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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Create a Layout Using a Handmade Embellishment

This is the scrapbooking challenge I choose for this week. It was really fun to create my own embellishment. I didn't want to just cut out a cricut shape and use that. I decided to cut out heart shapes from patterned paper and see what other shape i could make with them. This is what I came up with...
All hearts were cut from Plantin Schoolbook. The sizes were 1 1/4 inches, 1 inch and 3/4 of an inch. I inked the edges of all the hearts and layered two with foam flowers. The blue border strip was cut from Home Accents Solution Cartridge. All 3 heart flowers have brad centers. Since I have a ton of eyelets and never use them I decided to use them on this page to add interest by threading them with baker's twine. I cut slits in all four corners of the pink cs and slid the corners of the black cs in the slits to add interest. I love the mixture of the different patterned papers (DCWV) I used on this layout.

I also put two hidden journaling spots on either side of the photo using the mats to hold them. One is under the pink mat and pulls out to the left while the other pictured ablove is under the orange mat and pulls out to the right. I haven't added any journaling yet because I want to get my children's perspective of hanging out with their buddies. The title is raw chipboard I purchased from HSN by Paper delights. I love this chipboard set (i ordered 2) it has many different alphabets and shapes that can be altered in so many different ways. You will see many of these chipboard pieces on my los to come. These pieces on this lo I just painted to incorporate all the colors of the different pp I used. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Have a great Day.


  1. Great layout Sarah! I love the way you used the eyelets...that's a nice touch! Also love the hidden journal tags...very nice!
    Tanya - Nonna's Craft Corner

  2. Beautiful layout! I love the way the different elements came together! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice layout. I love how you used the eyelets.
    I have left a blog award for you on my blog.