Using Cut Files for Titles

Happy Thursday, friends!  Missy back with you today, and I have another layout to share using the 2016 August Hip Kits.  I have to admit, I was suffering from scrapper’s block on the day I started this page.  I tried probably five times to get a layout started, but I just didn’t like any of my designs.  I eventually decided to use one of Ashley’s cut files as a big title and work my photos around it.  I enlarged it and arranged it on my computer and then cut it on white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.  I backed the open spaces with the Crate Paper Cute Girl striped paper from the Main Kit & Paper Kit and one of the exclusive 4×6 Project Life cards designed by Kim Watson.  I did minimal watercoloring with the beautiful Prima Oil Pastels from the Color Kit behind the photos and a bit down at the bottom.  I did have lots of fun with placing the embellishments around the layout.
I Love You This Much
I used some of the exclusive die cuts from the Embellishment Kit around the photos.  The talented Claudia VanR designed them, and they are really beautiful.  I used a few of the Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy clear stickers here as well as some Crate Paper Enamel Dots.  Here you can also see some of the Oil Pastels peeking out from behind that flower.
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I did the same thing over on the left side.  I also added one of the Crate Paper puffy Thickers…that adorable butterfly. I also added some tangled thread from my stash.
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I decided to make a little cluster down at the bottom with another floral die cut, more clear stickers and more enamel dots.  I like to echo what I used on other parts of the page.  Here you can also see that I machine stitched through all the title words.
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I added a Crate Paper puffy Thicker to my photo.  I love to overlap my photos, and when there is room, it’s fun to add stickers right onto the photos like this.  I cut this Dear Lizzy clear sticker into pieces and made it a horizontal phrase instead of vertical like it was on the sticker sheet.
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I love the pretty colors on that Project Life card. I love how this looks mixed in with all the teals and yellows.
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Here’s one final layout of the bottom area.  I couldn’t resist using that adorable cat Thicker!  I added some yellow pastels behind it as well as some tangled thread.
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Here’s my process video for this page.  You’ll see that I did struggle in the beginning, but once I figured out my design, the rest of the page flowed nicely.  I think everyone of us hits a creative road block at some point or another.  You just have to keep working until you get it going!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
Missy Whidden