The Carta Bella Paper Flower Market collection is not only perfect for your Spring memories, but it is great for recording the growth and milestones your family experiences, as well.
Today I am up on the Echo Park Paper Blog sharing a layout about my daughter and one of her first experiences singing a solo in front of a large auditorium filled with people. It was something she had always wanted to do, and was definitely a blooming moment for her!
I used the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper with its soft pink color for the background of this page. Before I began adhering photos or anything else, I used a scraper tool to add gesso in a large circle in the center of the page. On top of that I used texture paste and the Market Dot 6×6 Stencil to add a subtle, dimensional pattern. You can catch a glimpse of the texture if you look closely at the right side of the photo below.
I fussy-cut the smaller floral from the Border Strips paper to hug the corner of my photos. I die cut the Lovely Branches using Evergreen Shimmer Cardstock to add to the flower cluster and fill it out a bit more. I love how much dimension the die cuts add!
Next, I stamped my title in dark green ink using the Echo Park Animal Safari Alphabet Stamp Set. I die cut an Ampersand using the dark pink polka dot paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad. Another fussy-cut flower from the 2×2 Squares paper accents the title.
To tie everything together I added cream enamel dots and heart stickers (Element Sticker) in a few spots around the page.
Design Tip: When writing journaling on top of gesso, be sure to test your pen first in an inconspicuous area or adhere typed journaling strips. I learned that the hard way on this page. *Sigh* I wish it looked better, but decided to just roll with it.
The best part of making this layout was adding the textured details with the stencil, die cut leaves, and enamel dots. I loved making this page!
Carta Bella Evergreen Shimmer Designer Cardstock
Echo Park Ampersand Die Set
It may still be a bit chilly where you are, but if you are like me, I’m already looking forward to warmer Springtime days. For this Easter scrapbook page, I used lots of sunny yellow from the Echo Park Easter Wishes collection and it makes me so happy!
I love the little chicks in this collection and decided to create a couple of scenes for them to live in at the top and bottom of my page. I used the Stitched Circle Die Set, as well as a couple of die cut vellum clouds, to anchor the scene at the top of the page. This cute, chipboard chick looks like she has been gathering eggs in the garden all morning with her trusty wheelbarrow. I added an Easter greeting from the chick by stamping a sentiment from the Easter Memories Clear Stamps on a punched speech bubble.
A bed of fresh, green grass stretches across the top of the page, as well as the bottom. To create the grass, I trimmed strips of the Orange/Green Coordinating Solid paper with fringe patterned scissors.
The photo on the bottom right had a large, empty space on the left side. I used the “Easter Candy” die cut from the Ephemera pack to fill in the space and repeat the colors from the title sticker at the bottom of the page.
My favorite thing about Spring is the flowers popping up unexpectedly everywhere you look. I fussy-cut several of the flower clusters from the Easter Flowers paper and dotted them across the page to mimic a springtime garden.
I’m getting excited for warm, Spring days and chocolate eggs after creating this page! How about you?
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Friday, Friends! I’m back with another video featuring the second layout I created using the Close to My Heart January 2019 Kits.
Each monthly kit includes two double-page layouts with the instructions, stickers, die cuts, and sheet protectors to complete those layouts. I used most of the stickers and die cuts on the layout I posted on Monday. So, for today’s page I decided to create my own quilled flower embellishments using the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts Dies. Watch the video to see how!
HOORAY FOR TODAY
I also used the title as inspiration for all of the circles across the top of the page — I wanted it to feel like a party! Can you see where I added stamping, embossing, and dimensional dots, as well?!
I’ll be back towards the end of this month with my layouts using the February kit. I hope to see you then!
Close to My Heart Craft with Heart January 2019 “Something Fierce” Kit
Black & White Dots (Z3314)
Decorative Borders Thin Cuts Dies (Z4241)
Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts Dies (Z4182)
Raspberry Ink (Z2812)
Colorful Texture Stamp Set/Story by Stacy (D1784)
Cardstock: White, Yellow, Blue
Scrap of Green Polka Dot Paper
Black Distressing Ink
1.25″ Circle Punch
Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Manual Die Cut Machine
Adhesive/Glue Dots/Foam Squares/Liquid Glue
Black Journaling Pen
Pencil Die Cut
Clear Stamping Block