Hi friends! One of the things I love about creating my line of paper crafting products is the freedom to be creative and come up with anything I can dream up! You’ll notice that with each new collection, we will have some new embellishments, new art and some fun trending textures and icons in the mix too. One thing I’ve learned through this process though, is that I always gravitate to the same colors! We do vary the intensity of colors, tones and shades to give each collection it’s own identity, but I pretty much can’t create a product line without using some form of pink, yellow, green, and blue. Whether those colors come in the form of mint, teal, aqua, blush pink, coral, hot pink, rose, emerald, mustard, cool yellow, etc…. it’s always just a matter of picking a version of my favorite colors to create the look and feel I want for each collection!
Some may wonder why I don’t suddenly change it all up and use a completely different color scheme, but then it just wouldn’t be me. I also LOVE the fact that this allows people to use my collections together and mix some of their favorite older products with some of the new ones as well! Some collections are lighter and more muted while others (like Shine) are more saturated and very bright! But, don’t be afraid to still mix them together! You can follow Jessy’s lead and bring in a bright pop of color from Shine and use it with the softer shades of Bloom and it totally works! Read on to see how she created this beautiful layout, mixing two collections together!
Hello again! So glad to be back here to share with you a layout that I created of my newborn. We are truly blessed having her in our family and can’t wait to create more memories together with her. As always, let me share with you the creative process of my layout.
Today I’m showing how to mix different collections of products together! First and foremost, I’ll go through the collections and pick the papers & embellishments to ensure the two collections match. I really love the fact that all Maggie’s old & new collections match very well with each other. Isn’t that awesome? Once I’m done with all the picking and matching, I allow the products to “speak” to me. I don’t really have any designs planned in my head but just go with the flow. I’ll always place the photo down and slowly add on the embellishments around the photo.
During the process, I’ll reposition the embellishments until I’m happy with them. I always love to layer the embellishments as they give amazing dimension to my layout. Once I was done with this step, it looked pretty empty with just the layered embellishments in the middle. So that’s when I browsed through the patterned papers. After I chose my papers, I cut & adhered triangle-shaped pieces at the left upper corner. I loved how it completed the look and I absolutely adore how the yellow gingham checkered paper pops against the floral.