Thursday, June 17, 2010


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.

Supply List
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


Cathy/Allyscraps said...

Great take on the sketch Chris! I love that you used the Maya Road envelope.

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oh how sweet....that stitching just finishes it off perfectly!

Cindy said...

I am normally not a layout type of person (cardmaker). But what Chris has done, makes me want to become one ASAP! Keep 'em coming Chris!

Erika M. said...

Wow I'm so loving what you did with the sketch!