a National Creative Memories Scrapbook Conference in Sydney, Australia! The Paper Pack is fantastic because one side of each paper features an overall geometric pattern in rich blues, browns, grays and greens (which are great for punching shapes or matting photos) while the other side has photography-based designs that are perfect for creating super-fast layouts! I simply put two of the photographic papers together for the background, then added several unmatted 4 x 4 and 4 x 6 photos to create an almost instant base for my double-page layout. Next, I added some border stickers across the bottom of both pages to link them and to bring the blue of the sky down to the neutral beige of the map background. The blue chevron border stickers do double duty since once you peel the border strip up from the backing you are left with lots of individual chevrons to use throughout your layout as well! Then I used the laser-cut cloud border to bring some of the neutral beige colour up into the blue sky at the top of the layout. I trimmed the single border piece into two asymmetric sections and evened out the rounded clouds with the All-Purpose Scissors. I used a sponge dauber to gently brush some brown ink from the Brown Dual-Tip Pen along the cut edges to mimic the distressing around the rest of the border. Using these simple techniques, I was able to create two distinctly separate die-cuts. Next, I added the title cluster and two other embellishment clusters built solely from the stickers. I always like to place larger background stickers directly on the page and then add an adhesive Foam Square to at least one sticker in each cluster to create depth and dimension. I also used Brown Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers to document the airport codes indicating where I was traveling from and to, linking them with a fun directional airplane sticker. Finally I added journaling with the Brown Dual-Tip Pen to complete the layout. I think that the Planes collection will be very versatile for documenting fantastic flights no matter your destination. And even though I didn’t use it on this layout, Creative Memories also has a fun Airplane Punch that will be a great complement to these papers, stickers and borders. Have fun documenting all your air adventures!
*All Creative Memories products featured in these projects are available in Canada on my CM website, and you can find CM advisors in the US and other countries by using the Advisor Lookup feature. Please drop by my blog, Facebook Page, YouTube Channel or my Instagram feed for more ideas and inspiration – I create layout sketches, cards and other projects which showcase Creative Memories products & tools on a regular basis.
SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door