Friday, April 27, 2012

April Club - photos and instructions

Hi All.  Finally I have the pictures from the April Club ready to post with instructions for those of you that couldn't make it.  Sorry it took so long - this new 'blogger format' is a bit more work until you figure it out.
Here goes!
This is page 1.  The centre block is 9x9.  THe far right patterned paper is 3.5" and the strip on cardstock in 1".  We used the Love Life stamp set to stamp the border around the centre block.  We cut 4 "bumps" off the flower in the top left hand corner (any used them on the second page as you will see).  I meant to mist the background page but forgot until after I had adhered everything but when you are creating - fell free to ink it up!
This is page 2.  The patterned paper across the bottom is the reverse of the patterend paper on page 1 cut at 2 1/2".  The 2 photo mats are big enough to put a 4x6" and a 3.5x5" picture on with a little border stamped "Simple pleasures" from the Live Life set again.  We stamped the flowers using the "Hooray Bouquet" set in coordinating colors.  You'll have brads or buttons to accent your flowers in your kit.  The part flower at the top of the page is the 'left-over' piece from the big flower on the first page.

Here is our second layout.  We spritzed away on the background sheet.  For page one - the top page, the large die cut was made using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. We cut the mats about 4 1/4x 6/14.  We used the 'zip strip' from the top of our patterned paper as an accent  on the title block and the top left had corner.  I cut mine 'banner style' - with a little indent in the one end, for added effect.  I used American Crafts canvas letters for the title and spritzed them too.  The second page is spritzed too.  There is a 1" strip of the patterend paper across the bottom and a 1 1/2" circle punched  in the centre and layered with cardstock and a felt heart (with a little stiching for effect).  We made GOOD use of the 1 sheet of patterened paper!  We used the carstock at varying sizes to mat our  photos - whatever size you have you can cut accordingly.  There is a little accent up in the top right corner and another little section of the 'zip strip' cut banner style again in the bottom left corner.  Super easy!  These 4 pages were done with a $7.50 kit!  Frugal, frugal, frugal!!!  Enjoy!  (Each kit had somewhat different accents in it but the general layout and positioning should work for you - you might have received chipboard and buttons vs felt accents.)

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