Document Your Travels with Box of Crayons

Hello friends! Remember that feeling of excitement when you opened a brand new box of crayons as a kid? That’s the exact feeling I got when I broke into the “Box of Crayons” line from Shimelle! What will you create with your new supplies? The “All Change” patterned card stock was begging to be used as a background for my travel layout.


I took the “Looking Up” pattern and fussy cut lots of leaves from it to place behind the photos from our summer travels last year. Those birds on this pattern were perfect mascots to highlight my bird photos, but this is such a versatile line it can work for any photo. I also cut out some flowers and punched some leafy branches from white AC textured card stock to layer behind the photo cluster.


You can see the patterned paper strips I used to layer behind the photos to bring in the bright blue of the bird feathers. I love the tone on tone patterns Shimelle used for the “B” sides and the bright happy colors. You can curl up the edges of each layer to bring more dimension to the page.


I used the American Crafts Marathon Tape Runner to adhere the photo layers, and also a liquid glue to adhere the fussy cut leaves so they would remain popped up off the background. Curl, and fold up the edges of all the leaves before placing glue on the flat parts. That unique glittered Resin Paperclip adds a pop of fun color to that section, as well as more dimension.


The Twilight Line Thickers were perfect to add a neutral title with all the other areas of color on the page. I love the way the white title looks against the gorgeous aqua of the background, and it feels like a soothing vacation color to me. I used the We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to type the journaling, and I love that a 12×12 paper fits since I don't have a wide format printer. Some of the puffy stickers add a tiny pop to the embellishment areas of the page.


SUPPLIES: American Crafts Box Of Crayons Patterned Card Stock (#346582, #346599, #346598, #346586, #346589, #346588), Box Of Crayons Puffy Stickers (#346616, Box of Crayons Glitter Icon Paper Clips (#346620), American Crafts Thickers Hazel (#346432), American Crafts Sticky Thumb Marathon Tape Runner (#342038)