Layout Inspiration: Bright & Beautiful for Summer

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I’m with a really fun and easy layout design idea! The main focus is to create a summer themed page using simple patterns and basic designs.

The very first step is to cut tiny strips of colorful patterns. Because this technique uses a lot of different colors and patterns I’d recommend using designs with one or two colors, monochromatic and tone on tone patterns work the best here. You can either eyeball the size of your strips like I did here or be more precise if you prefer.


I used a mix of Shimelle’s Box of Crayons and Vicki Boutin’s All the Good things collections, picking all the brightest patterns. Then I covered half of my layout with these paper strips to create my own colorful stripy pattern.


To fill the top part of the layout I pulled out some Vicki Boutin floral stickers. These stickers are meant to be colored but I really love the way they look just as they are. The secret here is to use outline or black & white elements so that they don’t compete with our colorful bottom part. I chose to use floral designs cause I love how they make the page looks fresh but you can use any images you want (the butterflies in the Vicki Boutin sticker book are also gorgeous).


Since the page is fairly busy I decided to do some very minimal embellishing. I used some white Thickers and a word die cut for my title. To make sure the title stands out on top of the colorful strips try either black or white products.

As for my photo, I added a few floral ephemera around it to help it connect the colorful bottom part with the plain floral top.


I really love how this page gives such a fun and fresh summery vibe without using any summer-themed products at all. I really hope you enjoyed this and you got inspired to create a fun colorful page with your favorite supplies.

Until next time, happy crafting!


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