A New Idea for Impactful Memory Keeping Layouts (With Video Tutorial) | Craft to the Future!

by nathalie

Welcome to Craft to the Future! In this new blog series, we bridge the past with the future, igniting creativity and innovation along the way! As we celebrate Altenew's remarkable 10th anniversary, we are thrilled to introduce this series of blog posts that promise to breathe new life into your beloved crafting supplies and share inspiration with our newer products!

Let's get started!

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Hi there friends! It's Nathalie with with you today with a new idea for creating impactful memory keeping layouts featuring the new Dynamic Duo Modern Dahlia Bunch.  Let's combine this beautiful new product with some beloved past products to create a keepsake.  Let's take a look at today's project.

My Altenew Crafting Experience

As you all know, I am a paper crafter who loves to focus on keeping stories in  beautiful keepsakes. Think of it as painting my family's life in a book for future generations.  Now, imagine all the beautiful  possibilities that Altenew has offered my life story for the past few years, and what is to come.

It was 2016 when I discovered the first Altenew layering stamp, and I have been hooked on all things Altenew ever since.  So, this new Craft to the Future series is just a perfect way to bring past and present products into stories my future family members can look back on.

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Let's Start with Creating Impactful Memory Keeping Layouts

Through the years, Altenew has always been searching for ways to make the crafting experience more enjoyable for everyone regardless of your crafting level.

You are able to achieve a beautiful classy look to your end results whether you are using stamps or the new layering stencil sets. 

The new Dynamic Duo: Modern Dahlia Bunch is just a great combination of easy to use stencils with classy and detailed stamps that will help you create that impactful memory keeping layouts or other crafty projects.

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I wanted to bring impact to my layout with color.  My choice is using a few shades of Fresh Dye Inks in tones of pink and purple to create my florals. I am contrasting this with a darker and more saturated pop of color from the Pink Watercolor Wide Washi Tape panel that creates the interactive element of the page.

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Transforming Impactful Memory Keeping Layouts into Interactive Keepsakes

Here is where you take your already impactful memory keeping layouts to the next level, we make them tactile/interactive.

I achieved this by transforming the colorful part of the layout into a flap for my page. I love having the ability to keep my pages interesting and new for the reader. I have created a video that shows how this spread was created.  You can watch it here or in HD on Altenew YouTube:

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Let's Get to the Core of the Story!

No memory keeping layout is complete without a story, and here is where I am bringing the core of what Altenew represents to me, “HEART.

I am using the oldie and favorite Leaves and Berries Stencil and a bit of Embossing Paste to create the heart of my page.  The simple textured background serve as the perfect background for the photo of my youngest kids. I am creating extra impact by backing the photo with a piece of patterned paper – Wildflower Collection – and a simple sentiment from the Enjoy The Ride Chipboard stickers.

@altenew_Impactful Memory Keeping layouts by Nathalie DeSousaA few drops of Metallic Watercolor just enhance the texture of the page. The idea of texture and color in creating impactful memory keeping layouts is perfectly shown in the two pieces of this spread.

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I hope this inspires you to combine those beloved older products with the new and always amazing new products Altenew has to offer.  I am sure you will also find the your perfect combination.


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1 comment

carsher April 22, 2024 - 7:10 PM

What a spectacular layout! Love the texture paste, and those florals are AMAZING!


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