Saturday, May 29, 2010

Spellbinders - Keepin' it Cool Layout

Hello! OMGosh it's a HOT one in MN today!! It would be a great day to be at the pool. With all the summer sun I thought I would share a layout with you today that I created with a perfect summer theme.The pictures in the layout are of my little guy from one of our family vacations to Jellystone. The kids LOVE it there!! To create the waves I used the Jumbo Scalloped Petite S4-241 die template from Spellbinders™ and taped it in place with removable tape onto Marine Blue cardstock from Core'dintations and then I ran it through the Wizard™ to cut/emboss.After the first pass I removed the die template and placed it above the embossed area from the first pass. I lined up the circle cut outs with the points of the die template as shown in the picture (X) and then I ran the pieces through the Wizard™ again to cut/emboss.After following the two steps above this is the result. The diecut looks like a wave shape. I also lightly sanded the diecut to make the embossed area pop.Next I create a cute little turtle diecut using From the Sea S4-273 die template from Spellbinders™. To create the turtle I did the Reverse Stencil Technique (ink the inside of the die template) and then I used the die template as a stencil and inked through it.To make the colors pop even more on the turtle I used Non-Smear Pastels from The Stencil Collection. Here is a close-up of the turtle. I also used Golden Star and Red Star Glitter Pens from Sakura and a black marker to add some details.For the title and the date I used a computer font and then I used the Labels Six S4-230 die templates with white cardstock to create clouds. I also used a Clear Star Gelly Roll Glitter Pen from Sakura to add a little sparkle.For the smaller picture I used the Labels Twelve S4-247 die template to cut/emboss the picture and the black mat.Here is another close-up of the turtle and the waves. Also to add dimension to the layout I used 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™.

Paper~The Paper Company-White, Black, Blue, Green; Core'dinations-Marine Blue
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Lady Bug (red); Martha Stewart-Leaf Bud; SU-Yo-Yo Yellow, Green Galore
Other~Spellbinders™-Wizard™, Jumbo Scalloped Petite S4-241 (waves), Labels Twelve S4-247, Labels Six S4-230 (clouds), From the Sea S4-273 (turtle); Sakura-Clear Star, Golden Star, Red Star Gelly Roll Glitter Pens; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™-E-Z Runner® (33'), 3D Foam Squares; The Stencil Collection-Non-Smear Pastels; My Stash-Sanding Block, Black Marker

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Check back in a couple of days and I will have part (page) 2 of this double layout. I hope you are staying cool and maybe doing something fun like hanging out by the pool. I hope you are having a Fantastic weekend!!

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. Wow! Those are the perfect embellishments to go with those pictures! Bet your little guy loved the layout!


  2. I love how you used the scallop border to look like water. Great layout!

  3. What a sweet boy. I really love how you stenciled your turtle!


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