The first one was very easy and is based on this sheet in the collection:
|Happy Day Glitter Paper|
The paper was a nice, shimmery match for a Christmas tree photo from last year. Here’s how I combined them:
|Hooray Paper (the "b" side)|
I thought I could get the same look with the Prima stickers I included in my kit.
I picked a quote and then attached the stickers to wax paper so I could move them around the page.
When I was happy with the look, I adhered them to the page, using a ruler to keep them straight.
Here’s the layout I made using my forged paper. I tried to keep the embellishments to a minimum since I already had a lot of color on the left.
The Confetti Collection includes this crocheted doily garland kit:
|Confetti Crochet Doily Garland|
And here is how I used it on a layout:
I really like how the black & white hearts look against the woodgrain paper. I layered some bits and pieces on a white envelope and tucked my journaling inside.
I sewed a border around the edge of my patterned papers and then attached them to the front of the cards. I added the envelopes next and did a little stamping too. (A note about the envelopes: the white ones seem to be assembled backwards. The seams are on the same side as the shorter edge for the opening, so in order to use them, I had to attach them seam side up. I don‘t think the girls will even notice that though!)
So now, the saga of me and the wood veneer paper (I’m sure you’re on the edge of your seat). The Confetti Collection has this lovely wood veneer frame:
|Heart Wood Veneer Framework|
I thought this Dear Lizzy wood veneer paper was a good substitute:
|Wood Veneer Embellishment|
Then I traced a few hearts using the wood veneer as a template.
The third time’s the charm isn’t it?
I decided to somehow make a layout out of the veneer and started by painting it white.
Back to the idea for the layout. I’ve made a few “things I love right now” layouts over the last couple of years. It’s fun to look back and see what I liked at a certain time. Some things stay the same, some change and some things are no longer available (and yes, Snapple, I am talking to you. I am still mourning the discontinuation of my Lime Green Tea.).
I decided to place the title first and then place small square photos around it. I used the wax paper again to get the placement right and would stamp the heart.