The outer cover of the April J.Crew style guide. I wish a photo could do this color justice because its the most amazing neon shade that depending on the light was either an orange or pink hue. It is amazing! I saved it and tucked it away to possibly cut up and use in my Project Life® down the road.
While playing catch up on some undone weeks recently I needed to tackle week 12. The previous week 11 was one where I used a full sized layout that was not in a divided protector and because I had made week 11 cover more than a typical week covers this (week 12) was going to be short on days too. Enter J.Crew to fill the gap.
I ended up using a large portion of the front of the catalog cover on the left side. I also modified this cut file from Paige Evans to make a scalloped border around it. I then cut little strips of the catalog cover to lay under the open dots. By using just a few strips I didn't have to waste a bunch of the cover so it left me some bits to work with.
On the right side I added in my photos for the short amount of days and then made little labels for each photo. I set up the labels in PSE so I knew how big they needed to be and then opened that file in my Cameo and cut them out. I also cut some Ali Edwards script pieces for the title card and one card slot. The Happy Spring was a freebie on her blog
As you can see below I pretty much used the majority of the cover that I had left after making the left side of the spread. I had to cut the word Spring a second time because my paper lifted during the cut the first time so I just re-cut that word and pieced it together.
It was such a fun challenge to use just this one piece of paper for the whole spread and a fun way to recycle something that would have just ended up in the recycle bin eventually.
Now if I could just find that color paper or paint or nail polish! I would be so happy.