Hi there! Nathalie is with you today to share a new idea on how to mix and match paper collections in memory-keeping layouts.
Altenew has created many beautiful and versatile scrapbooking paper collections throughout the past 8 years. As a memory keeper, it's always nice to have patterned paper, embellishments, as well as stamps and dies that can easily help you document your memories in style. So, today, I want to show you how easily you can combine some of the paper collections in a new memory-keeping project.
There are three (3) paper collections represented in this notebook spread, but they all work seamlessly together with just a few small design tips:
Repetition is key when you want to mix and match paper collections in memory-keeping layouts. Whether your choice is patterned paper, colors, shapes, or embellishments, always consider adding at least 3 of the same in your spread. I am using Enjoy the Ride collection – Fresh paper to anchor my page, and also repeat it in the pocket card, and fussy cut floral (a side of the paper), as well as the Enjoy the Ride collection- Breezy paper's florals to embellish my page.
2. Highlight a color
Another key to seamlessly mix-and-match paper collections in memory keeping is to highlight a color that repeats throughout the spread. Though my page contains very warm tones, I am using accents of blue tones in each of the main clusters of the page. By positioning them in a triangular shape (each pop of blue sits at the vertices of an invisible triangle), I am assuming that your eye follows all the details of the page, and focuses on what sits inside the triangle.
3. Add movement/flow to your spread.
I am using fussy cut florals from Enjoy the Ride collection: Breezy paper to help me create movement and flow on my page. The design of the florals helps to create a zigzag of embellishments through the pictures, which ties all the elements together.
4. Add texture
A bit of texture is another way to mix-and-match paper collections in memory keeping. In this case, I am repeating the edging on the papers and pocket (Creative Edges: Lace Die, Creative Edges: Scalloped Scallop Die Set). This lacy edge brings the two sides of the spread together, plus the pocket adds that extra interactive element to the project.
I just love how easy this came together by just following these simple design concepts. The papers and embellishments from the three (3) paper collections easily and seamlessly mix in this colorful and interactive spread.
I cannot wait to see how you mix and match paper collections in memory-keeping layouts and other projects. Remember to share with us what you have created!