If you’re reading this then you’ve made it to Wednesday – halfway through the week following a holiday weekend, which is always a struggle for me.
I’ve been having fun lately experimenting with different shaker pockets. I love the layering capabilities! Today I’m sharing a shaker pocket title page made with my trusty fuse tool. Projects like this are much easier if you have a heat proof mat with measurements – so you can get your fusing centered.
I love adding different sized page protectors in Project Life to make it a little more eclectic. I began by trimming my page protector to a 6×12 size. Working first on the rectangular inside pocket holding the “XOXO” I fused 3 sides, added the thicker, and fused the top. The fact that the title I chose was adhesive helped hold it in place. But if you’re going for a more whimsical look you could just add any cut file (or any ephemera for that matter!) I then added the sequins to the page protector. I chose to use Strawberry Bubblegum – a perfect mix for spring! I think lighter sequins look best when layered over a layout – you could also try these or these. Lastly, I used my mini stapler to attach a white heart feltie and my shaker page was complete! SO easy.
I wanted to keep the layout underneath fairly simple so both would be highlighted and not too busy. I used papers from Felicity Jane Studio and coordinating ephemera. I used a few embellishments from my stash including a white lace doily and cork heart from the shop.
Notice that little bit of shine underneath my photo? You can brush on some Shimmerz Paste-eez like this one for a little bit of bling.
I love putting my finished spreads in my album to admire how they turned out! I hope you’re inspired to do a little experimenting with shaker pockets
Apparently this month has me all lovey without even realizing it. You may have noticed my love-inspired post a few weeks ago – well I have another this week. We had so many wonderful pictures of our wedding I’ll have material to scrap for years. This layout features some beautiful products and one of my favorite pictures from our wedding.
I started off with a gorgeous watercolor printed paper by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee and splattered Shimmerz Acri Tonez In the Navy to add a little pop.
I used a cut file from Paper Issues on navy paper to match the Acri Tonez – placing it behind where my picture would go. In addition to the cut file I layered with some vellum + gold foiled cardstock by Shimelle.
I then stitched on the “I Love You” title cut with my silhouette from white cardstock. Along with that, I stitched on a navy heart feltie *I’ve had my pack of felties for months and use them on everything .. so many in one pack!
I then layered a few embellishments over top of my photo – including some DIY and from Crate Paper Gather collection. Oh, and can’t forget the white painted cork heart from the “I Cork U” pack.
I finished off my layout with the exclusive “Steal My Heart” sequin mix. There are so many mixes in the shop right now perfect for springtime! Thanks for stopping by!
Rachel here sharing my first Project Life post on this blog. This year, I decided to scrapbook in a 9×12 album incorporating both pocket pages and traditional layouts – I could never give those up completely! I talk more about my plans in this post on my blog.
So many gorgeous products were just recently released.. Did you pick up a lot? If so, this is a great post for some inspiration! I’m using lots of new products from the shop.
I wanted to use lots of blues to bring out the snowy scenery. I actually ended up using mostly old paper scraps to fill the squares + some silver starry vellum. I was so excited to order the new Shimmerz Acri Tonez – I love the matte look of the finished paint. In the Navy, found here, did not disappoint! And I love the layered look of that same color word on top of it. Oh and I recently discovered how handy an alpha stamp set can be for PL – Love the one I’m using lately by Concord & 9th.
When it comes to sequins, I really love muted colors. Sometimes I’ll add white to mellow out some mixes – I’m just not so great at venturing out with bright colors. I was instantly drawn to My Clementine, a gorgeous new mix from the shop with just the perfect amount of color.
Once I had all of my paper scraps and pictures placed, I added some exclusive felties from the shop, stitching on a white snowflake and adhering a navy heart. I just love how well so many of the products in the shop are coordinating!
I finished off my layout by adding a cork heart painted white to the bottom center square – I felt like it needed a little something to balance out my spread.
Anyone else working with 9 x 12 this year?
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Folks, Laura here. For this post I am taking on fellow Sparkler Felicia’s September challenge. Felicia set a really fun challenge – something old and something new – with the added twist of an old photo and a new photo, too. Now you understand the title NOW AND THEN, huh?
I used the new heart felties and September’s cut file freebie as my new elements. And all the patterned papers are from my old box of papers. At least one company no longer exists!
The photos are of my brother with my Dad in 1985 and my brother with his son this year. I have to say, I would never have put these photos together if it hadn’t been for the challenge. I adore how it has turned out so think I need to do some more challenges! Link me up to your favourites please?
I super-sized the scribbly rings cut file and backed each opening with the patterned papers pulled from my stash.
I love how it looks. I cut a bunch of the smaller files too, but I think I need to cut another big one – I like it too much to use it only once!
I sprinkled a few sequins and enamel dots around the page. I wanted to match the red of the alphas and the red in the photos. I have about one thousand enamel dots but none that matched… then I remembered Shimelle had a pack of holly berries and leaves in her Christmas collection… I had a rummage through my Christmas stash and was so happy to find they were a perfect match!
I am crushing on navy at the moment. I know the newer collections have some navy in, and these navy hearts are new – I hope we see much more in the coming months.
You can watch me muddle my way through making the layout, and having a fall out with my budgie, in the process video.
Thanks for stopping by!