Cousin Fun – 12 x 12 Scrapbooking layout

Hey everyone. I’m back with the second of three layouts to enter into White with 1 Cyber Crop on Facebook. This time the challenge was to use a grid layout with white and blue. There were optional extras too – fill one of the grid sections with journaling or add stamping to your layout, so I added both of those.

I love these photos which were taken in 2013 at my side of the family’s Xmas get together. We pick a day other than Christmas Day that as many people can make and have a pot luck lunch…there are usually around 20 of us which makes up about half of the side of the family. These are a few of the cousins and I love seeing them still have fun playing games even though they are grown up.

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MFT Birthday Project Challenge – Beary Best

I created this card for the current My Favorite Things Birthday Project Challenge. It’s not my usual style of card but I love the final feel of the card and hope it inspires you to try something a bit different.

I have a super pretty 12 x 12 pad of patterned paper from Crafters Choice (Pale Garden) which has some stunning floral images so I chose one and based the colour scheme of the images around that. I used the My Favorite ThingsĀ Town Bear and Sweet Sloth stamps set. The stamp images were coloured with Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies.

To make the base I cut out the circle out of the patterned paper using a nesting die and using that die plus one slightly larger I made a skinny frame out of plain white cardstock. I adhered the frame to the patterned paper with glue.

I adhered the cut out circle directly onto the cardbase and arranged the background images on top. I then placed a larger circle of thin vellum over the images to mute the look of them, so the card doesn’t look too busy. I really wanted the little bear to stand out.

Using my ATG I taped the patterned paper to the cardbase and then popped up the cutey pie bear and the clouds using dimensional foam.

To finish off I used a corner rounder on two of the corners and that’s it done.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip

AAA Birthday – Game #12 – Dots and/or Stripes

It’s such a strange time in the world now and if you are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic please stay safe. As it’s now April, it’s time for a new challenge at AAA Birthday. This month we want DOTS and/or STRIPES. Hop on over to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team have created and a special welcome to Barbara as this months guest designer…she has created a fabulous card this month.

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