Friday, June 1, 2018

Happiness Blooms From Within

     I have signed up for an 8 x 8 page swap. For this swap there are rules:
  • Must use Simple Stories Bloom Paper Collection
  • Must use a piece of Washi Tape
  • Must use a sticker from the Collection

     There are 12 crafters in the morning swap and 12 crafters in the evening swap. I decided I had to have ALL of the swap pages so, as usual, I signed up for both swaps. I completed the first page of the swap a couple of weeks ago using Birthday Bash Sketch #5. I finished a complementary layout this weekend using Sketch #154, which I reversed. Both of these sketches are by Lisa Hidy from Sketch N Scrap 

     I decided to use this layout for some Easter pics of my youngest grandchild. She was wearing one of the dresses I had gotten for her birthday. 

     I placed the washi tape down the left side. The sticker I chose was a banner. I placed it on a black mat and used black brads on each end. For the title I made two pockets and die cut 2 stitched tags from Stamps of Life. There is a piece of 3 x 4 ephemera that has the sentiment "happiness blooms from within". I used one line on each of the tags saving the last for the right page.
     I had just gotten this dandelion die a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to use it. I added glittery gems to the center of each.

     Several elements from the first page are repeated on the second: the washi tape with a 1/8 inch Flamingo border, the dandelions with gem centers, Flamingo tags with titles, the same patterned papers from the collection, and green seam binding on each tag.
     For stickers on the right page, I used the 3 arrows. I had to cut each one to make it appear that it was long enough to go behind the oval embellishment I made with punches.

     Here is the 3 x 4 ephemera card that I trimmed to make the titles. I also used an oval punch of these flowers to make the center of the tag embellishment. 

Materials List: 
     Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Today's the Day
                                                   Every Day Counts
                                                   4 x 6 Elements 
                                                   Washi Tape
     Card Stock: My Colors - Spanish Moss
                                      Black Magic
                      Bazzill - Flamingo
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Stitched Tags
     Embellies - Glittery Gems
                     Green Seam Binding
                     Black Mini Brads



  1. WOW! These layouts are amazing! Love them both! This line is so pretty!