Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Favorite Photos

Ok I think I must have one of the cutest kids in the whole world (I’m not biased at all). Its lucky he’s so darn cute because on some days it’s his only saving grace. LOL When I saw this picture I knew it needed to be showcased, although it’s not the best photograph the expression is priceless, and just looking at it makes you smile.

When creating this LO, I wanted to keep simple lines and a lighthearted “boy” approach. I wanted the photo to be the main focus so I blew it up 8x10. By using several pattern papers the LO has a complicated look, but rest assured it’s really quite easy! Don’t have a boy? You can adapt this LO using any of your own pattern Papers and coordinating embellishments to showcase one of your own special photos.

Adhesive, Trimmer, scissors, 3 coordinating Pattern papers (Bo Bunny Shabby princess line used), 2 sheets of orange cardstock (bazzil ), 1 sheet of navy Blue Cardstock (bazzil) 1 sheet of green ric-rack edged cardstock (bazzil), red, yellow, & green cardstock (bazzil) –scraps are great, Ribbon, navy button,3 star chipboard shapes, Quickuts Revolution Diesel Alpha and swirl emboss folders, Azurite, Dark Moss, & Lipstick red chalk inks (colorbox).

Cut 3 1/4 off the striped pattern paper, you won’t be using this strip so discard to your scrap pile. Cut another 3 inch strip and Adhere it to the left edge on the right side of your LO. Use the remaining stripe paper and adhere to the right edge of the left side of you LO.

Next chalk the edges of your pre-cut rickrack edged green cardstock in dark Moss. Then adhere centerd on the right side of your LO.

Cut 2 strips 5 ½ x 12 out of the dot paper. chalk edges using Azurite

Cut your star paper 7 ¾ x 101/4 adhere to the right hand corner of the right page. Over that Adhere the dot pattern paper to both sides of LO, about 1/3 of the way up.

For the title we will be using a fun tool, the Quickuts Revolution. You can find the Revolution and its dies at World Class scrappers in Boise where Quickuts are always 30% off!!

First you will need to cut your carstock 4x4 to fit in the Revolution.

Place your magnetized letters on the plate. your cardstock and the shim, turn the crank and wala! A title-yep it’s that easy!

Next is the fun part. Using the swirl embossing folder, place your die cut letters inside the folder, and run it through the revolution..and wala…embossed swirls on your letters!

Arrange title to span across both sides of the LO. for a little extra fun I added a small button for the period.

Next cover your chipboard stars in cardstock & chalk

Tie a ribbon in the centers

Cut out a few extra stars out of the Pattern paper and then adhere along with your photo.

And there you have it, my Mr. personality. isn't he cute? Now go capture your Mr (or Miss) Personality and get a special page scrapped!


Tracy said...
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Jenn said...

Love this layout Heather! You did a great job on it and M is just way too cute!

Anonymous said...

This is *almost* as cute as it is in real life :) I was glad to sit next to you while you created it. It's awesome and I *will* be casing it :) Only for a "Miss Personality" instead, lol.