The challenge: create a layout inspired by a television show that was a favorite as a child or a favorite of your child. I chose to scrap a show that is my son’s favorite…MICKEY MOUSE. While it is a page about my son, I too enjoyed Mickey as a child. He is just a timeless character.
I got my inspiration from this layout I found online. I loved the colors and the circles. Since Mickey is made from circles I thought it would be fun to adapt the layout to use Mickey ears rather than just circles.
On the left side rather than doing a punched edge I again added Mickey ears. I made a border with SCAL and cut it on my Cricut. The many sizes of Mickey ears were also cut with my Cricut.
For the title I used a Minnie font I found at dafont.com. I put a rectangle around each letter and then backed them with white. I wanted the letters to look scattered like the photos did.
I love the layers of Mickey across the page. I don’t remember the last time I used brads, but it was fun to add a few for variety. You can’t really tell in the picture but I also popped up a few of the Mickey’s with foam dots. I then took a navy marker and put a few dot circles on the page for a little something extra.
I wanted to print the journaling on another cutout of Mickey’s ears. So I put the image in Word and tried to give it the same dimensions as the cutout I had. I then put a text box on top and sent the photo of Mickey’s ears behind the text. I typed in the text box and spaced the words to fit inside the outline of Mickey’s ears. Then once I had the text where I wanted it I deleted the picture of Mickey’s ears leaving just the text box.
I printed the text on a plain sheet of white paper. I then taped the cutout on top of the text. You can see that a couple of the letters ended up a tad outside the cutout. So I went back into Word and spaced those lines a couple of spaces before printing again. I then ran the sheet of paper, with the cutout taped on, through the printer again.
The text is not perfect, but I like that it is printed on the ears.
And here it is on the page. I love how it came out!
I have had these ribbons for a long time and never had the right page for them. This page really needed a variety of patterns along the bottom of the page. The ribbons provided that perfectly.
Choosing a show my children like as my inspiration was easy for me. At this point in his life, my son eats, drinks and breathes Mickey. While it’s not exactly a subtle take on Mickey Mouse I like that it doesn’t just have a ton of Mickey stickers either. It was a lot of fun to do, and much more busy than my normal style. I really enjoyed the challenge!