.Although I'm in no rush for the bright days of summer to pass, I guess it's not too early to be planning for fall, since Halloween merchandise is already flooding the stores and Halloween swaps are underway. So for our next Anna Griffin class, we'll be creating a fall-colored layout and project well in advance of the season.
The actual patterns on these "Sierra" Anna Griffin scrapbook papers are not unusual, but I think the color range is much darker and more autumny than is usual for her. The real surprise is finding that the patterns are printed on kraft paper. With the right design, you could use the reverse side of the paper as a neutral color in your layout. Here, however, is a very simple layout using an Anna Griffin felt die cut strip and some epoxy stickers. Oops, I took this photo before I added another epoxy to the front space of the little premade album in the upper right. No surprise that I take much better photographs of brightly colored papers. In the outside version of this photo, the sun simply stole away all that dark color :).
The coordinating project for the August class is a recipe accordion-fold box. The same papers are folded into envelopes and attached together with flaps and accordions to make a sectioned folder. Here the kraft-colored side of the paper becomes the outside of the envelopes, but then is mostly hidden once assembled. (Wouldn't it be fun to make your stationery envelopes inside out like this for a surprise when opened?) Another felt die cut strip and more epoxy stickers add embellishment. This handy-sized recipe holder could be dedicated to those luscious end-of-summer recipes when all the family gathers for the last bounty of the garden.