Wrapping Up 2019 with Melissa Mann

The end of the year is a great time to create a “best of” list to remember the special moments from the year behind us, and our new The Best This Year Wood Veneers are the perfect embellishment to make your yearly highlight project special! Check out how design team member Melissa Mann has used them on a special mini album.

Hello and welcome to the blog on the final day of 2019! I’m really excited to show you guys what I made using the new The Best This Year Wood Veneers! I decided to create a mini book that highlighted some of my favorite photos to corresponded with the wood veneer circles.

Once I had my photos ready to go and cut down, I used a piece of patterned paper from the Magical Memories, Sunshine, and Home Sweet Home Paper Stacks to cover the alternating side across from the photo. After I adhered down the patterned paper and the photo grids, I used 3″ x 4″ journaling cards, vellum, labels, and stickers to further embellish and add journaling.

To create my mini book, I used chipboard to construct the square base pages. I knew I wanted to use a grid of photos for each spread; I created a 4″ x 4″ square in Photoshop and found 4 photos that I sized down to 2″ x 2″. I printed each of these photo grids out and used photos that corresponded with each wood veneer circle.

One of my favorite techniques I used in my mini book was a flip up journaling card that I adhered another photo onto the back! These were super easy to make: Once I typed my journaling on the front of the 3″ x 4″ tag, I adhered the photo to the back side of the tag, making sure to place it upside down so that when the card was flipped up, it was facing right side up. This added a fun interactive element to my album!

To really get the fun wood veneer pieces to stand out, I used acetate embellishments from the Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts to back the The Best This Year Wood Veneers with and glued them down right in the center of my photo grid!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have fun documenting your best of 2019 using the December Kit and add-ons!

Happy New Year!

Supplies | December 2019 Kit, Here’s the Story Journaling Tags, December Print and Cut Files, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, The Best This Year Wood Veneers, Hazel Alphabet Stickers — White, Happy Moments Puffy Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Large Wood Veneer Numbers, Title Builder Vol. 3 Acrylic, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Sunshine 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack

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