Monday, June 8, 2015

The Easy Page - A Four Square Design (not reinventing the wheel)

This has to be the easiest of layouts to assemble.  It's a simple four-square design; it can be layered heavily or not so much, depending on your personal taste.  I used it here on this page, partially because I had used it on another page about wearing Boppa's hat. 

See the original Wearing Boppa's Hat page here:

There are subtle differences between the two pages, but I mostly wanted the same playful feeling.  It will probably go into my own albums (rather than into the kids') with some extra journaling on the page back about the boys so far apart in age, but both taken with wearing Boppa's hat (at the same age).  And there is another page nuance---the same, but different, just like the boys. 

I like the four-square design for this sort of page because you don't have to line everything up perfectly, the layers can be slightly askew (adding to the playfulness of the page I think) and while there are embellishments, they are minimal and tucked into (or onto) the squares.  

Papers are mostly from Echo Park (About a Boy and A Boy's Life collections).  Embellishments are from Simple Stories, Heidi Swapp, and Crate.  And the title is made up of lettering from the A Boy's Life sticker sheet and the red corrugate alphas are a Thickers set I picked up from Tuesday Morning quite a while ago. 

Reinventing the wheel...not always necessary! 

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