The black and white color scheme of these kits is amazing! It’s no surprise that the kit reminded me of the black and white branding and fashion of the amazing Janelle Monáe. I knew right away that I wanted to use this kit to document a gift my friend Paul surprised me with a few Christmases ago–a signed Janelle Monáe poster!
For this spread, I combined a 12×12 pocket page and an 8.5×11 traditional page. I used the embellishment kit, along with white cardstock and a few black and white colored pocket cards from my stash.
For the title card, I used the printed wood chips bow (a perk for subscribers!) to cover up words on a card that weren’t relevant (and it reminds me of Janelle Monáe’s bow ties!). I used strips of washi tape on the bottom and top of the card, which helps to tie this page in with the 8.5×11 one.
I used some of the cardstock labels to add a bit of journaling to a black and white checked card.
Then I added embellishments to make stripes across my 8.5×11 page– I framed the photos in the chipboard phrases, alternating black and white, added strips of washi tape to the top and bottom, and used the printed wood chips across the top of the page. I love that there are a LOT of embellishments on this page, but because they are black and white, they not only help tell the story, but they also helped me to keep the focus on the fun photos.
Because the black and white kit is so versatile, I decided that I’d go ahead and use it on whatever project I happened to have slated to work on next–and that was my Michigan mini album! I made a bunch of new pages for the beginning of the album using Black / White embellishments throughout. I used things from both the planner and embellishment kit.
I wanted a full 6×8 photo of my daughter Eliza on the plane, because it was her first ever plane ride. I bordered it in washi tape. This 3 ring binder mini has pocket and 6×8 pages, but I also wanted to hole punch a few things directly in. This works great for memorabilia like this plane ticket.
I wanted to use 4×6 cards for journaling, but I was out of page protectors with 4×6 spots. So I added a transparency with gold foil throughout the album and adhered a card to the front and back with washi tape from my Freckled Fawn stash. This way I can see both sides of the card and get in journaling!
I used the black and glitter white enamel shapes to fill in the spaces in my title on the first journaling card.
Then I used letters from a past FF kit and the gold foil epoxy flowers to decorate the front of the other card.
Label stickers with chipboard phrases were a good way to add a bit to a page with two photos.
I used a sticky note from the planner kit to add journaling space to the photo on the bottom, then added a printed wood chip as a title.
I had a lot of fun with the page with all of the 2×2 pockets. I alternated photos and puffy camera sticker in each square on both sides.
I added another 4×6 card directly to the album by punching holes and added a resin flower with a gemstone to the corner to make the plain card a little more fun.
I love the look of layers when different sizes and transparencies are added in minibooks.
Another page of just photos, so this time I added one of the gold foil stickers from the planner kit to a photo.
I added a tiny bit of extra journaling with label stickers on these photos, but my favorite part is using back-to-back label stickers stuck partially on a journaling card to make it long enough to read the rings so I could add a horizontal 4×6 journaling card in. Think outside of the box to make your products work for you!
I’m having so much fun with this kit and I can’t wait to keep going.
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