Mar 25 2011
I created a double page layout today. Using a mix of Pink Paislee Soiree and HomeTown Summer collections, I added in some American Crafts cardstock and began creating.
First, I cut out my doghouse and dog, then I added the large apple tree ( with no apples) and I began to layout my design. I cut out the patterned papers in pink and multi-diamond, then I cut out my larger grass border. I layered them on some black cardstock and placed the two background cardstocks next to each other and lined up both sides of the layout.
Because the papers were so busy with my doghouse images, I added a block of yellow paper, then separated the block from the photo spots by adding in a punched border. I added a small grass border at the bottom and then layered on my doghouse, dog and tree. The tree looked best far to the side, so I trimmed off the overhang.
From there I added my photos to the layout, then typed my journaling and cut that out, and adhered it to the side of the photos.
Since I was working with the doghouse and tree, I wanted to add a sun and some clouds. So I cut those out, using graph print for the clouds and yellow print for the sun. I felt like I was missing something over in the bottom right corner of the layout, so I found this dog water and food bowl image, and layered in a few bones as well.
Then I found my letterings, and used my gypsy to overlap and weld the letters together. ( this is one of my most favorite things to do with my Gypsy- making custom wording!) I then cut the title out, and placed it on my layout. It was still missing a little something. So I found a heart and cut out three of them in different sizes. I added one to the back of OF in my title. I added one to the large plain treetop, and I added one to my clouds in the sky.
From there I detailed some of the images with chalk and a white paint pen.
You can see with the dog image that I popped the brown dog up with some foam tape. And I added a button and twine to my heart in the tree.
I also popped up the water and food bowl cut, then two of the small bones.
I hope you try this challenge this week, and that you take the time to add your beloved pets to your scrapbook pages.
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Cricut Gypsy Device
Papers- Pink Paislee Soiree and Hometown Summer
American Crafts Cardstock
Nate’s ABC’s Cartridge- Dog and Doghouse
Stretch Your Imagination- Tree
Chore Chart- Food bowls
PopUp Neighborhood- Sun and Clouds, grass border
A Child’s Year- Bone
Baby Steps – Title ( of Casey)
cut OF at 1 inch
cut Casey at1.88 inches
Birthday Bash- Memories
Memories -cut at .90 inches
Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art- Heart
Foam Tape- Glue Arts
White paint pen- Pentel