Friday, March 1, 2013

The One with the Garden Girl Die Cut & Shapes-Themed Layout

A new month means new projects from the Garden Girls! This time the theme is Die Cuts & Shapes.
Here's how I interpreted the theme:

Description: Even the simplest of shapes - a circle - can be turned into an interesting design by folding over the edges and attaching them side-by-side! A large die cut turns into a mask by spraying over it with mist. And die cuts trimmed in half become interesting shapes to adorn layout edges. I'd been saving these pictures of my daughter Jane and her first experience with rice cereal for just the right paper line - I was ecstatic when I saw the brand new My Girl line by American Crafts - could the colors match any better? From the pink hearts on her bib to the blue of her Bumbo and the gray shadows - all of these colors are found in My Girl. It was meant to be. By adding a sprinkling of jewels the viewer's eye is directed all around the page. A ribbon bow, wooden veneer heart, scalloped border punching, puffy flower stickers, and glittered die cuts complete the girly theme.

Journaling says: The first time you ate rice cereal you did great! You were chomping and swallowing like a pro! You seemed to like it, despite what your facial expressions say. Love you!

How to: Die cut a large doily from scrap cardstock, set it over a gray cardstock layout base, spray over the doily with white mist, then remove the doily mask. Punch 30 circles from double-sided patterned papers, fold the left and right sides of each circle towards the middle, then align the shapes in three rows across the top of the layout. Stitch through a few of the circles and top others with puffy flower stickers. Create a title/embellishment cluster on the top right corner. Add four small photos below the circles border; punch a scalloped border across the bottom of one of the photos. Journal on a wooden veneer card then tuck it under one of the photos and embellish with a ribbon bow, scalloped border sticker, flower sticker, and a glittered flower cut out from the page of a mini album. Trim a flower die cut and add it to the bottom left corner topped with a fabric label sticker with the date stamped on it. Sprinkle pink jewels across the layout.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers (fabric label, "just adorable," puffy flowers, scalloped borders, wooden heart), ribbon bow, wood veneer journaling spot, mini album pages, pen, stamps (date, "on this date"), scalloped border punch: American Crafts; Mini alphabet stickers: October Afternoon; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Ink: StazOn; Die cut machine (Cameo), doily die: Silhouette; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Circle punch: Fiskars; Jewels: Recollections
Until next month!


Carolyn Taylor said...

RABBIT RABBIT. Nice post, Paige.

Carol said...

Thanks for the "how to" on your folded circle layout.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow, this is amazing, I won't even ask how long it took!! lol...Jane is toooo cute!

Andrea said...

WOW!!! SO cool!!!

wendipooh13 said...

sooooo LOVE the page and all the details!!!! gorgeous work!!! how long does it take ya to do a page????

Diana Waite said...

this is AWESOME!! LOVE.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!! LOVING those photos and love love love all the circles!!

Cathy said...

simply amazing! love it!