Mar 13, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd -  4  -

Hello crafty friends!

It looks like Spring is not willing to come yet, and once again we are having Winter visit us.   My cure for the winter blues is to work with colors.  For the past weeks, I have been crushing on colors, and the first project for Scrapbook Nerd is a perfect example of my dreams and wishes.

My little nephew turned "4" a few weeks ago, and we got together to celebrate the little (i came home with 400 pictures :) ).   To document this special occasion, I pulled the super colorful Joy Parade collection from Fancy Pants.   Using the  Abstract Angle cut file from the Cut Shoppe, and an alphabet from the Silhouette Store, the cut-out was created.  

Celebrations are always filled with confetti, so a shaker element was in order.   For this I simply substracted the "4" image from the Abstract Angles cut file in the Silhouette software (there will be a tutorial on this in the near future).  Some of the  triangles were backed with papers from the collection, and the 4 was backed with vellum.   The hand stitching adds texture to the layout, but it also helps to secure the sequins from going everywhere.  This can easily be achieved by adding the sequin and glitter before the last 20 stitches are added.

The picture of my little nephew blowing his candle was framed with pieces from the collection.  The little party hat was just a cute add-on to the picture.

To complete a visual triangle,  a small cluster of the collection's ephemera was created at the bottom of the cut-out.   This collection is filled with beautiful die cuts that can be used not just for birthdays, but any celebration during the year.   Here is the  final layout:

The ending look of this layout is striking, and fun.   Though there are not a lot of details in the layout, the focus is on the shaker element and the black and white picture.   I hope this serves as inspiration for your work.   Remember to visit Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials used in this layout.  You can always contact me with any questions on how this came together.

Take care!

Materials Used:
Abstract Angles - cut file - The Cut Shoppe

Joy Parade collection - Fancy Pants Designs - ephemera, cork stickers, puffy stickers, 12x12 kit

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