Making Gifts for Life

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dreams are Whispers on your Soul Layout

A very blue monochromatic layout. For the most part the only colors are this layout are blue. There is a small amount of yellow and cream to give the layout some balance. The two small butterflies were stamped then cut out, I rolled the wings over a paintbrush end and gave them a little dimension. The music paper was stamped and torn. The bird is a die cut made with my Making Memories Slice machine, then I inked the edges with Blue Iris Cat's Eye Queue Chalk Ink by Colorbox. Most of the flowers are Prima or Recollections. The blue flower paper, the dark blue paper, and the light blue paper are Scrapbook Walls paper. The bigger butterfly is Prima.
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October/Autumn Layout

October/Autumn Layout - This layout is very simple and easy to do with little to no products. I wanted to make a page that was cheap, but cute, in these economic times it's hard to buy so many embellishments for just one page. SO I decided to do a budget worthy layout. I think it came out very cute and I will show you how to do it, what costs were and what the total cost for the entire page was. (Besides not purchasing anything to make this layout, I also tried to use things that I have had around in my stash for sometime but haven't used.)
The two background papers are from one stack by SEI. I didn't have the scalloped striped piece so I made one myself, that is one way to stay furgile. I traced another scalloped piece that I liked the shape of and cut it out and inked it. Paper cost for background papers: $.85
Felt Border in brown: $1.00
I used scraps for all the die cuts and the mat. Cost of scrap: $.25
I made all the die cuts with the Slice machine, and since I already own that, cost of die cuts: free.
The chipboard corner, october and autumn sticker were from the Seasons chipboard box by DCWV a long time ago. I have been dying to use them, because they are simple and they matched this layout perfect. I happened to also get the entire set on clearance, cost: $.11
The flowers are made by Kaiser scrapbook, they are made out of paper and come 60 flowers to a package, I used 4 on this layout, 2 small ones and 2 medium (which I layered), cost: $.33.
The pearl stickies are by Hero Arts, they come 36 to a package and cost: $.21.
Total cost of the entire page is: $2.75!!!!!
Can you believe it?

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Enjoy The Day Layout

Enjoy The Day Layout -  This layout is very simple. White cardstock is the base. The dark gray paper with pink flowers is cut to 3 x 10.5. The light gray paper is cut to 6 x 8. Then they were distrssed with the Zutter distressing tool and inked with black ink. I found in my stash a metal tile that said "life", a little epoxy sticker that said "live laugh love", a silver heart brad, some clear bubble like dimensional babbles, silk flowers (I added the pearl centers) and a black flourish from Prima. The banner and bird come from the same stamp set as the "enjoy the day" title, they were all made by The Girls Paperie, they are an arcylic set of stamps in the vintage whimsy line.

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Young Layout

Young Layout - Papers are Bo Bunny, it's their new line called: Timepiece Collection.
I cut the cog paper into an 11.5 x 11.5 square, layered onto a 12 x 12 piece of brown antiqued paper. The cream paper is cut into 3.5 x 10.75, and the red paper is 2.75 x 9. The cream script paper is 5 x 5 square. All the pieces were distressed with the Zutter distressing tool, then inked with dark brown ink. The pocket watches are cut from one of the other Bo Bunny patterned paper  from the Timepiece Collection line. The flowers are cut from dark vellum with my Slice machine. The cogs are cut from the same paper as the background. The title is old scrabble tiles.

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