A look through my latest TN | Day 2

Here we are at Day 2 of our look through my latest TN!

Let's get right to it...

These pages, like the first ones, document Christmas 2018, but this spread could definitely be used for any occasion. There's nothing too overtly "holiday-ish" about it.

Here I added my photo to the left-hand side (you'll soon realize that a full-size photo is my favorite format for my notebooks).

One the opposite side, I started by layering some stickers...first the circle, then the "love," and then the heart.

**NOTE: Overlapping stickers or ephemera pieces like this adds dimension and visual interest. But remember, if you're going to type on your labels/stickers, make sure you do it before you add them to your spread. It's next to impossible to get a notebook to run through your typewrite easily.**

Next, I typed up some journaling strips and then added them to the page.

Finally, I added a strip of washi tape to each side of my spread to make the layout cohesive.

This clean, simple layout came together so easily and can be repeated over & over.

Try following these steps to change things up:

*Use patterned paper to create your own embellishments
*Draw pencil lines directly on your pages to keep things straight, and then add your journaling using your handwriting
*Add washi tape to the top & bottom of your spread - across your pages

Have any questions about how I create my spreads?

Don't hesitate to contact me at maggie@midwesterngirldiy.com!

Thank you so much for stopping by...I'll be back Monday with spread 3!


Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Inserts - Happy

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Sticker Book

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Sticker Book

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Washi Tape

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

See more about these pages HERE on Heidi's blog

Want more notebook inspiration?

See some here:

Hawthorne: DIY Travelers Notebook

This is Magic (via Kerri Bradford)

Five New Stamp Sets (via Kerri Bradford)

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