Seeing Stars

Blog Hops with Heart is back with a “Seeing Stars” theme & I’m kicking things off this month! This is such a fun theme and I’m so excited to see what all the girls came up with! I technically didn’t use any stars on my layout, but I did use a STARburst cut file. That counts right? One of these days I think the girls are going to tell me I’ve gone too far off course with our themes! HA!

Scrapbook layout using cut file from Scrapbook Nerd designed by The Cut Shoppe

I used the free Camp Glamp Cut File from Scrapbook Nerd that was designed by The Cut Shoppe.  I just recently had these photos printed from our 2013 Disney trip and when I was sorting them I literally laughed out loud at the facial expressions that my son was making while we were on the Teacups. I’m still laughing now just thinking about them! I knew I couldn’t choose just one photo and wanted to use them all. They were all printed at 4×6 and a couple of them were a little fuzzy because of the motion of the Teacup ride. I didn’t want to reprint them to a smaller size but I knew if I didn’t find a way to shrink down the size of the photos I would never fit them on one layout. That’s when I spied this cut file! PERFECT!

Scrapbook layout using cut file from Scrapbook Nerd designed by The Cut Shoppe

I enlarged the cut file to 11.5 inches to make the center of the triangles as large as they could be. Even then I was worried they wouldn’t be large enough so I made them just a smidge bigger with the magic of Cricut Design Space and my craft knife. I cut the cut file on a patterned paper from Amy Tangerine’s Better Together Collection. This particular paper has a large, bold pattern and I love to use those types of papers for cut files! This paper also had a rainbow of XOXO’s and there was more pink than I was liking for the embellishments I was using so I used my watercolor paints to paint the pink XOXO’s into red XOXO’s.  After I had the photos in place I backed the remaining open spaces using an older Basic Grey Collection-Fact. I added hand stitched around the edge of those triangles and along the border of the cut file using white embroidery floss.

Scrapbook layout using cut file from Scrapbook Nerd designed by The Cut Shoppe

I started adding embellishments which include Becky Higgin’s “High Five” Project Life chipboard pieces and ephemera from the Hip Kit Club. I used tall, skinny, glittery teal Thickers for my title. I added a few enamel dots & splatters from Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine.

I’ve also have process video so you can see how this layout came together!


This month is just a short hop, but it’s full of talent! Now it’s time to head to Becca Whitham’s Blog to see what she has created!

Thanks for stopping by!

6 thoughts on “Seeing Stars

  1. OH Kelly, another layout that is over-the-top full of cuteness!!! So beautifully balanced, yet not matchy-matchy…I hope you realize the incredible talent you have! Brilliant, while still keeping the pictures of your adorable son as the main focus! I also love that you used a starburst, maybe because I always try to be a bit out of the box too?!? You make me want to get settled and start scrapbooking again!

    • Thank you so much, Stephanie!!! Your card was fabulous! I haven’t tried a galaxy sky yet but I want to give a try now! As always, thank you so much for your sweet comments! I always enjoy reading them and appreciate them so much!!

  2. No! No! Using a STARburst cut file does NOT count…only because I want to see another of your fabulous layouts. You just constantly amaze and inspire me. I’ve not done a scrapbook page in years, but every time I see something you’ve done I think long and hard about my next layout. (One of these days I’ll stop thinking about it and do it, but that’s another story.)

    • Haha!! Thank you so much, Becca! It’s funny how I go through stages with my papercrafting. I was strictly a scrapbooker for years, then I focused on cardmaking and now I’m back to my first papercrafting love…scrapbooking! I would LA-LA-LOVE to see a layout of yours!!! Do it! 🙂

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