Good Times | Pretty Little Studio

In March I participated in an Instagram Hop using the Pretty Little Studio – It’s Your Birthday FREEBIE Printable and I wanted to share that layout here with you today!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

Pretty Little Studio - It's Your Birthday Free Printable (available until 4/3/18)

This printable is only available through tomorrow (April 3, 2018) so be sure to head to the freebie section in the Pretty Little Studio Shop to download your copy. This printable will come in both PNG & PDF format so you can use it as a Print Then Cut file in your Silhouette or Cricut, or you have the option to just print the PDF and then fussy cut the icons.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

For my layout I started with a white cardstock background and added a wash of blue acrylic paint. I then positioned multiple die cuts from the It’s Your Birthday Printable around the layout to create a grid design. My photos are 3 photos of Aidan that were taken in 2010. I had brought birthday balloons home from work, and you would have thought I brought home the best present in the world! That kiddo has pure joy just written all over his face!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio. 12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

I used two triangles from the printable and wanted to add another triangle element to the layout. So I took a scrap piece of paper and created a triangle template. I then used a pencil to trace the template and then stitched over those lines to add another layer of texture the background.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio. 12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add the journaling to the layout and also used a roller stamp from my stash to add a couple fun sentiments to the labels.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

Now you can take a look at my process video.

If you’d like to see the other projects created with this Free Printable, you can head to my Instagram profile to follow along with the Instagram Hop. This hop did take place on March 20, so scroll down on my feed until you see a photo of this layout. I’ll have the next person in the hop tagged in my Instagram post. The entire It’s Your Birthday Collection designed by Claudia Van R is available to purchase, but remember this printable will disappear tomorrow so head to the Pretty Little Studio Shop to download this free printable before it’s gone!

 

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Don’t Grow Up | The Cut Shoppe

Hey there friends! I have a new layout to share with you today that was recently on The Cut Shoppe Blog. I used The Everyday Essentials Cut File and  The You’ve Been Punc’d Cut File for this layout documenting a self portrait drawing my son had made.

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I used clear gesso and a yellow watercolor from the Prima Tropicals Watercolor Confections to add a little color behind the photo. Around the photo, I used multiple embellishments from the Crate Paper Cool Kid Collection and a few other odds and ends from my stash. I used a retired stamp set from Close To My Heart and a light blue dye ink to add more interest behind the photo. I’m really trying to add more stamping to my layouts. I have so many and they are so neglected! HA! I’ve found that I’m much more opt to add stamping to my layouts when I use the Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Stamp Platform. It feels less daring when I know I can perfectly position the stamp set a second time in case I don’t get a clean impression the first time.

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I cut a star and an ampersand from the Cool Kid 6×6 Paper Pad using The Everyday Essentials Cut File, and I positioned those cut files around the photo for additional die cut embellishments. I used the Thickers set from the Cool Kid Collection for my title, Don’t Grow Up.

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That’s something I love about cut files…they can be cut large to use as focal images or they can be sized down to use as embellishments!

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I layered multiple manufacturing strips from the Cool Kid 6×6 Paper Pad and used my mini stapler to attach them to the top and bottom of the layout. I then created a cluster along the bottom strips of paper. I used another star from The Everyday Essentials Cut File, two icons from The You’ve Been Punc’d Cut File, and a few other stickers from the Cool Kid Collection.

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I just wanted to add one line of journaling for my photo, so I grabbed the label sticker at the bottom of the layout and used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add the journaling. This sticker had a slick surface so the ink from the typewriter was wanting to smudge. To try to prevent the smudging, I used a permanent ink pen from American Crafts to trace over the journaling. That worked like a charm!! I wanted to add another pop of black to the background so I grabbed an Illustrated Faith Stamp Set to add little doodle accents around the page. Now the layout feels done!

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This layout took a lot of twists and turns. It also had a few mixed media disasters, but I persevered and am really happy with the finished layout! To see how this layout came together, including all the blunders, you can watch the process video.

Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files. New cut files are added every 2 weeks, but there are so many fun designs that never go out of style!

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