Aug 16, 2016

Always Be Yourself

Scrapbook Layout  created for The Cut Shoppe - Always Be Yourself -

Hello everyone,

It seems that time is flying by; we are ready to start a new school year here in Canada.   It is  a bittersweet time in our household, as our daughter will be attending to High School, she is not a little girl no more!.   This sentiment inspired this project; here is the video of how the project was created:

For this layout, I used my favorite collection from Illustrated Faith, "She Blooms".   Using the Cut Shoppe's  Open your Heart (only one of the hearts was enlarged and manipulated to just cut the folding side of the heart), the large folding 'heart' shape edge was cut.  To add interest to the cut out, one of the shapes in the  Oodles of Doodles  cut file was welded together to create this firework/lace paper that was layered under the cut-out part of the heart.

Machine stitching adds texture, and secures the pieces together.

The folded edge of the heart was also stitched to the page,  Using  an exacto knife, part of the design of the page was cut to create a pocket where the picture could fit.   I added paper pieces, stickers, and chipboard stickers from the collection to form all the clusters around the picture.

I made sure the heart dimensions and placement allowed the picture to fit
in this corner of the page.

To convey the  encouraging sentiment to the page, the title was created by isolating part of the Quick Quotes cut file.  Once cut,  the edges were drawn over with a thin black marker.

The title was attached using foam glue dots, ensuring the words are lifted off the page.

To finish the layout, a small prayer was added inside one of the white lines below the picture, and some small details added around the page..  Here is the final layout:

I love the final look of  the page, and my daughter has already framed it in her cork board...  I hope this inspires you to create using the beautiful designs from the Cut Shoppe.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting!

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper collection, She Blooms,  Illustrated Faith
Paper pieces, stickers, chipboard stickers, She Blooms collection, Illustrated Faith
Heart enamel stickers,  Illustrated Faith
Cut files:  The Cut Shoppe

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