Remember – Crate Paper Flourish

I am pretty sure I could cover half my house in the Flourish Always wood grain paper!  The tone of the wood color is so warm and perfect!  I decided to go for it and use the paper for my background.  I splattered a bit of colorshine onto the background to break the wood up a bit.  I backed a cut file with the watercolor striped paper from the 6×6 pad to add a bit of the green that shows in the butterflies.  The green is also on the paint by number strip tucked behind the photo!

To keep the page from looking too dark and heavy I thought that fussy cutting butterflies from the Charming paper would be the perfect idea.  I wanted them to float up the page so I cut out quite a few and stayed to the pinks and peachy butterflies.   I also decided to layer the pink and yellow butterflies with a hand cut white butterfly and the matching butterfly fussy cut from the 6×6 paper pad.

To balance the white die cut on the side of the photo I added one of the cut apart cards from the Memorable paper.  I had two of these cards so I fussy cut the camera and popped it up on foam for added dimension.  One of the sweet gold puffy stickers fit perfectly in the flashbulb spot!

I am very happy that I went out of my comfort zone and used the wood grain paper.  The contrast really makes the butterflies pop off the page and gives a crispness to the white while still remaining a very warm and pretty layout!  I encourage you to bust out a paper you’ve been “collecting” or use your favorite paper from a collection!

Supplies: Flourish Always Paper (344367) Flourish Charming Paper (344360 ) Flourish 6×6 Pad (344384) Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401)

Floral Birthday

I was inspired by the vintage cameras in the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection for the jumping off point for birthday decor! I have a small collection of black vintage cameras and thought the idea of Smile It’s Your Birthday would be a great theme for special someone who loves vintage, florals and photography! I started out with the gold letters as the centre of the display. I tacked them to a big black frame I use for special occasions or as a board to pin things too.

I wanted bold punches of colour and pattern so I made large and medium rosettes from the Flourish papers. Rosettes are fairly simple to make, for the large rosette you need 2 sheets of the same 12×12 pattern paper, a medium rosette uses 1 12×12 sheet.

I made 2 large rosettes, 2 medium and 1 small that I turned into a prize ribbon. The prize ribbon rosette uses 4 x 2” strips.

I love the dimension the rosettes create, plus it is a great way to be able to see the beautiful patterns in the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection!

For some smaller details I added a paper from the 6×8 paper pad to a gold frame. I then embellished on top of the glass with a tag, chipboard piece and the gorgeous wood veneer frame.

I used the Flourish Washi Tape to add a few of the die cuts on the “pin” board.

I love this little grouping of one of the medium rosettes with the swan card and camera!

I am really happy with the way my idea came together! It feels special, without being a traditional birthday theme and the florals bring warmth and life, especially if you are celebrating a winter birthday like I am!

Supplies: Maggie Holmes Flourish 12×12 Paper Pad (344383) Maggie Holmes Flourish Poppy Paper (344362) Maggie Holmes Flourish Nostalgic Paper (344370) Maggie Holmes Flourish Emma Paper (344364) Maggie Holmes Flourish Aviary Paper (344365) Maggie Holmes Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Maggie Holmes Flourish Ephemera Die-Cuts (344387) Maggie Holmes Flourish Washi Tape (344397) Maggie Holmes Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386) Maggie Holmes Flourish Wood Veneer Frame (344400) Maggie Holmes Flourish 6×8 Paper (344406) Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Foil Alpha Chipboard (680327)

Everyday

I am sharing a layout I made featuring the Pinkfresh Studio Mix No 2 Cardstock Stickers found in the January 2018 Project Life Kit. I love the feel and quality of these stickers. I used them as little “pots” for my cut file flowers (found in the February Cut File section on the website) I backed the flowers with papers from the January 2018 main kit and then stitched around them with white floss. I finished off the page with the super cute Pinkfresh Studio Mix No 2 Yellow Puffy Alpha Stickers for my long title.

Stiching up close!

 

Love the colors in the Pinkfresh Studio Mix No 2

 

Create Art

When I was at Creativation in Phoenix I was lucky enough to meet Shimelle!!  Shimelle is so friendly and down to earth, I really loved listening to her stories and her lovely laugh!  She was kind enough to give me a stack of papers and a few goodies from her new collection Box of Crayons, so I got busy and put them to use!  I immediately thought of an older photo of Hannah getting artsy which is something she did often and still does.  Box of Crayons has the perfect colors and super cute and whimsical characters and embellishments!  For a little fun I sketched messy pencil cirlces on the background!  I love this collection, definitely one you may want to check out!!

The little cat is the cutest!!  The papers layer up so beautifully, and check out the rainbow photo corners!!