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Yearbook -How I Document Birthdays

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Hello again!  It’s Melissa here with you again!  Today I’m sharing how I document my children’s birthdays.  As well as doing the usual present and cake layouts, I love to take a photo of them on their birthday, and then “interview” them about their current favourites.  My layout today is all about my oldest daughter Azaria, and her favourites a year ago when she turned 6.

I used this amazing exclusive cut file from the Raskog kit for my background.

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I backed the cut file with predominantly papers from the Life Noted 6×6 paper pad, which you can purchase as a kit add-on in the CK store here.

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And here is my layout with the photo added in the central open space.

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I used my Sizzix Big Shot Plus and a Thinlits flower die by Lori Whitlock to cut flowers and leaves from several of the the 6×6 papers.

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And here are the assembled flowers.  I used some really old Stampin’ Up split pins from my stash for the centres.  So pretty with all the different papers!

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And here is my layout complete with embellishment and journalling.

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That gorgeous yellow acrylic heart is also a kit add-on and you can purchase it here.

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 I generally always handwrite my journalling because I like how it looks in my albums, but for a layout such as this with lots of detail I prefer to type it on my computer.  This also enables me to cut it into strips and disperse it on my page.

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My daughter’s name is Azaria, but I didn’t want to use so many of the A’s on one layout, so I used her nickname for my title.  I do love that her nickname enabled me to use up two of the Z’s!

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Azaria is turning 7 tomorrow, I’m so looking forward to seeing what her answers are for her birthday page this year!  Thanks for joining me today, I hope I inspired you to feature journalling on your birthday layouts, and to document more than just presents and cake (which are also important!).

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Author: Melissa Vining

A scrapbooking mum of 4 from Queenstown New Zealand

7 thoughts on “Yearbook -How I Document Birthdays

  1. I love all the different patterned papers that you used. Such a pretty page!

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  2. Awesome use of that cut file! I love this idea of interviewing your child to record their favorites. just brilliant!

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  3. Oh my, there are so many amazing details in this layout. I love them all!

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  4. Love how you used the cutfile, and great idea on documenting what you girl is like at 6, I think I’ll copy you with my little girl too 🙂

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  5. this layout is seriously, seriously cute! i love everything about it!!

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  6. Lovely layout!

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