Today is the start of a fun collaboration with
We are having some fun creating and recording the two companies products together. Any day is a good day to start!
Today I'm sharing a layout from the week before last on the coming of spring. Nature is starting to blossom and at the same time so it the need for baby blankets. Hee-hee, it just so happens it's time to replenish the baby dedication blankets for our church, too.
The focus of my post though is going to be making your own unique kit cards. It's really fun to do and since they aren't the focal part of your PL pages you can have a little more freedom to play.
Here's my layout. Don't mind the lack of journaling, it's my perfectionist mind that wants to make sure I don't mess up on the handwriting and not that I want to share what's on my mind. :)
(UPDATE: I added my thoughts finally.... digitally at least.)
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I followed the pockets of Design A layout (the right-hand page of my full spread layout) and on a 12 x 12-inch piece of cream cardstock by WorldWin. Doing this will create enough cards to use in a Design A and C layout, then add your photos or ephemera. I scored some lines on my cardstock for guides for stamping in the right spots. The first one is at 6-inches (A).
I rotated it a quarter turn and scored at 4-inches (B) and 8-inches (C).
Then I rotated it back a quarter turn and lined up the 6-inch score (A) on the 3-inch mark of my trimmer and before laying down the slide bar I moved my score blade up to 4-inches then pressed down on the cardstock and scrored up to 8-inches (D). I repeated this again by flipping the cardstock and lining up the 6-inch score (A) on 3-inches and scored on the paper between 4-inches and 8-inches (E).
Stamp and emboss with Midnight Black powder.
Sprinkle color embossing powders and for the glitters sprinkle clear embossing powder down first.
Stamp and emboss within the score lines or cross over to stamp two edges.
Stamp a Title card (or hand write some of it). I used a new Vintage Alphabet set from Stampendous that will be in stores soon!
Stamp an inspirational quote or favorite sentiment as a filler card. Thoughtful Wishes, Hydrangea Bunch and Garden Background stamps were used here.
Whew! That was a long post. I'm so glad you made it this far with me.
That's all from me today! I hope you were inspired to try One Day with Becky Higgins Project Life and Stampendous products... any day is a good day to start!
Stamps: Garden Background (Stampendous), Thoughtful Wishes (Stampendous), Hydrangea Bunch (Stampendous), Vintage Uppercase and Vintage Lowercase IN STORES SOON (Stampendous)
Paper: Cream Cardstock (Worldwin)
Ink: Memento Jet Black (Tsukineko), Versamark Watermark Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Accessories: China Blue Micro Glitter, Sunflower Micro Glitter, Rose Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter, Jade PearLustre Embossing Powder, Aged Rose Embossing Enamel, Midnight Black Embossing Powder, Topaz PearLustre Embossing Powder, Clear Detail Embossing Powder (Stampendous), black thread and sewing machine