Creativity Unlocked: Mini Delights Apple Blossom | Creating Impactful Memory Keeping Layouts

by nathalie

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Hi there!  Nathalie is with you today with a fun idea for creating impactful memory-keeping layouts featuring the new Mini Delights: Apple Blossoms.  This month's Mini Delight subscription is beautiful and versatile.   The size of the blooms is perfect for many paper crafting projects, as it is the ability to customize the blooms to fit your project.   This time, I am using the new Mini Delights: Apple Blossoms to create a new layout for my gratitude journal.  Let's check the project!

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This time  I want to share a new idea for creating memory-keeping layouts that feature high contrast, negative space, and movement all in one spread!

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Let's take a closer look at the layout:

High Contrast

The colors in the Sweet Dreams Washi Tape Set are heavily pigmented and create a subtle ombre effect on the background of the spread when set up in strips of gradient pigment.  The blue tones in the washi tapes are totally opposite of the soft peachy/pink tones in the Mini Delight: Apple Blossoms die cuts, this results in a cohesive and very impactful layout.

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Negative Space

Though the layout is packed with color,  I am choosing to give the spread a lot of negative space.   One of the ideas behind creating impactful memory-keeping layouts is emphasizing a focal point, in this case, the photos in the spread.  Negative space does not refer to white space ( as in the tag) necessarily, but a large space that provides a backdrop for a subject.  As you can see even though I am adding large “negative spaces” in my spread, I am choosing to add a bit of interest in them, like the layers of washi tape, or the lines of color (Cool Summer Night Slim Washi Tape set).

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The soft curvature the Mini Delights: Apple Blossoms die cuts create on the page adds movement to the spread in a way that brings the attention of the viewer to the photos that are encased in the soft “c” shape they form on the page.

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I am following the same idea of the partial wreath for the journaling tag in my spread.   The small cluster of flowers “hug” the title die cut  (Tiny Sentiments Hello, and Glitter Cardstock: Ocean Reflection) making it pop from the page.

You can check how I go about creating impactful memory-keeping layouts in the following video. You can watch it here, or in HD on Altenew YouTube channel:

I hope this provides inspiration for you to create your own impactful memory-keeping layout, or any other project featuring the new Mini Delights: Apple Blossoms!


Have you been keeping a scrapbook or a journal lately? How do you design your spreads? Let us know in the comments.

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