This past weekend, we loaded our sweet, precious little baby in to a car, surrounded by most of her belongings and carted her 15 miles South to college.
I know 15 miles might not sound like forever away, but my heart feels like it is. Still, the move in day was a breeze, and her dorm room (which is actually a suite) is adorable and homey, just as we had hoped and planned.
I created this Dorm Room Scrapbook based very lightly on a layout I found on Pinterest many moons ago. I didn’t save it, but I always wanted to try it and when I couldn’t figure out what to do with this page, I pulled this idea from my memory.
I started my page with Bazill White cardstock from 12X12Cardstock.shop – they have all the colors you can imagine, all the time and you can make small purchases or purchase in bulk depending on your crafting plan.
The next step was just to lightly gesso with clear gesso and watercolor the background in various shades of pink and coral. I used the Jane Davenport Watercolor brushes with a paint brush and water. Then, I added varying strips of washi tape over the watercolor area. I cut a tabbed card out of Blush American Crafts cardstock from 12X12cardstock.shop and stamped her move in date on the tab. This will live in the 4 3/8 X 6 3/8 vellum pocket that I hand sewed (3 sides) on to the page.
I used gold acrylic paint and splattered a few dots of paint around the page, just to break up some of the white and tie all of the elements together.
The layout would have come together in under an hour but hand sewing always takes me a while. Yes, eventually I’ll get a sewing machine, but I’m afraid I’d miss the imperfections that come with hand sewing.
I hope you enjoyed this quick layout! Be sure to stop by and check out my friends at 12X12Cardstock.shop to stock up on cardstock for your papercrafting and scrapbooking projects!