We are continuing with our Easter and spring themed projects, and today is all about layouts. I love that our designers got creative and used a variety of collections to create their layouts, even pulling products from the Love And Marriage and Birthday Girl collections, showing how versitle our collections can be.
“Easter”, by Kim Jeffress.
This year I decided to create a little Easter display for my kitchen table, I went hunting around my house and also at the local shopping center for the perfect pieces. I wanted it to be bright and cheery so I went for crisp white with a touch of yellow and pink! When I printed off my photos and started looking through my papers the soft grey woodgrain pattern from the Love and Marriage Smokeys in love paper was a perfect subtle backdrop for my photos. I added in little touches of pink and yellow around my layout to pull it all together.
Love and Marriage: Smokeys in Love, May Eighteenth; Kiss Me: Love Notes, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Girl: Miles of Smiles, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Banana; Designer Tapes: Hot Pink Dot, 12mm Combo
"Spring Spectacular", by Yohko Takiguchi.
As soon as I saw March Sketch #1 I fell in love. So I decided to use this sketch for my spring layout. I used a photo of “Hanami”, the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of cherry blossoms in April. The cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan and there are cherry trees everywhere in Japan!
Spring Flings & Easter Things: Sunny Sunday, A Tisket A Tasket, Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Miniatures; Flags: Spring Flings and Easter Things; Birthday Girl: Sugar Rush; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Clouds
"Sweet Sweet Face", by Jenny Evans.
Bella Blvd's alphas are one of my favorite products! They make it easy to do long titles (currently a favorite of mine), and coordinate with ALL Bella collections.
Spring Flings & Easter Things: Borders, Mom's Bouquet, A Tisket A Tasket, Sunny Sunday, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniatures Stickers; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Banana; High Five Alpha Stickers: Gulf, Piggy-Punch, Green, Yellow; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Stripe, Blue Chevron, Pony Dot; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers, Gulf Squares
"The Easter Egg Hunt", by Leanne Allinson.
I've been wanting to make my layouts more interactive lately, as well as document the story behind the photo and use gorgeous patterned paper. With Easter approaching I also thought this would be the perfect time to see if my idea works!
First I created a small card with a pop-up rabbit inside. I found a free pop-up rabbit template on Pinterest and sized it to fit into the card that would be adhered to my layout. I traced the template onto cardstock and then covered it with patterned papers from Bella's Birthday Girl collection.
The embellished template was then folded and adhered to the card. The next step was to fussy cut enough flowers from the Sand & Surf Paradise patterned paper, to embellish both the front and inside of the small card. I also mixed in some fussy cut flowers from the Birthday Girl Party Dress patterned paper, to create more depth and interest.
When it came to designing my layout, I still wanted to retain some white space and keep the flap of the card somewhat disguised until you looked closely. The discreet paper clip holds the flap down so the focus remains on the photo. As the card opens, it reveals my journaling and the surprise 3D element of the bunny.
The front of the card then covers my photo so that the focus now changes to settle on the bunny in a field of Spring flowers.
To attach the card to my layout, I used strong double sided tape. Another option would be to machine stitch it into place. The layout was then completed with clusters of more fussy cut flowers and an Easter banner in the top corner, created from the Spring Flings and Easter Things miniatures stickers.
Sand & Surf: Paradise, Borders & Cute Cuts, Flying High, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Spring Flings & Easter Things: Miniatures Stickers; Birthday Girl: Party Dress, Borders, Miles of Smiles; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Saltwater; High Five Alpha Stickers: Gulf; Flags: Sand & Surf; Ciao Chip Elements: Borders