How is Halloween not the cutest holiday when you have a small child? I like this layout because it doesn't limit the placement of pictures, yet it gives structure to the layout. I used a Cricut to cut out the title and added some button brads and some mesh ribbon tied in a knot as well as some Washi tape to add some embellishment. I cut up the zip strip as it has Halloween words on it to use for journaling strips.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I originally struggled with the ProPlayer paper pack as I didn't quite know how I could make this useful to every student in my class. Once I received the paper in my shipment, I saw that one of the papers has a hexagonal pattern on it and knew exactly how I could make this paper work. I got inspiration from an old catalogue and the hexagonal stamp set that I had purchased quite some time ago. It was interesting to develop a pattern with the shapes. I finished the layout off with some Washi tape, the red tape is from CTMH and the black chevron was found at Michaels. I cut out the title with my Slice and framed the layout with the zip strips from the paper pack.
Autumn is my favorite season. I love the leaves changing so I always like to include a fall layout for my class. The Huntington paper has seasonal colors in it, but it can also be used as a neutral paper pack. It can also be made very masculine quite easily.
I used the technique "Rock the Block", to do this you first stamp your image in the lighter color, then you start on one edge of the stamp on the darker ink and rock the stamp around the outside of the image to create a melding of the colors. You then stamp the image as normal. I repeated this technique for each individual letter of the title.
I love the color combination in the Sarita paper. The vibrant Lagoon blue and the Goldrush orange are striking against the Outdoor denim blue background. I individually cut the mats for the class kits so that each individual would be able to configure their pictures according to their needs. This was also a chance for everyone to practice their pennant angle cutting. All that's left is journalling. That always takes time, but I'll get there, one day soon hopefully!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I fell in love with the Babycakes paper. It's so versatile, it doesn't necessarily have to be used only for baby pics, although it did work perfectly with these pictures. You have to check out this paper pack as the backside of the polkadot paper is an alphabet pattern. Perfect for back to school. It might reappear in one of my classes....
For the title, I used this gorgeous stamp from the Babycakes Workshops On The Go stamp set. It is a Cricut compatible shape so I precut the shapes for this stamp with the slate piece just 1/4" bigger as a mat. To make the LOVE stand out, stamped it again in sunset and cut out the letters and adhered them on top with 3D foam. I finished off the layout by using the new chocolate glitter ribbon and the zip strip to create more pennants on the bottom left of the layout and stamping a star in slate ink on the top left side.