Soccer is a sport that kids can begin playing at a very young age. My son was 4 when he began playing and I love these first soccer photos. Thankfully, the store had some wonderful papers and elements that would help showcase my son’s love of the game.
I found this wonderful pattern paper with the balls shooting out onto the page so I used two, flipping one so that both corners had the ball. On page 1, I placed 3 photos on black cardstock and cut around them so that when I placed it on the page, it did not cover the ball in the corner. For the second page, I cut a piece of cardstock 6 ¼” x 9 ¼” and used one large focal photo. I then cut 4 photos so that they would all fit as shown.
I found this amazing soccer border in the store and wanted to use it, but felt it would not work with the layout I started. So I cut the border apart and used each section as an embellishment. I added one to the shooting ball on page one. I added one to the photo on page 2. Then I created tags and added the border to each one before adhering the tags to my layout with brads.
The soccer transparency had some fun elements to use and they easily punched off the sheet. I used the large Soccer element as my title, adding brads to adhere it to the bottom of page one. The quote was added to cardstock for another page element and inserted behind the photo block on page 2. Then the date was added to the journal block.
Dies: Spellbinders, Nestabilities
SOCCER Layout by Stephanie Ackerman