Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy Birthday- Card Layout

Hello and Happy President's Day! I have a layout to share today!

First I was inspired by this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

I am always looking for new ways to display cards in my scrapbooks and I thought this sketch would work well for that! I had the photo of my kids and I and went from there. I also flipped the sketch horizontally because I was working with scraps and that was the way it worked best. The other challenge that inspired me was the current challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge:  February you may use one full sheet of paper only, and all other pieces of paper in the layout must be from your scraps. One embellishment must be leftover from a package where you have used your favourite embellies from it already, and have not found a use for the one you choose yet. 

The only whole sheet of paper I used was the background cardstock. The rest were scraps, many from this layout. I have a couple of embellishments that were "left over." The red and yellow tag behind my photo is from and OLD Basic Grey collection that I only have a few tags left from. The chipboard buttons are from a pack of Studio Calico buttons that a lot of the colors have been picked over. I used an embossing folder on some Core-dinations cardstock for the top right to mimic the paisley patterned paper in the bottom left. I cut the title and balloons with the Cricut and outlined them in black to make the stand out a bit. I realized after I uploaded the photo that I meant to add some journaling to the page, so I will go back and do that. :)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Cardstock- My Mind's Eye, Core' dinations
Patterned Paper- Die Cute With a View, American Crafts, Bella Blvd., other
Chipboard- Studio Calico
Pen- Sharpie
Transparency- Fancy Pants
Tag- Basic Grey
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridges- Cricut Classic Font, Stretch Your Imagination
Twine- Pink Paislee
Embossing Folder- Sizzix


  1. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing at LGS.

  2. Lovely use of stash, thank you for sharing with us at AFSC

  3. Beautiful page!!! Thank you for joining us @LGS!

  4. Great layout and take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us @LGS :)

  5. Love you take on the sketch. Your colours are great. Thanks for joining in at Let's Get Sketchy.

  6. Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at LGS!

  7. Great use of scraps! Thanks for sharing at AFSC. Eli

  8. Beautiful layout, love what you did with the sketch, thanks you for joining us at LGS!!

  9. So sweet - thanks for playing along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - great to have you here!