Wednesday, December 23, 2015
12x12 Scrapbook Layout for Cut At Home
Thanks for stopping by today! I have a fun Scrapbook Layout to share with you for Cut At Home. I was recently looking through my scrapbooks, and only saw 2 out of dozens of layouts, that had photos of myself in them. I know that I need to be better about documenting photos of myself, just as I do my family.
I lost my mom at an early age, and do not have many photos of her, therefore I do not want the same for my son, or my family. I hope that I can inspire you to document a photo of yourself, not those of just your family. I think your family will appreciate it!
Here's a 12x12 layout. I used a 5x5 photo, and printed the words "Just Imagine" onto the photo. The font was a design from the on-line Silhouette Store. I also choose to print my photo in black & white. They are my FAVORITE to scrapbook!
Behind my photo, I used a gorgeous die from Spellbinders....Imperial Square. This is a detailed, and beautiful die:
I cut the die from smooth white cardstock, and ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot Machine.
The black stripped paper is from Heidi Swapp's Hello Beautiful Paper Pack. I also used a few strips of scraps I had from My Minds Eye Find Your Wings And Fly collection. I thought they paired beautifully. For the background, I used smooth white cardstock. I then cut my black stripped paper slightly, leaving a white border. I adhered all my papers down using Angel Craft Tape.
I also fussy-cut a few flowers from the same Heidi Swapp collection. To the center of the bottom left flowers, I added the word "dream" using Penny Black's Envision Die...another one of my favorites! I cut that from DCWV Glitzy silver glitter paper. I added a rhinestone
buckle, along with a pearl to the center.
A tip for fussy-cutting, is to let your scissors do the work. Turn your paper, not your scissors, and take your time. After cutting out my flowers, I edged them using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot.
Another one of my favorite dies to use is the Marianne Design Creatables Bow Die! This die also comes with an optional piece that allows you to add a design of stars to the top of it, or just the bow itself, as I did on my layout. I added a pearl brad to the center.
For my cluster at the top, I added a silver scallop piece, cut using a Fiskars Edge Punch from the same DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack. I also tucked a scallop piece to the right & left of my photo. I adhered my bow to the top of a Spellbinders Petite Labels One Die. I first backed that on a piece of light-weight chipboard giving it dimension.
For a little texture, I added two Dandelion wood cut-outs from Wild Orchid Crafts.
If you'd like to see a video of this layout come together, and a full list of supplies used, please click stop by Cut At Home's Blog. I hope you've enjoyed today's project, and I've inspired you to scrap photos of yourself, as well as your family!
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