Travel-themed Ireland Layout

Hello crafty friends! Leigh here, to share a layout for St. Patrick’s Day, featuring the Sunshine and Good Times line by Amy Tangerine! This line is so colorful and happy, that I was inspired to crate an editorial style layout about my upcoming travel to Ireland. An Ireland Manifesto of sorts.


When I saw the “Sending Smiles” green paper with the hash marks, I immediately wanted to try hand cutting leaves from it. I used the darker line as a vein in the center of my hand-cut leaves. Any scissors would work, but I used detail scissors, and cut small, medium, and large leaves from the green paper. My idea was to pile lots of leafy layers around the perimeter of the page.


First, I stamped butterflies and hearts with the Sunshine and Good Times Stamp Set and green ink that comes in the set. You can see here, I chose to punch clover shapes from the blue heart paper, and added some white punched leafy bits for more texture. I punched an odd number of clover shapes, and added them sparingly to the layout. At first I wanted to keep the blue pieces to the top portion only, but decided to just add fewer blue bits to the bottom portion of the page.


I hand-lettered the title in the Procreate App on my iPad Pro, and I added it to the center of an 8.5×11 page in Photoshop with my journaling. I centered the title and journaling under the 3×4 photo and then printed the photo separately. This approach allowed me to have room for the title and journaling and the photo since I completed it first.


You can see a final look at the details of this page, and how I added a few pink heart stickers and the acetate butterfly to bring in the color of my niece’s hair. (Photo credit to my niece for this gorgeous shot she got of the Cliffs of Moher, in Ireland.) There are three spots on the layout that have the reflective foil in a warm gold/copper color.

There is a process video below for this layout.

Thank you for visiting today, Leigh


SUPPLIES: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sunshine and Good Times: Patterned Card Stock (#345700, #345690, #345706, #345705), Stamp Set (#345723), Die-cut Shapes (#345709), Dear Lizzy Sticker Book (#344861)