I hope you have enjoyed the process videos I have been posting this week using the Close to My Heart “Craft with Heart” subscription kits. This is my final one for the month, but I will definitely be back in April with the April kit.
My teens were itching for summer, even though it was early April, and were BEGGING me to go buy them a teeny-tiny, plastic kiddie pool. They came up with every story in the book to try to convince me, but their main reason is that they wanted to start a Hippo Club. What?! What goof balls! I told them if they wanted a pool, they would have to go and get it themselves.
I guess they REALLY wanted that pool, because they walked the 2+ miles to the store to purchase it, and then walked home with it. Ha!
That is the story behind these photos, but if you’d like to hear the DESIGN story about this layout, be sure to watch the video below!
HIPPO CLUB ADVENTURE
Bye for now!
The Carta Bella Paper Circus collection is the perfect collection to scrapbook the “sideshow acts” (a.k.a. the silly family members) in your life!
Not sure what to title your layout? Look to your supplies for inspiration! For this page, I used one of the clever phrases from the Chipboard Accents as inspiration for my title.
Watch the video below to see this page come together!
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, JOIN THE CIRCUS
I used three horizontal rows for the structure of this page. In between each row, I placed a strip of tickets trimmed from the Admission Tickets paper. To make each ticket border appear like a REAL strip of tickets, I snipped the ends with mini pinking shears and used a hole punch clip out each of the notches in between the individual tickets.
I cut out a couple of cards from the Three Ring Circus paper to place to the left of my title. The Lion Tamer looks like he is shouting commands to the lion on the top row … and the harlequin pattern repeats the bold diamond pattern of the Admission Tickets paper at the bottom of the page.
I knew right away that I wanted to incorporate the large “circus” chipboard banner piece into the title. Combined with the two sets of letter stickers, this title becomes a major decorative element in this page design.
The circus carriage corners the main photo perfectly and draws your eye in towards the title and journaling on the other side of the page.
Do you have some silly shots of your circus crew that would be perfect for scrapping with the Carta Bella Paper Circus collection? I’m sure you do!
Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock by Carta Bella Paper
Ebony Black Felt Designer Cardstock by Carta Bella Paper
Carta Bella Paper Circus Collection Kit:
Big Top Stripe Paper
Three Ring Circus Paper
Admission Tickets Paper
6×6 Paper Pad
Circus Sticker Sheet
Circus Chipboard Accents
Circus Frames & Tags Ephemera
Have a great week!
Working with the monthly sketches at PageMaps always puts me in the mood to do some stashbusting. I’m back today and tomorrow with a four more pages I created using the sketches this month.
This time I used the two-page sketch along with the Bella Blvd. Mind Your Manners collection to scrapbook my daughter’s 10th birthday party.
The pictures are dark and grainy and some are a bit blurry, but these cute papers brighten them right up!
I used the letter stickers for this collection to build the title. There was an odd space to the right of the word “bash” afterwards. My simple fix was to punch three hearts and just line them up in a row to fill up the space.
I added a few more punched hearts around the page to tie them in with the title.
This next page was a simple one and came together quickly using the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection. I love that!
I decided to do a small title on this layout to stay true to the sketch, but honestly, it feels a bit naked to me. Haha! I’m wondering if I should have done a LARGE and in charge title above the tags/photos. I’m probably over-analyzing it, though. *giggle* And it’s good to try something new once in awhile, right?
I LOVE cloud dies! They are the perfect “filler” for an empty spot. These ones are extra cute with their faux stitching and flat bottoms! I bought them from AliExpress a looong time ago … but, I would highly suggest adding some cloud dies to your stash if you don’t have any. ❤
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing me dig into my stash a bit and maybe inspired you to tackle a collection you own that could use a little crafting love. *wink*
Have a great day!