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Storytelling With The Rainbow Scrapbook Kit | No. 2

Welcome to a week of projects using the Rainbow Scrapbook Kit as the jumping off point for my stories. I shared my first project last week and you can check that out here in case you missed it. 

Today's story about our Sunday Family Dinner incorporates one of the Rainbow Kit pattern papers, the canvas word strips, and a pattern paper from the Begin Story Kit that holds a flip-up photo with journaling underneath. 

Let's dive in to the video: 

Here's a closer look via images: 

I started this one by cropping the 12x12 pattern paper down to 7x8.25. I also ended up adding a strip along the left edge of the Begin pattern paper to carry the pattern over onto the second page.

As you'll see in the video I end up adjusting the title from "Family Dinner" to "Sunday Family Dinner" and because of that there's a bit more "distress" look around some of the multi-color chipboard alpha stickers (in the spots where I pulled them off and then added a different letter).

If you don't happen to have letter stickers you could also always use alpha stamps for a similar look.

In between the words on the square grid pattern I added plastic hearts from the Heart Scrapbook Kit and stapled the canvas phrase strips from the Rainbow Kit on top. The two on this page combine with one on top of the photo create a nice visual triangle across the spread. 

For this project I started with story and wrote my journaling first. I loved the opportunity to write more about what Family Dinner looks like around here at this point in time.

I broke up the journaling into two boxes that were sized the same as my photo and then adhered the first page to the back of the photo and the second page onto the Begin Pattern Paper. 

Journaling was printed on Epson Ultra Premium Matte Presentation Paper

I used a corner rounder to round the corners of my journaling and photo (mimicking the rounded corners on the Begin Story Kit pattern paper).

What's a story you could tell using this pattern paper?

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6 thoughts

  1. Kgarcia09 says…
    03/07/2022

    What a nice story! I feel Ali, that there is a hunger for some kind of traditions/ structured activities but a fear of disrupting the easy going flow of life. I am the oldest of 10, 8 of which lived at my parent's house at some point of the week. A blended family with two cultures and two languages. When my parents married and got us together we came up with traditions/family activities. We have been going to the same pumpkin patch for 10 years, we take family photos for our Christmas Cards and always had diner as a family. I feel that sometimes its a struggle because perhaps not everyone wants to partake of the activity or maybe they are not used to doing things this way or the other. For me things like a family diner on Sunday, getting together to place an ornament on the tree, scheduling a few hours for a family photo are so important even if at first it feels unnecessary they stay in your soul for ever. Its totally acceptable to drag those kids to participate!!!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      03/07/2022

      Thanks Kaleb!

  2. Jeannew says…
    03/07/2022

    Love this! Great story about family dinner.

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  3. Laura_Steingiser says…
    03/09/2022

    I have not used any digital versions in the past, but if it is included with the subcription, can the printed papers be reproduced if you would like more than one sheet?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      03/09/2022

      Yes!

  4. FL_Cindy says…
    03/12/2022

    Such a great layout and story. Growing up we always ate together at the table. After I got married we ate together at the table. When I had my boys we ate together at the table, even after divorcing we still ate at the table together every evening. Then when my oldest son became a teenager his friends joined us at the table when they were around.
    My boys are grown now. The oldest has sons in their early 20's and up until last year they would pop in around dinner time and join us at the table. My youngest has Down syndrome and lives with me so we eat together, but I miss the days when there were more of us at the table. Too bad I never thought to take pictures of us enjoying meals together back then.
    Now that I'm retired maybe I'll start cooking a big meal every so often and invite my son and his family (including the grandsons girlfriends) to join us at the table and take pictures then. I do have lots of photos of us all enjoying meals at restaurants, but that's not the same.
    Thank you for sharing this and I'm so glad that you all are gathering around the table, even if it isn't every Sunday. I also like that you are including the entire family. Sadly, my ex is deceased or he would always be welcome at our table.
    Have a wonderful evening!

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