Thursday, October 27, 2011

sketch support | mommy & abbie


(It’s one-page sketch week at Sketch Support again! To get the FREE sketch I based this layout on, head over to Sketch Support. While you’re there, check out all of the fabulous layouts by the Creative Team.


Supplies – patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle, Crate Paper, We R Memory Keepers, Fancy Pants; letter stickers & stickers: October Afternoon; postcard: unknown (in my Green Tangerine’s kit club-September: October Afternoon; other: pop dots & embroidery floss

1) This isn’t really a “change” I made, but I’m proud of myself so I’ll share:

I had this fun piece of gray paper with the lacy edge in my kit club box, begging to be used. However, I had already cut a big chunk out of one side that I’d used on a previous layout. Groan.

But then I noticed the big photo block covering a bunch of the background paper…hmmm…So I cut my gray paper in half & flipped the side with a piece cut out. Then I taped the 2 halves back together, so there is now a hole in the middle of my page. Make sense? That hole is now covered up & I was able to use the gray paper! Yay!

2) Since it’s not a birthday layout, I didn’t want to include birthday candles in my title block. I used a few circles & word stickers instead, popping up the “you + me” sticker (so perfect for this layout!). I also omitted the stitching, but the postcard embellishment I used had a light line defining the edge.


3) I decided to stitch my banner to my layout rather than try to string the paper. I used a ribbon scrap draped across the page to figure out where I wanted each piece of paper to go and then attached them. Then I used my Sew-Easy tool to punch holes. No pencil lines needed! Score!


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