Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Dec 1 - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hello crafty peeps,

I'm sharing a new layout with you today, that I made for the Paige Evans Design Team, using the Bungalow Lane collection. As I was browsing through Paige's cut files, I was drawn to the Star Layers cut file (Design ID: 375233). Stars are always good for boys, right? Then I remembered that there's a fun star patterned paper in the collection, so it was decided; I needed to make some kind of star layout!

I resized the cut file and die cut a few different sizes. Originally I planned to only use the outlines and add some layered patterned paper stars in the middle but I changed my mind along the way. I liked the look of the white stars, so I cut the patterned paper stars in a smaller size. Eventually I didn't create layered stars either - you know, the ones that are stitched down the middle and then both sides bent up? I just glued together all 3 layers and adhered these stars using foam tape, to the middle of each white star.

I added some tissue paper to my photo and glued it all in place. My title is just Dec 1, because I prefer short titles and this photo was about my son showing off his advent calendar on December 1.

I went through all the embellishments and tried to find some things that fit either my topic or my design. Well, I guess you could say I also used some random embellies that don't go with either, but they are great anyway, for dimension and interest! That's how I ended up using chipboard buttons in the middle of my stars, for instance! 

I also added a bunch of puffy sticker stars, sentiment stickers and chipboard stickers. 

Oh, and before adhering down the big red star, I wrapped some twine around it, like it was a present. I actually did this with several stars but it felt too much and too messy with the already busy background. So I only left the red star like that. 

I wrote my story on a journaling spot and tucked it behind my photo. I stamped my date on a label sticker and attached it as well. Not that I really needed this since my title is the same hehe! Well, maybe the year is good to remember too!

Okay, that's all there is to this page! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!