Rise & Shine - 12x12 Cat Layout Process | Using Crate Paper Magical Forest

It's time to finally dive into my September HTKAKWS Kit! This layout brings me a lot of joy on so many levels and I hope it does for you too! The Crate Paper Magical Forest collection is so versatile, so much so that I can use it for cute photos of my cat! What would you scrapbook with this collection? If you'd like to see what else I am making, check out my Patreon for exclusive behind the scenes videos each week!



This layout was inspired by Day 5 of Christy's Beautiful Life 30 Days of Sketches! A fun sketch that took a simple edit to fit my two photo set. I originally thought this would be a patterned paper heavy layout, but I ended up neutralizing the busy elements by pairing in a layer of kraft cardstock.


When working with a lot of patterned papers, making sure that there is enough contrast between the patterns in color, shade, and pattern type can help make it feel more intentional. I always enjoy mixing and matching manufacturers to get a unique look. All products featured on this page are linked at the bottom of this post!



Pre-made titles can make layouts so easy! This diecut that reads "Rise and Shine" was originally supposed to be the first half of my title. I originally thought that title would continue into "It's Time to Play", but I ended up not fitting that on to my page.



I kept some main elements from my sketch inspiration, but translated it to fit my photos. One of the main elements on the sketch that I kept true was the banner on the right side. One of the main elements I changed slightly was the overlapping photos. The photos in the sketch stacked on top of each other, but my photos fit better side by side.



My favorite thing about this layout is the bottom left cluster. I love being able to bring in several items small to midsize pieces together to create a fun and intriguing cluster! This one started simple and I slowly added in more and more layers. Items like clear stickers and rub-ons are great base components. On top of those you can add stickers, chipboard, foam, cork, and more dimensional pieces.


The glorious finishing touch on this layout was adding a bit more contrast. I achieved this through this adorable tiny black star stickers from the Crate Paper Magical Forest sticker book. So cute!



Thank you for stopping by and checking out my scrapbook layout! I love scrapbooking my cats especially with adorable collections like this one! Crate Paper Magical Forest was the perfect color scheme to inspire this layout. Let me know what you think of it in the comments down below.


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