This layout was inspired by the journaling tag by MME. I just loved the banner shape and thought I could mirror that with my photos. The photos were cut to 6"x3", then I notched out the bottom, using the tag as a template. To create the ruffled border, I trimmed the dress maker's pattern paper into 1" wide strips and joined them together. A strip of double sided tape was adhered to the back of the diecut, then the paper strip was pinched and added to the tape.
The background of this patterned paper by Bo Bunny was the jumping off point for this layout. I cut around the edge of the printed image and popped the MME diecut frame underneath to tie the two together. A few stickers, buttons and brads dotted along the diagonal add dimension and interest. Lastly, I added a freehand doodle border and inked circles in dark brown using the Crafters Workshop template included with the kit.
These photos were taken when Eme was 2 and Seth was 4...aren't they cute! Love dipping into my older photos. I have used the circle template on this one as well, but with mist instead of ink. I like the softness it adds to the bright robin's egg cardstock. The cute birds and "100% cute" strips were cut from the one piece of Fancy Pants patterned paper. To frame my photos, I drew a freehand border directly onto the photos using a permanent pen.
As soon as I saw this paper from Glitz's "Laced with Grace" collection, I knew those pretty roses NEEDED to be trimmed out and made into a feature. I have mixed in rolled roses using the same patterned paper, Basic Grey brads and burlap leaves by Prima to add more dimension. The random circles were inked using the template.
I can't wait to play with this kit some more, and I'll share some more layouts soon.