Saturday, 19 May 2012

New Hat

Hi Bloggers.

To even things out, today I have a scrapbook page featuring my daughter. This time, however, it's an 8" x 8" page. You could easily swap the picture of Kathryn for an image and change the text to anything you like.

I started with an 8 x 8 piece of purple card (it's actually colorcore but I haven't used it for the core). I cut a slightly smaller piece of white card and cut an edge using the Spellbinders Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and an insert from the Classic Bracket Edgeabilities. I didn't notice until it was all stuck together that the hearts are upside down! However, it doesn't really matter as some of the hearts on the Heart Square are facing that way too. I cut a piece of decorative paper (Polka Doodles) slightly smaller than the white card and cut the edge using the Classic Bracket and an insert using the Classic Scallop. I inked around the edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink using Cut & Dry Foam. I would have preferred to use Dusty Concord but that's not in the show. I also inked through the Small Polka Dots Mask with Plum Archival. This does stain the mask but it comes off easily with Blending Solution.

I cut a large Heart Square out of purple card. I popped a Lacey Circle over the area of the photograph I wanted and cut it out - I did not emboss it.

I stained some American Seam Binding with the Milled Lavender Distress Ink (Dusty Concord would have been better) and tied a bow with 2 lengths of it. On top I popped a Persian Motif cut from the purple card, a Ribbon Buckle cut from white card and inked though the die with Milled Lavender and another Ribbon Buckle cut from lavender card.

I stamped 'NEW HAT' using Plum Archival and cut each letter out using Banner Basics Three. I inked through the die again with the Milled Lavender. I glued the title to some Baker's Twine from the Vintage Set. I added a couple of knots to the twine and set it in place on my page with some 3d foam pads.

Hope you like the layout.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia You show that scrapbook pages can be made smaller, small is beautiful.


  2. I love the whole page! I think the hearts really work the way they are!! Have a lovely day.

  3. Hi Julia, another lovely scrapbook page and Kathryn looks great in her hat! Very much like the use of the lacy circle to cut out the photo. Enjoy your day! Christine H x

  4. A lovely page Julia, can't believe how grown up Kathryn looks. Bx

  5. Hi Julia, I love this page, I love the die combination and colours you've used..I particularly like the way you've used the dot mask to add interest. I beautiful page that could easily be a card...:)..Enjoy your day...xx

  6. Hi Julia another lovely page, love the colours used. xx hazel

  7. This is so gorgeous - love the punches and fabulous colour. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Hi Julia,
    I like the hearts the way they are and the layout is wonderful. Love the colours and the way that you've used the mask on the background.
    Best wishes
    Caz x

  9. WOW!! Love the way you laid out the page, sophisticated in it's simplicity.
    Makes me feel guilty that I've not done any scrapbooking in a while and I must get back to it.
    Not today though because my 5yr old is wrecking my head as she has so much energy and nothing to do with it because the weather is so wet here in waterford.
    Hope you are having a better day.
    Celina - Ireland

  10. Cute picture and layout! :) And love Kathryn's hat :) xxx


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