Monday, April 18, 2011

How to make a simple layout

The Imagine, Cherish, Reflections and Magic How To books are really incredible. If you haven't picked up copies for yourself by now, you're really missing out. I did this page from a pattern in the Imagine book, it's simple, fast and easy to put together.

I used Lucky paper, my current favorite along with the Enjoy Life stamp set. The first thing I did was use some kraft paper as the base pages for this layout. It's one of our brand new products and this is actually the first time I tried it out and I love it. I dry embossed lines into the papers and instead of sanding them, ran my desert sand ink pad over the lines which made them pop out and look really distressed. Try it, it's so much fun!

I added a piece of the pattern paper to the left page at the top which measured 4 x 12 and one to the top of the second page which measured 3 x 12. Don't forget to distress those too and keep them flush with the top of the page.

Cut five sunset cardstock pieces 3 x 3 and add four directly under the pattern paper on the left page and one all the way to the left under the pattern paper on the right hand page. Cut a strip of sunset paper that measures 1/2 by 9 and glue it under the pattern paper flush with the right hand side.

Make a title out of your favorite letter stamps (I used Baroque) and glue onto a mat (size varies depending on your title). Attach at the bottom of the page where desired. On the right hand page add a journaling block measuring 3 x 5 and a mat measuring 4 x 3 and place as shown. Don't forget to distress all. I added some dry embossed lines to the journaling block to write on.

Stamp the "Life" sentiment on the third square over using outdoor denim ink. Stamp the bicyclist in sunset ink on a circle you've cut out with our scallop punch out of colonial white and outdoor denim cardstocks, layer over each other and glue towards the bottom right of the same square. Stamp the clock in outdoor denim on another colonial white circle. Glue a blue ribbon coming down from the top of the page and attach the circle over it.

Add more ribbon across the four sunset cardstock mats and three buttons with waxy flax to the right of the mat on the right hand page. Attach two brads just under the first sunset cardstock mat on the left page and you're done. Easy and fast!! If you love what you see, buy it HERE.

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