Monday, October 2, 2017

Guesting at Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort

Hi there,

Not so long ago I shared with you my projects I created with the wonderful Escape the Ordinary collection as part of my guest post at Pinkfresh Studio.
Today I'm sharing projects with another awesome collection, Boys Fort. It's hard to come by great boy collections. For little boys there are a couple but a truly masculine collection that one can use for bigger boys and adults is hard to find. This one here ticks all the boxes for me. I think it's so unique and awesome! But hey, that's Pinkfresh Studio for you!
I created 3 layouts and a card with envelope (well technically 10 but they are all the same :D). 
For my first layout I created a few pinwheels from different patterned papers (Wisdom, Bold,  Wowzers, You Rule). For my background I used gray card stock, because I had a lot of different patterns in the pin wheels already. However I don't like to work with plain backgrounds, so I cut down the gray card stock, distressed its edges and added my favorite patterned paper, Tough, behind it. I cut a yellow circle out of card stock to mat my photo and just to add a little color pop. I arranged my pinwheels around this circle and glued them down. I placed a wood button in the middle of each one. I also added a few other embellies to the circle: die cuts, different stickers, fabric pennants and wood veneer. To finish it off, I added my title, date, journaling and some black ink splatters.

For my next layout I just cut five wide strips of the following patterned papers: Thumbs Up, High Five, Bold,  Wowzers, You Rule, and adhered them to the top of the Game On background paper line up next to each other. I tore the bottom of each one at a different length. I then mirrored all this at the bottom. As a next step I created a cut file (from a star cluster cut file that is available in the Silhouette Design store) to add to the top part of my layout. I backed some of the stars with yellow card stock. I placed my photo on the paper strips and tucked some embellishments behind it: wood veneer and die cuts. I attached a couple of puffy stickers to my photo and scattered a few wood buttons around. I tucked my title, for which I used the chipboard alpha stickers, behind the paper strips at the bottom, wrote up my journaling  and I was done.

For my third layout I chose to work with another favorite from the collection, actually it is the B side of my other fave (Tough) so technically it's the same favorite ha! I love to create layouts at an angle and I love big, bold titles, so I combined these two on this page. I cut the title from white card stock then backed each letter with a different paper: Thumbs Up, High Five, Bold,  Wowzers, You Rule and yellow card stock. Once done, I popped up the title with the help of foam adhesive. Before gluing this to my background I tucked both my photos behind it. Then came the embellishments: wood buttons, puffy stickers, die cuts, wood veneer and some tags. I added my journaling, some black ink splatters and stamped my date.

My son's birthday was coming up in September so I thought I'd make invites for his party. I haven't had my Cuttlebug for very long so I barely worked with dies before. I like to try new (to me) things and the Let's Celebrate stamp and die set by Inna Moreva came in handy! Since my scrapbooking style involves more patterned papers than paint, I decided to create the cards from patterned papers. I used Bold, Tough, You Rule and some white and yellow card stock. I stamped the little images on these papers and fussy cut them all. I'll tell you, this took ages haha! Well mainly because I made 10 it was a lot of fussy cutting. I don't mind though, it's kind of relaxing. I loved to do this as a child too. Then putting the cards together took no time at all! I'll be honest, since I have my Cameo I haven't bought a single envelope. So I picked a simple envelope cut file and sized it to fit my cards. I cut the lining from yellow card stock and cut "You're Invited" in it. Then glued everything in place.
I also made favor boxes with the same collection, but I didn't edit the photo yet! They turned out really cool though, every kid loved them!

That's it folks! I hope you like my projects as much as I loved working on them!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day,