I’m so happy my favorite season is finally here! And the September Messy Box is the perfect way to document it. The colors in this kit are so warm and pretty. While the kit has a back-to-school theme, the patterns on the journaling cards are so versatile! The ledger paper is perfect for writing down your lists, goals, or memories. I used it to write my favorite things about fall.
For my first page, I really wanted to celebrate the start of fall! I printed photos with my favorite fall activities to highlight what I’m most excited about for this season. The 3″ x 3″ photo pocket pages are great because they are perfect for printing Instagram photos. I filled the rest of the pocket pages with 3″ x 3″ journaling cards from this month’s kit. The warm colors and cute patterns instantly gave the page a fall vibe.
My favorite parts of this month’s kit are the rubber pencil and eye glasses embellishments. They are just so cute! I attached the pencil to the outside of a 3″ x 3″ photo pocket page and filled the pocket with sequins. Having transparent pockets can add a cool, layered look to your pages. I attached the eye glasses in a darker plaid journaling card, so the white really popped. It’s so simple, but makes the page feel special.
When I saw the “I’d Rather Be Reading” journaling card, I knew I wanted to create a layout focused on my favorite hobby. I kept this layout pretty simple with a few photos as embellishments. I still had enough alpha stickers to spell out “book lover,” so I added the letters and a chipboard sticker of a notebook to create a fun reading themed card. I created another book themed card by stamping on vellum and attaching it to a journaling card. I’m so happy with how these pages turned out!
What are your favorite fall activities? Will you also be documenting your love for pumpkin spice lattes? There are so many fun things about this time of year that can be documented! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Hager. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.