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Friday, February 4, 2011

Create a layout in 30 Mins.....

I haven't updated my blog in over a week because my birthday was on Wednesday and I have been busy, busy, busy....So today I thought I would share a lo I did for a challenge over at and it also falls under the 52 challenges I said I would do on this blog. The challenge at was to create a single photo lo and I added the extra challenge of making it in 30 mins or less. I did so by designing the whole lo on my GYPSY and using pp and cardstock out of coordinating stacks made by DCWV. Here it is..
I created this lo using gypsy wanderings, mini monograms and Plantin Schoolbook. I used the layers feature on the gypsy and set this lo up using 7 different layers. I started with the yellow background paper which is cut at 11.38 inches wide and 12.08 inches tall. The 2nd layer was the striped scallop cut at 10.57 inches wide and 12.31 in height. Next I used the gypsy wanderings for the striped bracket looking accent under the title and that was cut at 3.49 inches wide by 2.96 inches tall.Layer 4 was the first mat under the bracket shape cut at 3.58 inches w and 3.45 inches h. The next mat was 3.97 w by 3.69 h. I did these before the yellow curved square so I would know how big to make this shape and still fit the title block and show the background. Layer 6 is the yellow mat under the gingham paper cut from Mini monograms cart and it was cut at 8.27 w by 10.29 h. The gingham red paper also from Mini cart was cut at 8.88 w by 11.16h. I used Plantin Scoolbook for the Title and the mat for the title and got the inspiration for it from a sticker I had. The border strip is from Martha Stewart Crafts. I used multiple mats to make these cuts and just cut one layer at a time. Having the whole lo planned out on my gypsy really helped speed up the process of gluing the pieces down which sometimes when making a lo I can struggle with this for days. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my creations. I hope you like it and that the directions are clear if you would like to recreate a similar lo for your scrapbook.... Have a great Day!


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