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FYI, in case those two little girls with my two big girls look familiar it's because they're Mandie's. I figured she wouldn't mind my sharing pics of her kids on the 'net since she does! Anyway, I of course started with a sketch for my layout (this one's from one of Scrapbook Generations Publishing's books) and changed things up a little to make it work for what I wanted. I used the letter stickers in the kit for my title, and simply matted the large word 1) to draw more attention to it and 2) because the large letters were the same color as my cardstock background.
Yet again, I inked the edges of my small squares of paper with coordinating ink. Not only does this add dimension, but it also helps disguise any place where my cuts may not have been perfectly straight. The little raspberries are cut from the paper with strips of various patterns on it - I cut the entire strip, then cut squares from it. The squares are popped up on foam adhesive. My "lacy eyelet" border was made with a Fiskars punch. I used skinny 1/8" ScorTape to adhere both this border and the narrow strip of striped paper. (Psst, I love the 1/8" for stuff like this!)
This is my journaling block. I will fill it out later - I don't like to journal under pressure, and since I just finished this today, well... I made the banner piece look more "flag-like" by placing a small piece of foam adhesive under part of it. This little bit of dimension makes it feel like it's waving in the wind! Finally, I added a couple of raspberry stickers from the kit to tie in with the raspberry squares in the border strip below.
I hope you enjoyed today's project, and would love it if you become a follower or subscriber. Don't forget to hop along to Deanna's blog next. When you're ready to shop, be sure to head on over to the Cutters Creek store and browse the Echo Park Paper selections, as well as all the other goodies that Kim has stocked!