We all get nostalgic this time of year…so what better time of year to pull out some old photos and get them in your albums? For this easy Thanksgiving layout, I pulled out some 25 year old photos from the first Thanksgiving after my husband and I were engaged.
[Disclosure: Some product used in today’s layout was provided by Photo Play Paper at my request for this project, and I am the social media manager for Buttons Galore. Links in the supply list are courtesy links to partners or affiliate links that earn the site a small commission when a purchase is made after a reader clicks.]
- Photo Play Paper “Falling Leaves” collection pack [Amazon, ACOT, Sb.com]
- Buttons Galore “Harvest” Button Bonanza [Amazon, ACOT, BGM]
- Bazzill Smooth Cardstock in Walnut Cream [Amazon, ACOT, Sb.com]
- Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix “Tag & Bookplates” die [Amazon, ACOT, Sb.com]
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Jute String [Amazon, ACOT, Sb.com]
- brown thread
This easy Thanksgiving layout is created using a basic color blocked background and a few embellishments, most of which are from the Photo Play Paper “Falling Leaves” collection.
I used the bright orange block of pattern paper as an “anchor” on which to hang most of the other elements. Most of the rest of the layout is green and brown, so the paper adds a splash of traditional fall color to the layout, and it also provides some warmth that highlights the turkey in the bottom photo.
After I layered the patterned papers, then I next moved to adding on the photos. After that, I added the embellishments one at a time, working with the largest elements first.
The “gratitude changes everything” tag was created by cutting the tag out of patterned paper using a Sizzix die. The gratitude sentiment is a cut out from a sheet of 3″ x 4″ journal cards that are in collection. The card had to be trimmed down a bit to fit on the tag with a nice border on the sides.
The “Happy Thanksgiving Day” element is a cardstock sticker that I adhered with foam dot adhesive to stand a bit off of the surface of the layout. This sticker forms a visual triangle with the leaf sticker at the top and the “autumn joy” label on the left side.
I had a lot of space left at the bottom to put my journaling in and the layout was in danger of feeling unbalanced. So to add my journaling, I used my computer to type up my journaling with large spacing between the lines. Then I trimmed it into strips, adding the date at the end in stickers to emphasize it and add a pop of the rusty orange.
Simple layouts like this easy Thanksgiving layout are a fast way to get those old pictures in albums. These weren’t the only pictures I had from this Thanksgiving. To see the layout I did with the rest of them with this same Photo Play Paper “Falling Leaves” collection, visit Scrapbook Update!