Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Wood You Be My Baby?

When I saw the wood paper with wonderfully weathered frames scattered on it, I knew it would make the perfect background to share my nephew's first month. I selected black & white photos and only one single colored photo to draw the focus.  Three of the frames were completely cut out and re-assembled with foam tape for a more dramatic 3D effect. Instead of filling all the frames with photos, two of them hold an embellishment.  Finally, I made some mini flags from ribbon and washi tape to cluster around the main photo.

A Closer Look:
1. Use the PH 12x12 Woodgrain paper as the background. Cut out the centers of all the frames with a craft knife. Carefully align photos in three of the openings and adhere the photos to the back of the layout.

2. Assemble two non-photo frame inserts to emphasize your theme. Completely cut out the last three frames. Next, attach the layout to a sheet of scratch paper to add stability to the layout.

3. Fill the remaining loose frames with photos or themed diecuts. Embellish each frame with ribbon and re-attach it with foam tape. Wrap ribbon around one frame. Tie a simple knot and attach a charm around another frame and for the last frame, add a decorative bow.

4. Finally, embellish the main photo with a cluster of mini flags.

12x12 scrapbook paper - PP-0038E - Generations, washi tape, ribbon, charms

Visit Paper House to see their whole range of themed papers and embellishments.

Come back tomorrow to learn how to make an impression embellishment from
facial tissues! (a sure money saver)

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