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Saturday, April 17, 2010

April Kit for all ages!

Crate Paper - 'Paper Doll' Collection is such a versatile and fun range of products that go with just about any colour scheme - I mean, it's not often you can put pink, lime green and brown together and really make it work!
So, I've designed this kit for maximum use of the product and the ability to use a 'pink' collection on any age group by simply adding some bright and funky colours.

Kit contains:
- Cardstock x 3
- Crate Paper Patterned Papers x 2 double sided
- Crate Paper Journal Slides Sheet
- Alapha Stickers

Double Page Layout

Step 1.
Using both sides of the patterned paper and the lime card stock I cut 32 squares measuring 5cm x 5cm and positioned them in a patchwork theme before adhereing to the two sheets of white card stock. I allowed approximately a 4ml gap in between each square and then left various size gaps for my photos.
Step 2.
I cut two 2cm deep strips of lime cardstock and used a border punch along one edge and then adhered to the layout across the entire bottom of the patchwork and again allowing a 4ml gap.

Step 3.
Now, I don't have a sewing machine so I chose to use the faux sewing method of paper piercing the stitching holes and then drawing a fake stitch using a journalling pen in between each of the squares to give the patchwork theme a bit more authenticity.
Step 4.
Time to adhere your photos into the gaps.
Step 5.
Using the chipboard shapes of your choice place them in random positions across the photos and patchwork to give a balance to the layout.
Step 6.
To finish the layout off I placed alphabet stickers across the top of the patchwork square as a simple and effective form of journalling.
I haven't put a title on the layout due to keeping the kit cost effective, however there are numerous possibilities of making your own title or using thickers that you have in your stash!

Single Layout

Step 1.
Cut a strip of the remaining patterned paper and adhere in a vertical position on the background cardstock. Using the scalloped chipboard border place alongside the patterned paper leaving a 5ml gap. I used a journal pen to doodle around both the border and the paper strip to add a bit of interest.
Step 2.
Mount your pic onto the pink reverse side of the patterned paper and adhere to the layout. Using the same pink side of the paper I cut out a row of little dolls then doodled around the edges before adhering to the layout using foam double sided tape to add dimension.

 Step 3.
You should have several chipboard journal pieces remaining which you can use to create a little story and mount at different heights onto the layout.

Step 4.
Lastly, I used more adhesive letters to place a little title on the page and to add interest to the open side of the layout.

This is a really simple yet effective layout that you can dress up or down depending on the look that you are trying to achieve.
Using most of the remaining materials from the kit I made this bright and funky birthday card that would be ideal for a teenager.
I hope you enjoy the kit!
Happy Scrapping!


Ingeborg Dijkstra- Verbeek said...

Wow, Melinda; such wonderful layouts and card you made! It is a shame I live so far away and that the postage is too expensive, otherwise I would have ordered that kit in a flash. Gorgeous work as usual!

Shazz said...

i love your row of little girls and the punched border in the double LO


Anonymous said...

Melinda this kit looks FANTASTIC! Oh that I had a little girl to scrap!! Alz :)

Liz Weber said...

Wow Melinda you make this paper range look so fun and easy to use! I love the patchwork look on the layout and the oh so cute little doll cutouts are a fab idea. The card is a fab way to us up leftovers and this one is very cute!