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Now I would like to share with you a couple of layouts that I made using the amazingly versatile spellbinders dies and my cuttlebug.
My first layout celebrates my little girl's 6th birthday. I wanted to fit as many photos of the day as I could without making the photos too small. I printed out the main photo 4 x 6" and the others at 4 x 3" size.
Patterned paper: Fancy-Pants, American Craft, Sassafrass, October Afternoon
Card and stickers: October Afternoon
Letters: American Craft 'Thickers', Kaisercraft 'mini alphas'
Other: Tim Holtz distress ink, stickles, crackle paint, thread, buttons
- Trim your background paper (I used this gorgeous Fancy Pants paper which matched the bright colours in my photos really well) to 11 x 11" and adhere to white cardstock to make a frame around your LO.
- Adhere a 3 x 8" rectangle of the white heart paper (American Craft 'Dear Lizzy - Spring' range) to the lft side of the LO and run an 11 x 4" strip of Sassafrass (Sweet Marmelaide) along the bottom edge.
- Adhere photos as shown, overlapping them and slipping one of the photo edges behind the lower paper strip to add dimension.
- Make a journaling card using the Spellbinders nesting labels dies to cut a label from cream paper. Stamp on the journaling lines using the 'Imaginisce' Snag-em mini stamp (available from Scotty Craft). Adhere to layout overlapping the left upper photo as shown.
- Make a rosette from paper scraps (see instructions below) and adhere to LO with a decorative card as shown.
- Paint your title letters with Tim Holtz crackle paint. Allow to dry then cover with clear stickles (both available from Scotty)
- Adhere title over a strip of yellow paper and add words to photos using the kaisercraft mini-letters.
- Add buttons, paper scraps and date sticker to complete the layout,
Using the Spellbinders nesting circle and scallopped circle dies with your cuttlebug to cut out a selection of different sized circles and scallopped circles from paper scraps that co-ordinate with your project. Ink the circle edges and distress if desired. Layer and adhere the circles together from largest to smallest alternating a plain circle with a scallopped one. You can add as many layers as you like to your rosette. For my smallest central circle I added a mini paper rosette that I cut using the Tim Holtz rosette die (also available at Scotty Craft) Complete the rosette by adding a decorative element to the middle. I used a button on my layout above but you could also use a brad, rhinestones, adhesive badge, flower - the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
The Spellbinders dies work well with material too so you could make a similar rosette from material scraps or felt.