Magical Days Documented with Jen McMurtrey

Sometimes while creating, we start with an idea, and then take a different path when the product starts to speak to us! That’s what happened to Jen McMurtrey while creating the layout she’s sharing with us today, using our new Magical Memories collection, and we love the clever interactive elements that she’s added. Let’s take a look!

Hey Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Jen today with a fun project using the new Magical Memories collection.

To be completely honest, my original thought for this layout was to create a mini album using some of my favorite photos from our trip to Disneyland in 2017; however, once I began creating each of the album pages, I decided I’d rather be able to see all of the photos at once!

Supplies | Magical Memories Journaling Tags, Magical Memories Phrase Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Acrylic Hearts and Stars, Magical Memories At the Castle Wood Veneers, Magical Memories So Much Fun Wood Veneers, Magical Memories Wood Veneer Confetti, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack

The first row on the project consists of the pages I had already completed for the mini album. I love the wood veneer accents with this collection and wanted the At the Castle Wood Veneers front and center. 

To get this effect, I adhered the castle to a piece of transparency paper that was cut down to 3” x 4” in size. This was then stitched over the top of a 3” x 4” piece of patterned paper, holding a photo and embellished with die cuts and Wood Veneer Confetti.

Next are the two rows of photos that were printed 2” x 2” using an app on my phone. To get the photos in a straight line, I used a ruler and washi tape to line them up on the white cardstock. With the photos held together, I flipped them over and put adhesive on the backs of each, flipped them right side up, and adhered them to the cardstock. This was a bit time consuming, but totally worth the effort! The “Magical Days” Magical Memories Puffy Sticker words were perfect to put in the center of the photos.

The third and last row closely resembles the first with its 3” x 4” Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack backgrounds behind each photo and another piece of transparency that covers my journaling.

Again, the transparency was cut down to 3” x 4”. However, this time I adhered a photo to the front rather than wood veneer.

This layout now holds the record for the most photos I’ve ever used on one page, but I really like how it turned out!

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