This Year 2020 | Majken Pullin January 1, 2020 07:00

Hello to you all, and a very happy new year to you!  Majken here to share the very first JustNick Studio project of 2020, and I have a different take on a scrapbook layout.  In fact, it's a bit of a combination of a layout and a bullet journal.  I decided to create a layout where I will keep track of new things I do throughout this new year.  So rather than traditional journaling, I'll be adding new things I try or do during 2020.  Let's take a closer look.

I used three different cut files.  I first used Silhouette Studio to roughly lay out my cut files to see how I was going to approach the page. I started with the brand new "This Year", added numbers from the "Banner Essentials" to create the year, and added "Polaroids" to see how I'd add my sections.  You can see I didn't follow it exactly, but it helps to see how to size the cut files before cutting and decide what papers I'll use for the cuts.

I decided to use the Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection because of the great color!  After cutting all of the cut files, I layed them out on white cardstock and decided I needed some water color behind the 2020 for some mixed media interest.  I used Distress Inks, water colors, and Lindy's shimmer spritz for some shine.

Cutting "this year" in black cardstock really helps it pop!  I also used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to help those polka dots in the year sparkle, and I outlined the numbers with a black pen.

Even though this isn't a "typical" layout, I added a recent photo of myself and added in some stickers, enamel dots, and ephemera for some additional interest.

I backed the negative space in the Polaroid cuts with black cardstock so they'd stand out.

I'm going to capture new restaurants, new books, new movies, and events I attend (like concerts, sports events, etc.) in 2020.  This helps me look forward to the new year!  :)

Here are the cut files used:

This Year

Banner Essentials

Polaroids

I'm so glad you joined me on this New Year's Day.  I hope you're inspired to create something to track your fun in 2020, too.  May your year be happy, healthy, and full of love.

Majken