I had a hankering to make a simple page celebrating my 48th birthday, which has since come and gone in glorious style. My approach? Create a grid of squares, group some of them together to form custom masks, plop in some favorite photos and digital paper, print onto photo paper and trim. That’s part one. Part two involved seeing this awesome layout by Lisa Dickinson on the BasicGrey blog. I was all: I have to make a title like that one. So it shall be. I asked Lisa what font it was (Halo Hand Letter, a free typeface) and set out to make my title. I played with it a little in Adobe Illustrator (joined the ‘g’ and the ‘h’ and then thickened the font by adding a stroke), and then I exported it as a PNG and opened it in my Silhouette software, traced it and cut it out. Part three was dropping the new digital PNG title right onto my layout file so I could place the text for the subtitle. Then I turned off the title and photo layers to print the subtitle directly onto my kraft cardstock. The final touch? A tiny little acrylic dot from Studio Calico. And voila, the finished page:
I kind of love it. And speaking about pages I love, I’m guest blogging over at AliEdwards.com today, writing about that very subject, featuring my all-time favorite layout. If you have time, by all means, check it out today. Find the template for this layout here.