Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A closer look

Whoops!
Found this post hanging out in "draft" status.
Better late than never, I suppose!
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I want to share a little closer look at one of my layouts in the
January/February issue of Creating Keepsakes
It's a lovey-dovey 2-pager!
:) 


As seen in the January/February 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Copyright Creative Crafts Group.
Posted with prior permission from the publisher.
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Here's a bigger view of the
left side of the layout.


And here is the right-hand page. 


Supplies: Patterned paper (Pebbles Inc. & My Mind's Eye), Chipboard (American Crafts), Journaling cards (My Mind's Eye), Heart punch (The Paper Studio), Double heart border punch (Creative Memories), Corner rounder (Creative Memories)
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Secret:
This started out as a 1-page layout but then I was asked to make it into a 2-pager.
But who can tell??!
:)
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I did A LOT of punching on this page. 
I punched some heart borders with the
Creative Memories Border Maker System.
And then I punched slightly bigger hearts with a punch from The Paper Studio (I got it at Hobby Lobby) and added them on top of the heart border with foam adhesive.  


 I saved all the cute little negative hearts that were left over from the heart borders. 
And I scattered them around the layout!
They were too cute not to use!


I also saved the negative spaces from the heart punches,
cut a square-ish shapes around them, added patterned paper & cardstock behind the hearts, & used them as embellishments!
Waste nothing!


 Okie dokie!
Enough rambling on from me!
Thanks for making it to the end of this post.
And thanks for stopping by today!
Have an awesome day!
:)
gretchen

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Very adorable page! And that's funny about the "Draft" status thing - I've dome the same thing on posts for my blog! It's always great to see one that you forgot to post... it's like a goodie for the day! Love your pages :)