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
Hello! I’ve been playing with the February 2019 Craft with Heart subscription kit by Close to My Heart this past week. (Click HERE to go to the Close to My Heart webpage for more information about the Craft with Heart kits.)
Each kit includes the pieces to create two double-page layouts; however, for this page, I am going to adjust one of the layouts and convert it into a single page layout.
Watch the video below to see what I did! Then, stop by again tomorrow when I will be sharing the second layout I create using the kit.
Have a great day!
What do you do when you can’t decide which patterned papers to use on your layout? Use them all!
When I began this page, I could not decide which patterned paper from the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection
to cut into first. I just loved them all so much! When this happens, I like to take inspiration from quilts and piece together a background using multiple patterns.
First, I pulled out all of the papers from the Spring Farmhouse 6×8 Paper Pad
that had full patterns on both sides. I then punched twenty 3″ circles from the patterned papers. Next, I scored the circles at 0.5″ on four sides. After scoring, fold each “petal” in towards the center creating a square shape with four “petals.” After all of your circles are folded, line them up in rows to create the background.
This page has so much texture and dimension with the folded circles. I just LOVE it! Try giving this technique a try on your next scrapbook page!
Flower Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Scalloped Scissors: ProvoCraft
Thickers: Black Glitter Shoebox by American Crafts
Gray Distressing Ink
Black Journaling Pen
I think every little (and big) girl goes through a phrase of loving unicorns and rainbows. If you are one of those girls (and WHO isn’t?!) you are going to want to spend a day playing with the Doodlebug Lots O’ Luck collection with all of its rainbow and unicorn goodness!
For my daughter’s 14th birthday, I had my bestie bake her this darling unicorn cake as a surprise. She loved it! It was perfect with it’s rainbow colored mane, golden horn, and delicious pink, Funfetti cake inside.
I began this page by using the Swimming Pool Dots/Stripes paper for my background. I then added a series of patterned paper strips for my photos to rest upon. I gave the main photo a triple mat with white cardstock, Raspberry Textured Cardstock, and the Gold Sugar Coated Cardstock. I called even more attention to the main photo by placing a large circle of Lots O’ Luck paper (green argyle) behind it.
For the title, I used a sticker from the This & That Sticker Sheet. I just love that rainbow and the sentiment, “You Color My World.” I accented this corner of the page with a couple of die cut clouds from the Odds & Ends pack, and Gold Sprinkles.
You KNOW I had to add a unicorn to a page about a unicorn cake! Isn’t she cute with her rosy cheeks and rainbow mane and tail?! I paired her with a couple of hearts from the Odds & Ends pack and then added Matte Sprinkles and Gold Sprinkles to the hearts for dimension.
These papers make me smile every time I pull them out to play with them and you will, too! Have fun!