My project features the super cute Springtime paper collection from Echo Park, along with some Fun Flock and some American Crafts brads.
What I love about the Echo park collections is that they come with everything you need for a great project - just add cardstock! It's a little hard to read my title, but it says "what the bunny brought", using the alpha stickers that come right in the package. These are some of the few alpha stickers I enjoy using, as they are so easy to line up without any rulers, pencil lines, or whatever. I also used stickers from the collection to create the little scene on the right page. Allowing the tree to go slightly off the edges of the paper and trimming makes the whole thing feel more grounded instead of just floating there. I have plenty of room for my journaling in the pink section on the side of the page; I haven't included it yet because I finished this layout at a crop last weekend and I have a rule about no journaling at crops. I have found myself in the past talking a little too much (I know, me? Really?!) and writing what I'm saying instead of what I mean to write, so now the rule.
Now, for the extra embellishments on my page. I anchored the thin pink strips with some American Crafts pearl brads. Then I created a little bunny and added Fun Flock for his fur.
I chose to use a die-cut bunny from my Cricut, but you can do the same technique with a stamped image, simple die-cut, or sticker. (Sorry the picture's a little blurry, but he looks really cute in person!) Just cover the portion of the image you want flocked with a liquid glue (I used Glossy Accents, because it was handy) then sprinkle on the flock. I press mine into the glue to make sure it holds, then knock off the excess and return it to the jar.
Products available at Cutters Creek:
- Echo Park Springtime collection
- American Crafts Pearl Brads, in Brights
- Glossy Accents
- Fun Flock
- 3M Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)
- Cricut Expression
- cardstock from Close To My Heart
- layout sketch pattern in Imagine book from Close To My Heart
- Four Legged Friends Cricut Lite cartridge (limited availability)
After you leave your comment, hop on over to Vicki's Blog and check out the great project that she has for you!
Here's the line up of blogs:
Cutters Creek Design Team Blog - http://cutterscreekdesignteam.blogspot.com/
Mandie's Blog - http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/
Kim's Blog - http://kreativekim.blogspot.com/
Mindy's Blog - http://www.scrappyandpiggy.blogspot.com
Laura's Blog - http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Melissa's Blog - http://www.ourmadhouseof4.blogspot.com
Lori's Blog - http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
Vicki's Blog - http://scrappyleopard.blogspot.com/