Thursday, November 24, 2016

Scrapaholics Unite Session 5 Class 10

If you made it to the retreat you have already experienced the Oh Deer! paper pack and oh my is it ever gorgeous. The reverse side of this paper is pinecones and pine needles. 

I decided to play up the fun of the deer on this layout. Along the Whisper grey cardstock is some Juniper washi tape, I dove-tailed my longer piece and then placed it upside down on the washi tape on one half of it. On the other half of the washi tape, I put down the smaller Whisper grey squares, leaving space to fold the tape around the edges. This ensured that I had an even amount of washi tape on all 3 of my squares because I could line them up better instead of cutting out pieces first and then lining them up. The longer cardstock piece anchored the tape well. I then cut the washi tape and folded the edges around the cardstock. 

I completed the layout with a Cricut title from Winter Frolic, a wooden deer and some twine wrapped around the bottom of the left side and knotted. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Scrapaholics Unite Session 5 Class 9

Here is another layout using the cute paper from the Holiday Expressions catalogue. This is City Sidewalks and while I have featured the house paper, the other side has these super cute wreaths on it. Can't even describe how cute the rest of the paper in the pack is. I played off of the house theme by stamping a tag with Home for the Holidays and then cut out a door and wreath using the Cricut. I finished off the layout with some glitter trim and I used the zip strip as journaling under one of the photos. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Scrapaholics Unite Session 5 Class 8

It's a party! This is a great layout for any celebration. I used some leftover paper from the For Always and Yuletide Carol. This is busy patterned paper, but when it's in small pieces and strategically placed around the page, it ensures that the patterns don't over power the layout. I finished it off by heat embossing the title with black embossing powder. I also used a scallop border punch for the black strips that go over the pennants, some gold sequins and random background stamping of confetti. This is a great layout for almost any paper and it allows for a large number of pictures. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Scrapaholics Unite Session 5 Class 7

I think when you see this layout in person you will like it even more! I had a couple of paper packs left of a CTMH Promotion from last spring called Happy Times. It has this gorgeous floral paper echoed throughout the pack in different ways, one is beautiful pink with shiny gold outlined flowers, while another is a full coloured version, then a white with a mint/teal green outline. You can see all three different papers in the close up below. I wanted to use these many papers in the layout, without using large pieces of this very busy paper. Plus I needed to have enough for all my students. I saw a similar layout on Pinterest and decided to adapt the layout with this paper pack here to make a patchwork type of background. 

To finish off the layout, I used this adorable sewing stamp set for the title, hearts on the right side and the cute banner on the top left page. I also used the gold striped paper from the paper pack and made a band across the page and matted it in pomegranate cardstock. Last piece was the white and gold ribbon around the 5x7 mat.