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I combined three sets of products I just couldn’t work out how to use in this travel album title page – wood veneer geotags, chipboard country names and a beautiful scrapbook paper of a European map.

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In the end I realised I was over-complicating the situation – I love all three components of the layout and I let them speak for themselves with very minimal embellishing.

The chipboard country names are from Scrap Fx and I picked them up at my local scrapbook shop in Sydney, Australia – I bought them without a specific use in mind just after my holiday and I felt like it would be a waste not to use them. I’ve already used the names of the cities we visited on the title pages for the city-specific sections so I had to come up with another use.

The geotags came in a pack of Studio Calico alphabet wood veneers – I was excited cause I’d seen them used to such good effect by Amy Tan and others. But when it came down to it I just couldn’t make them work on my layouts. And then this perfect opportunity came about to highlight the actual places I went in Europe…

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I always had the title page in mind for this European map paper, but the colours and fancy border didn’t seem to encourage writing directly on it, it seemed to need something quite strong to stand out. The only way I could work some smaller writing in was to attach a journalling card from the Project Life Clementine Edition and make some short notes on that.

Now that I’ve combined all three of these ‘homeless’ elements it seem like they wouldn’t have worked any other way 🙂

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