Hello Everyone! Virginia Walker here with another 12x12 layout. For this layout I am using the Flourish butterfly cut file (design id 277097). I altered the cut file slightly so that I could cut it out as a border. I did this by making it a compound path then offsetting it in the Silhouette Studio. This gave me a frame to back with patterned paper and I used the Pick Me Up 6x6 paper pad for this. I was’nt sure how I was going to embellish the page though because the Butterfly was so pretty on it’s own. I chose patterned paper 22 from the Pick me up collection as my base, it is a lovely neutral print with an XO pattern on it which was perfect for my photo. I eventually decided on embellishing with some of the florals stickers, chipboard stickers and puffy stickers from Pick me up and fussy cut a few butterflies from the butterfly washi tape in the Pick me up washi book. My title was created using the Blue foam alphas from Pick me up and the word Today from the Chipboard stickers. I also added a few other pieces from the die cut pack but I felt like it needed a little more when I was finished. So I used the stitched heart stamp from the Turn the page stamp set and one of the small hearts from the Oh my heart stamp set and stamped them in gold ink around my 3 embellishment clusters. That really finished off the layout for me!
Happy Crafting xx
together time for us! Focusing on the photo and the story I was trying to tell I decided to use some of my Crate Paper valentines collections... Firstly because I love this little moment and the colours in her cardigan coodinated perfectly. I cut one of Paige Evans cutfiles from the silhouette store and set about creating this collection using pieces from Crate Paper Hello Love, Heart Day and Main squeeze collections as well as some papers from the Jen Hadfield Everyday 12x12 paper pad to bring in some dark blues.
I peeled the backing off the masked hearts and arranges them down my strings... in a way that they looked appealing. Varying the sizes down the length of the strings. Then where I had placed my largest hearts, I attached them on top of the masked hearts with a tiny amount of atg tape. This would allow me to continue the mixed media on them, but the mask underneath would leave the shape white once peeled off.
sized punch I punched some vellum that had gold foiled hearts on it. I folded all my hearts down the centre and set about layering them on top of my heart shapes that had been masked. I adhered them to my card front with just a thin line of scotch tacky glue that was placed down the centre fold of each heart and then used my sewing machine and gold thread to stitch “strings” down the length of my hearts. To finish off the card I punched a few more tiny hearts from gold glitter card stocks and placed them at the bottom of the strings and empty spaces and covered them with glossy accents.
A really easy to make card with a bunch of interest and I am certain my Mother in law will love it!
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I found the centre of my page then drew a circle with a pencil and compass. This gave me a guide to then stitch in gold thread with my sewing machine in a messy circle numerous times. This served as a base for my wreath design and also gave me the ability to feature the gold stitching through gaps in the Embellishments that I intended to place.
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I cut some Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock into 2 pieces, the first measuring 4 and and a quarter inches by 5 and a half inches, the second measuring 5 and a half inches by 8 and a half inches, scored it in half and folded it and this forms the base for my card. Using the smaller piece of card I cut the word Happy using a set of Kaisercraft letter dies, making sure to retain all of the pieces. I placed a strip of low tack tape across the back of the card and reinstated the cut out letters into the places they were cut from.
The final touches were a simple gold embossed “have a” banner popped up on foam for just above the word Happy 3 tiny gold glitter butterflies that I cut with one of my hand pouches and a few clear sequins in various sizes. To complete the sentiment I stamped Birthday in black ink on the inside of the card.
A lovely elegant little card. I love the shimmery texture Nuvo embellishment mousse provides and its wide variety of colours makes it a very versatile and handy item to have in your stash.
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