Hello friends! Last week I got to share my step-by-step tutorial for this layout on the blog of My Creative Scrapbook and I thought I'd share it here as well.
I used the April Main Kit to create this page. I totally adore all Pebbles Inc. collections and was so very happy Pam included lots of the Jen Hadfield Patio Party collection in this kit!
Here's the layout I created and I thought I'd show you how it came together:
As the photo is one of my son celebrating his 18th birthday I wanted to create a special page, a very festive & happy one. After a bit of thinking I came up with the idea of creating garlands and placing them over the entire page.
I got started and using this very handy punch I punched a whole lot of little flags:
I used a few strips of paper cut from two different sheets only. As the sheets are double-sided I had more than enough different patterns to choose from.
Next I decided where I wanted the garlands to be on my page and using a pencil & ruler to draw thin lines:
I used a tiny bit of glue to adhere the flags, but left white space where I wanted to place the photo later-on:
Using my trusted sewing machine I stitched the flags into place:
Before continuing on my page I erased the pencil lines. The photo and embellishing came next. I matted the photo twice, added one of the Thickers words and chose a few die-cuts & a card and adhered these all.
I wrote the journaling along the lines of the garland, included a date stamp and added a few paint drops and I was done!
Here are a few close-ups:
I adhered some of the die-cuts with adhesive foam dots:
And I chose some of my favorite die-cuts, like this awesome flamingo:
This is it! Hope you like it!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing you happy scrapping!