Friday, March 25, 2022

My Boy - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafters,

Today I'm back with a scrapbook layout, as promised!

As (almost) always, my starting point was the cut file. Actually, in this case, two. I knew I wanted to use the My Boy cut file (Design ID: 401445), because I figured it would go with any collections, any designs. But then I saw the Stripes Background (Design ID: 401436) cut file and I just had to use that too! 

We recently redecorated Maxim's room and we painted one of his walls in navy-white stripes. So, I thought the cut file would be perfect for a photo of him in his room (back then it was just semi-finished, ha!). Now, apparently, I have already used up all dark blue patterned papers from Paige's collections, I only have some scraps left - so I had to go with a navy card stock. I was actually pretty lucky, because I had just one full sheet! I die cut the cut file from heavy weight white card stock and glued it in the middle of the navy card stock. I added the thinner strips back in, using foam tape, to create a bit of interest, texture, and dimension.

I die cut the My Boy cut file twice from white card stock. This is not something that needs to be done, I just like the dimensional look this creates. I do this on cards all the time but obviously I didn't use to do this on layouts until a year or so ago. Sometimes my cut file doesn't look very nice by the time I finish backing it, it's full of creases etc. This second layer hides those too. Anyway, I pulled out patterned papers from Bungalow Lane that are present in my photo, blues and mustard. I backed the letters and the stars in the cut file, with various papers. I then attached this to the background with foam tape.

I layered some tissue paper behind my photo and adhered it down, above the cut file, also using foam tape. I didn't want to throw away the white fall out pieces from the cut file, at least not all of them - so I glued together the two B's, O's and Y's and tucked them behind my photo. Maybe it makes no sense from a design point of view, but I like the way that looks haha!

I fussy cut out some labels/tags from one of the patterned papers and used them as embellishments. I also added some sentiment stickers, foam stickers, various button stickers. I stamped my date on one of the tags and I stamped some hearts on the other tag, using Paige's roller stamp from her Take Me Away collection. I added navy twine and glued these down with foam tape. I added foam tape to most of the embellishments actually. I like all that dimension!

I wrote my journaling in the letter O - I specifically chose a lined blue paper to back this letter for this reason. 

That's it! I hope you like how this page turned out!
Thank you very much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!