For this layout, I used one of Ally Scraps fantastic sketches as a jumping off point. I used the June 2008 sketch. I made a few changes to the sketch, rather than one large picture I chose to use 2 smaller ones. Here's the sketch.
I chose to use the beautiful Girls Paperie Paper Girl collection, which was perfect for these vintage 50's photos of my husband's mom.
Here's how I put the layout together:
1. Start with a card stock base, I used a key lime green color.
2. Trim the decorate edge off of the Girls Paperie die cut paper.
3. Cut a piece of pink cardstock in half - 6 inches - then trim to the same height as the die cut piece (about 10 1/8").
4. Using the Girls Paperie newsprint stripe, I cut off about a 3 inch wide section, and the same height as the other two.
5. Apply these to the cardstock base, then using another strip of the Girls Paperie newsprint stripe, add a decorative edge using deco scissors or a punch.
6. Using the backside of the Girls Paperie newsprint stripe, I cut a strip and used another decorative edge punch for that, and applied it.
7. I wanted my photos to have that vintage edge look, so I took my deco scissors and trimmed out the photos.
8. Once the photos are adhered, I started on my embellishments. I used a Maya Road Square Kraft Envelopes and sprayed the flap with some brown Maya mist to give it a more vintage feel. Then, I took a paper towel and used some of the over-spray to "ink" the edges of the envelope. Add a cute Jenni Bowlin vintage button to the top part of the envelope. Adhere envelope to your layout.
9. I used the envelope to anchor my title. (American Crafts Poolside thickers.)
10. Next, I cut out a felt flower using a die cutter, like Sizzex. Then I layered it with the Girls Paperie - Paper Girl Collection - Flower Market-Paper Route flowers and attached it to the layout using a foam dot.
11. I loved the packaging so much from the flowers that I used my digital craft cutter to cut out a butterfly! Talk about upcycling! I also cut out some from cardstock and the GP newsprint stripe. I add a few BoBunny Candy Jewels to the butterflies and attached to the layout using foam dots to give them dimension.
12. I did some computer journaling and cut into strips and framed it with the American Crafts Poolside brackets.
13. Lastly, I did some hand-stitching to finish off my layout. I just drew a light pencil line, then pierced some holes along the line. Using a bright key lime embroidery thread, I stitched a swirly line to the butterfly.
Girls Paperie Paper Girl collection
Maya Road mist in brown
Maya Road kraft envelopes
Girls Paperie flowers
Thanks for taking a look, I'll have another project to post soon! Chris