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4×4 | gifts for friends


Hello everyone!

For today’s post I did something that was new to me: 4×4 layouts! Have you ever try that?! Phew it is small! But you know what? I found that my papers that are divided in 4 4×4 patterned papers, this one for example, were just PERFECT for this project! Yay!

So here are my 2 pages side by side:


Here’s the first one, with some sort of perspective so you can try to imagine the size of it:


I didn’t have a picture with my friend so the solution for that was to leave a blank spot for her to add a photo later. It was kind of tricky to add the embellishments around the blank canvas but I fiddled a little and I made it! 🙂


I stitched my background paper to a piece of white cardstock and added a vellum mat under the fake photo (I used photo paper in place of the future photo). I then added some embellishments around. I used that little pink banner to write part of the title which I finished wish these tiny golden alphas (not from my collection).


Here’s just another close up shot. I added a small heart die cut to the top. It will stick out when it’s in the album.

Here’s my second tiny layout:


I built it the same way I did the other with a 4×4 piece of paper stitched onto a piece of white cardstock. I love that the watercolor circle creates a small frame.


I used the space next to my tiny photo (about 1 inch x 1 inch) to add some journaling and I also used the vellum tape to add some sort of subtitle under the title: Dream, Live, Create, Repeat. My friend is also a creative! She’ll relate. 🙂 I added a cluster of heart de cuts that I stapled in place and I stitched the title Shine and curled up the top and bottom of the die cut to add dimension and interest. I stamped the date. Don’t forget to stamp the date!


Here again I added a small heart die cut at the top of my layout. and I tucked in some die cuts behind my photo.


Did you ever make layouts for friends? I find that this 4×4 size is really cute and it would be fun to give it in an album with empty page protectors to be filled in by your friend afterwards!

Pretty Little Studio products used:

Here Comes The Sun collection: Paper Sunrise Medley, Vellum Diagonal Pink, Die Cuts Higher, Die Cuts To The Moon And Back, Die Cuts Coffee Time.