Although I have been scrapping away in the background, it’s been awhile since I shared a layout with you here at SCS. Today, I thought I would grab one of the new stacks from DCWV called Linen Closet and create a layout to capture the smile and fun of my youngest daughter.
These photos were taken just as she was learning to eat solids, and I just love the expressions on her face, as well as the fun little (big) mess on her high chair!
This is a relatively easy layout to create because all of the shapes that you see are simply embellishments that I cut from the different patterned papers in the stack. No die cuts or fancy electronic cutting machines needed – just a good pair of scissors!
- Linen Closet stack – DCWV
- Optional – ribbon (I used May Arts)
- Matt a couple of photos with white paper.
- Cut a piece of dark paper from the Linen Closet stack at about 7″x5″. Glue down to a 12×12 sheet of patterned paper slightly to the right and at an angle.
- Cut about about 7 of the hexagons from the patterned paper and arrange in so that they move from the bottom of the left hand side of the layout up to the top. For added dimension, adhere some of the hexagons with foam adhesive so some are higher than others.
- Adhere your pictures to the layout, overlapping the hexagons.
- Fussy cut some of the floral patterns and adhere at the base of the photos. Add some ribbon loops for a bit of texture.
- Add your title and a date tag, and then finish the layout with a bit of journaling around your photos.
Now after all that, I have a bit of a confession to make – this layout almost ended up in garbage! Just as I was finishing up my first version, I ended up smearing the Liquid Pearls all across the top of the page. Now, this is not the first time (or second, or third) this has happened, so I am getting pretty good at working around my foibles. For this one, after a bit of fiddling, I decided just to trim a smaller square that included all the pictures and embellishments in the hopes that I could just place that on a larger 12×12 and be done with it. Great idea, except I cut the side with the title so crooked that now there wasn’t even a way I could save that piece. So everything got carefully pulled off (hence the title stickers that are a bit wrinkled, and I started again. I was so proud of myself for getting it all apart and back together (without ripping anything in frustration), so I went off to show my hubby my accomplishment. And then he found the error in the journaling…let’s just say, I took my little layout and walked away without a word. In the end, I decided to leave it and write about the experience on the back…perhaps my daughter will get a laugh at it when she is older!
Well, that’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!
On of the crafty resolutions I made this year was to try to use more stamps on my layouts. There are so many great stamps out there that can really help to tell the story of a layout I am creating, so I really wanted to see how I can bridge that line I have between cardmaking and scrapbooking.
Although summer is short up here in Canada sometimes, my family and I do spend a lot of time at the beach! So when ChiChi Memories released their new Beach Time stamps set, I knew that I could find a lot of uses for this one! The neat part about digis on layout is that you can customize the size to suit the part of your layout the digi will call home. For this layout, I actually printed the cute beach girl more than double what I would usually do for a card to make sure she had a visible presence in the design. I think she is a perfect compliment to the Echo Park Splash paper, and this little layout about my youngest daughter’s favourite things to do at the beach.
That’s it for me today! Don’t forget to pop by the ChiChi Memories blog to see all the other fun projects with these fun stamps!
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Yesterday, I posted a card created with one of my new favourite stacks from DCWV called Vintage Collector. Well, not to be outdone, another great collection called “Citrus Stack” decided to step up to the plate.
This one is bright and playful and perfect for a little layout about my daughter’s first set of wheels that she received on her second birthday!
There are lots of things I love about this stack – bright colours, fun, bold prints, and lots of great sentiments and embellishments to fussy cut! And the best part is that there are just as many blue and green printed papers, so while this layout is all girly, the stack will cover you for so many different types of projects.
The flowers and sentiment were fussy cut from the patterned paper and layered on top of other prints. The patterns are simple enough that even those afraid of fussy cutting could tackle it with ease with this stack!
And I think this might just be my favourite sentiment from the whole stack!
Now, as usual, I couldn’t decide on just one picture for this layout, so I hid a few under a flap. One of the flowers actually acts as a lift tab, but you’ll have to be observant to realize there is something else to see!
Hopefully this little layout added a bit of brightness, sunshine and inspiration to your day!
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One of the fun parts of being on a design team are the unique opportunities that come your way, like creating projects for CHA or features on HSN. When I recently joined Jinger Adam’s team, one of our first tasks was to create some fun projects that she could use on her appearance on HSN. Today, I thought I would share with you one of those layouts I created.
If you have ever seen a layout here at ScrappyCanuck Studios, you might be surprised that I am not showing off a picture of one of my gals in this layout (it’s true – they are a favourite scrappy subject). But this one had to remain photo free!
What I did get to add was a bit of fussy cutting (each of the butterflies was cut from the patterned paper and then adhered in the middle for some added dimension), an orange cardstock base from DCWV, and a few extras such as a piece of silk ribbon from May Arts. Other than that, this layout is all Jinger! The Sweet Tart collection is a fun set of papers featuring fruit and even butterflies! It reminds me of all the bright, tasty things about summer (well, maybe not the butterflies),
I have to admit that it was pretty fun to see Jinger holding up one of my projects during her segment! What a fun experience!
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