Hey ACOT fans! It's Ashley, and I'm here today with a new layout in my Traveler's Notebook using the Heart collection from Simple Stories. I have always been a big fan of 12x12 layouts, but the Traveler's Notebook size has become a favorite too. I love that I can create layouts in one notebook, and not have to worry about storing 12x12 albums! And the smaller size is super cute, too!!
I recently picked up the Simple Stories Heart collection from the ACOT store. It has a sympathy/remembrance theme, but you can also use it for everyday layouts. I thought it would work great on a masculine layout. I used the teal grid side of the My Heart patterned paper as the background for my TN layout. I cut two pieces at 4.25x8.25 to fit inside the TN insert. Then I decided to create a cut file to layer over the background. I went with hearts because it's one of my favorite shapes, and I love backing them with patterned papers. I backed most of the hearts with papers from the 6x8 paper pad. And, I am sharing the Heartbreaker Cut File that I created for my layout, as a FREE DOWNLOAD:
Once I finished backing the cut file, I machine stitched down the center of all the hearts, before adding it to the background. I decided to change my photo black & white, because I knew it would create a nice contrast with all of the colors in the background. Then I finished my layout, by adding some ephemera and chipboard pieces clustered on the sides of my photo.
Even though I am working with a smaller size in the Traveler's Notebook, I love that I was still able to incorporate my favorite elements and techniques into the layout. I used a cut file that I backed with a mix of patterned papers, added texture with machine stitching, and brought in dimension with chipboard pieces and a bit of dimensional foam behind my photo. Have you tried this fun size yet? There are some awesome Traveler's Notebook products in the A Cherry on Top store, like notebook inserts and fun Traveler's Notebook covers. Make sure you stop by to check them out, and take a look at the Simple Stories Heart collection while you're there!!