Hello friends! Brenda Smith here with you today with a pocket page made using Hello Fall. I love how versatile this collection is. This is my third pocket page spread I’ve made with it and I feel like all are different, varied looks.
I made this page as a summary of sorts for our Fall. I didn’t go too in depth with my journaling because most of these stories will be told on other pages, but I always like to have summary pages to look back on in my albums, not to mention they're just fun to make!
When making pages that summarize an event or season, I start by picking out all of my favorite photos from that time period. Then I edit the pictures, keeping in mind that tonally, the pictures all have to work together on the same page. I place them into a folder and look them over for a few minutes and mull over the story ideas I have in my head. Ultimately, the photos that are chosen are usually the ones that best illustrate the stories.
Whenever I’m feeling like I need to change things up in my pocket pages because I’m getting bored, I’ll try a different page protector with different photo sizes. It’s been a while since I’ve gone square and I love this protector that has slots for six 4x4 cards and/or photos while still allowing me to use my beloved 3x4”.
I minimally embellished in an attempt to let the photos and stories speak for themselves. On my regular pages, I usually embellish quite a bit because I enjoy the process but I know that it occasionally detracts from the photos. Here, I printed my photos large and hardly covered any parts of them.
To keep this spread bright and airy, I strayed away from too many dark cards or papers. I gravitated toward the white/cream patterned papers so that I could get a little visual interest in my spread without overwhelming it. This is a good trick to try if you’re having problems getting the colors in your photos to go with the colors of your supplies.
Little details like stamped dates and sentiments take only a little time but can add a lot to your spreads.
Have you been creating with Hello Fall? If you share on Instagram, use the hashtag #sshellofall so we can come see what everyone else is making!