I knew I wanted to use this paper from the latest Maggie Holmes collection as soon as I’d unpacked it from the box, but I was torn between which side of the sheet to display. It’s a gift and a curse to be over the moon about both sides of a patterned paper, so though I’d initially toyed with using the full sheet as a background, I decided to cut it up so that I’d have access to the front and the back. It only took a moment for me to realize that one of the parts I liked most in the design were the little gridded boxes created by the yellow rectangles, a look I could easily replicate using strips of the same paper. Alternating the yellow pattern with the type print one, I was able to include both sides of the paper, and let the design work almost as a layout sketch! With such a bold centerpiece, there was little room left for my words, so hidden journaling is tucked behind the photo, and the tab was cut from the top of the Maggie Holmes phrase sheet, because sometimes even the packaging is too good to waste. A little green stitching to pull out the color in my photo, and a favorite piece of Dear Lizzy ephemera, and this simple layout has totally stolen my heart.