It’s hard not to get excited for summer when the days are getting longer and warmer and when new product shows up, like Red, White, & Beautiful by Katie Pertiet. We couldn’t wait to show you a quick look at this patriotic collection.
The Red, White, & Beautiful by Katie Pertiet collection includes Designer Cardstock, 2″ Border Strips, Pocket Border Strips, and Pocket Journal Cards. They have designs on both sides so you can use them for patriotic as well as other occasions, like BBQs, family reunions, and sporting events. I’m sure you’ll think of plenty of other ways to make good use of this collection.
I made this page for family BBQ photos. So I stuck with pieces that had lots of red in it for that BBQ feel. This is the title block that has plenty of space to write the title as well as date or other info I want to include. I used a second journal card to create a semi-frame for the main journal card and to bring in a little more red. I love the playful nature of the swirls and stars.
For the left page, I created a layered border that used a 2″ Border Strip with the same design as the journal card for the title. To add texture to the page, I punched a border using the Scallop Shell Design Cartridge from the Classic Navy Solid Color Cardstock, which is the same cardstock I used for the base. By using the same color on top of each other, I created a subtle look that helps tie everything together. One of the things I love about white core cardstock is that you can see the punched design, which would be harder to see with a solid core.
For the right page, I layered two Pocket Border Strips. Again, pulling the same design from the other page into the main border strip and then grounding it with the dark navy border strip. Plus, I used a Designer Cardstock piece for the page’s base that I thought had a tablecloth feel to it, again to get that BBQ feel on the page.
This page just needs photos, a title, and journaling and it will be ready to share, which will happen in the next week or so. We’ll also have a pocket page that showcases the patriotic designs. I think you’re going to love this collection whether you use it for your July celebrations or every day occasions.
This image shows a few of the patriotic pieces. Aren’t they fun?!
Okay, that wraps up this sneak peek. Red, White, & Beautiful by Katie Pertiet will be available on June 1st. Have a wonderful day!