Great ways to date a layout

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I’m a firm believer in adding dates to layouts. They don’t have to be on every single page if you are displaying them together in an album, but they are such an important detail. Even if you never do any other journaling, at the very least – be sure you have a date!

I often add the date as part of my journaling like I did on this page. (all images are linked for credits)

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Sometimes, I just put the date at the end of the journaling to give it context.

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Dates make great titles and subtitles!

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I love to use numbers, word strips, or other digi embellishments to make the date a little more creative.

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I especially love digital date “stamps” that I can place right on top of a photo or part of my layout.

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If you include a scanned piece with a date, that’s a sneaky way to add the details of when the memory took place.

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Or you can include a photograph of a date, or even a screen shot. By circling the date of the concert on this souvenir t-shirt, I can call attention to the date without saying anything else.

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Next time you go to add a date to your layout, try placing it somewhere different than your usual spot.  There are so many ways you can make it more creative and fun!

 

katie big

P.S. The title graphic was created with One Little Bird Designs Stamped, Meadowlark, and Photo Pockets. Font is Steelfish.

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