Retail Inspiration

Retail Inspiration

My mother and I have been doing some mall walking while waiting for the weather to break. I haven’t been to the mall in a while, so was interested to find window displays that echo some of the trends we’re seeing in scrapbooking. Most notably the gold foil trend:

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This was too cute not to try to recreate myself. After digging out a couple of batches of Making Memories butterflies, and punches from Martha Stewart, EK Success, and Fiskars, the background came together fast.

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A few items of note: mirror cardstock works well as a substitute for gold foil. It’s so bright and shiny and happy, don’t you think? Also, I accidentally reverse punched a gold script love. Rather than tossing it, I paired it with a correctly punched love, and made a rorschach blot butterfly that way. At least that’s what I kept telling myself while punching a couple more in different colors.

It was hard covering up the background with photos, but I went ahead and did it anyway.

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The journaling is on a pull out tag behind the large picture. After initially cutting out the title letters with my silhouette, I debated cutting them larger, but then decided to just use what I had already made. No over-thinking going on over here.

This was a clear case of the product (aka all the butterflies) influencing the topic of the page. These pictures are of my eldest, from the past three summers, and shows the subtleties of how he’s changed and remained the same as he’s grown. Sometime this summer, I’ll have to take a picture of the two of us back to back. He’s just barely taller than me now. He’ll probably be even taller by then.

Metamorphosis indeed.

If you want to make something like this, here are some supplies you could use: (affiliate links)

What do you think?