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12×12 Layout | Life Is Good


Hi PLS fans!  It’s Ashley, and I’m back today to share a new layout with you, using my new Ain’t Life Grand collection!  I’m so excited to have the full collection, and I hope you’ve had a chance to stop by the PLS shop to check out!  I love using die cuts on my layouts, and backing the open spaces with patterned paper.  I used a large heart shape die cut for this layout, and a mix of the 6×6 and 8×8 papers from the collection, to fill in the open spaces.





Deciding on the colors for a collection, is my favorite part of the design process.  I wanted this collection to include bold colors, and I love how they all coordinate together.  I used a pencil to trace the open shapes of the heart and then cut out a little larger around each one.  Then I placed it in the coordinating space.  I like to alternate the colors and patterns, so each separate pattern stands out behind the cut file.



When I create a die cut background, I like to cluster my title and embellishments around the photo.  I knew the Love Life Die Cut Words would make a perfect title.  I love the contrast of black on a layout, and the Life Is Good title really stands out against the heart shape.  There are so many fun items in this collection, and sometimes I have trouble not using one of everything on my layout!



Do you have a favorite item from the Ain’t Life Grand collection?  I hope you’ve found some inspiration today for using the collection on your projects.  If you haven’t had a chance to see the full collection, make sure you head over to the PLS shop to see everything that’s included in Ain’t Life Grand!

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