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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cutest Pumkin in the Patch Layout

This is a layout I did for the Cricut messageboard LID challenge.  I've been waiting for a way to perfectly display these photos of my son from last year and once I saw the sketch, I knew they would be a perfect fit!  The sketch can be found HERE.

The striped paper in the background comes from a Heidi Grace page kit I found at Big Lots.  Actually, a lot of the elements of this page are Heidi Grace.  The rest of the papers, including the glitter paper come from the DCWV Bon Voyage cardstock stack.  I just LOVE the earthy colors of that stack!

I had a lot of fun but just a little frustration making the title for my page.  All of the words except for "pumpkin" are Heidi Grace rub ons.  The small letters kept moving on me so this was actually my second attempt at my title.  The first one came out cute, but the letters were all messed up so I had to go back to the drawing board!

I cut each circle out and inked the edges with a Chestnut Roan Cat's Eye chalk ink pad.  The brown circle was run through my Sizzix purse with a Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder.  Then I added the rubons, added the green felt Thickers lettering, and attached the Heidi Grace flowers with a coordinating brad.


I wanted to add more pics but since the sketch only called for two, I made my page a little interactive.  I added this tab so that we can flip to the other pictures.  The tab was cut from the Fabulous Finds Cricut cartridge and the 'loveable' chipboard sticker is from Heidi Grace.



Here's what it looks like when you flip to see the extra photos.  I always seem to get a lot of great shots and I would hate for them to get lost in the shuffle, so hiding photos like this in a scrapbook page is a great way to add them while not distracting from the original sketch. 



The scalloped border at the bottom was created using a little bit of welding and my Gypsy.  The green strip and the beige strip of paper were crimped using my Fiskars paper crimper.  I like the texture it adds.

Well, that about does it!  Thanks for checking out my page.  See you soon :)

5 comments:

  1. Traci, that is the coolest page! I love the colors and especially like how the photo flips up! You are making me ready for Fall!

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  2. Such a cute layout! Great job!

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  3. That is very cute, I love how you made it flip so you have extra photo's....Never thought of doing that. TFS.....Rexann

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  5. I really love how you added extra photos on this layout. It adds a very special touch to an already adorable layout. I really love your work!

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