Wednesday, 15 August 2012

August Week 3 layout for Being Scrappy...

 Hi Everyone!

This week's Kit from Being Scrappy featured some of the striking papers from the Prima 'Doodle-Deux' collection. I went through my photos and found this one of me with my mum and dad when they were here in the UK on holiday after Lee and I were married 2 years ago. The colours of all our coats went with the papers perfectly!

I used the grid/patterened side of the 'Lucky Charms' paper as my base but firstly cut the selvedge off this and the other patterned paper as we will use them later. Now I did gut a small piece from the centre of the 'Lucky Charms' paper however I suggest you do this once you have all of your other papers and photo arranged so you know exactly where you can cut it out!

Cut a 4" x 8"piece from the black swirled 'Doodle-Up' paper, making sure the black swirls are running down the long length. Then cut a piece 4.5" x 8.5" from the mustard pattern side of the same paper.

Mount your photo onto a piece of the red Bazzill, my pic was a 7" x 5" cut down to 6.5" x 4.5". Now layer this and the other patterned papers onto your layout base so you can work out how much you can gut from it. Once you have done that cut two pieces from it, 1" x 2.5" and 2" x 7.25". Now you can layer all of the cut patterned papers and the mounted photo and stick them down.

Then I cut a strip of the orange Bazzill 9.5" x 1.5" and used a border punch along one edge, attach this below your photo. Now you can use the two selvedge strips layered up over the orange Bazzill, I cut them both 10" long.

I then punched some flowers and layered them up at the bottom left corner and top right corner of my photo, I did have to add a button and twine from my stash to finish each of them off!

Finally add some journalling with the smaller Prima alphas that come with your Kit to below the photo, and the larger ones to the top for your title.

This Kit is available for a limited time here, do pop on over to Being Scrappy to see what else Niki did with these papers.

Thanks for looking!
Kirei x


  1. Hi, This is very nice page, I like the colours you have used. What punch did you use to make the flowers?

    1. Thanks for your comments! The punch was one I borrowed at my local crop, I think it was a Woodware one like this one here - Hope that helps! Kirei x