Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ready, set, go time - DT layout for Just Nick

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout I've created for Just Nick!

This time I've used the Starburst cut file. I wanted to use the super cool Crate Paper Cool Kid collection which I haven't used in ages, so I needed a cut file that's good for boys, so stars it is! Although let me tell you, the other day I was shopping for clothes for my son and when I showed him a pullover I bought, mint with a big navy star on the front, he said his classmates told him stars were for girls. I'm like what the what?! Mom knows better haha! Anyway, back on topic...

I cut the cut file from white card stock and backed the open stars with different patterned papers. Now, I don't like to work with a lot of white on my cut files so the full white stars had to go ha! I hand cut some stars from patterned papers, in varying sizes and layered them up. I stitched them down in the middle and folded them up to give them some dimension. Next, I glued them down on the white stars.

Originally I wanted to go with a yellow background but then I didn't like it, so I added some woodgrain paper and a black strip in the middle for accent. I layered some tags, scraps and tissue paper behind my photos and stuck them down. I added a chipboard frame to one and a star clip to the other one. I also attached the "dude" chipboard to both photos and a die cut on the right.

I added foam adhesive to the back of the cut file and adhered it to the background. I picked out some puffy sticker stars from the collection and glued down those too as well as a rubber charm. Finally I added the stars banner chipboard piece. I'm happy I could finally use this, I generally never find the right spot for these banner type embellishments for some reason.

Last but not least, I arranged the puffy sticker title in a bit of a crooked way and glued it down. 

I wrote my journaling and stamped the date and the layout was done. I love this Crate Paper collection, for boys it's one of my favourites. I wish they came out with more like this and my other fave, Little You!

I hope you like how this layout turned out and I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have an awesome day!