Monday 24 January 2022

Step-by-step tutorial Books Are Her Happy || January Creative Kit || My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today for the first blog post of 2022! 

Today I'm sharing another step-by-step tutorial I created for My Creative Scrapbook. This month I received the January Creative Kit from Pam and I was so happy with it! I just adore the Echo Park "Day In The Life" collection!  

This is the layout I created:

First I unpacked this month's kit, the January Creative Kit. Look how awesome it looks! I just love those alphas! 

Next I chose one of the patterned papers to use as my background paper. This was one of the extra papers, so not one of the Echo Park Day in the Life papers (this made the decision to use this one for the background a little easier, lol). At the top and bottom of the paper I glued two torn strips of paper, like this:

I used my Silhouette to cut one of the free subscriber cut files from Peartree Cutfiles called "Happy" and backed the "A" with a photo of my daughter reading a book and the other letters with various pieces of patterned paper.

Before placing it on my background paper I mixed gesso with a little water to create a mixed media background: 

Using a piece of plastic packaging I transferred the watered down gesso on to my background paper:

To straighten the paper again I put it through my Minc machine twice. The heat of the Minc flattens the paper again. Such a neat trick! 

Next I placed the Happy cut file on my paper and got out the customizable Thickers from Vicki Boutin and chose a spot where I wanted to place the words "books are her":

Now came the fun part! The coloring of the letters. These Thickers are especially designed so you can color them in any way you want! So fun!

After adding a few more ephemera I machine stitched twice around my layout and also over the cut file and over some die-cuts: 

This was such a fun layout to create! Taking time to create pages like these make me so happy! 

Here are some more close-ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope I've been able to inspire you to give this kit a try (don't forget to share if you do!)! 

Here's a photo of the January Creative Kit I used: 

For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Wishing you all a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique