Ok, you’ll have to brace yourselves for this one…I made a layout!!!!
Let me tell you, this really is news. In all of the years I’ve posted on various blogs, I think this is my very first layout. I tend to gravitate more towards cards, banners, and altered “crafty” projects, as layouts can intimidate me just a bit-too much paper “real estate.” But, I greatly admire those who can make amazing scrapbook pages!
So, why a layout now? After assembling the Vintage Easter kit, I was so excited by all of the colorful possibilities, I decided to give it a try. And, I’m so happy I did! With that kit, I was not only able to make a layout, but I also made several cards, and crafted a few things that you’ll see in later posts. And, I still have left over materials to make even more! Love that!
To make this colorful little cluster, I started by trimming an image from one of the sheets of illustrated book paper. Isn’t he cute? I then added some Caribbean Bakers Twine around the Bingo card, made a bow, and added a vintage crepe ruffle to the side.
I adhered the Bingo Card down, added the photo of my daughter Meghan, and made that be the base for the rest of the cluster. I then layered the baby duck image over the Bingo card, and added Platinum Stickles to the butterfly wings, for just a little bit of sparkle. It amazes me how long one little bottle of Stickles can last-I think I use it for most everything!
Isn’t this embroidered fabric trim great??? I’m sure its from the 50s, and probably at one time edged someone’s kitchen curtains. Now, its re-purposed and re-appreciated! I adhered it to the bottom of the patterned page using a Scrapbook Adhesives runner. However, I also covered the raw edge of the trim using Linen Tinted Tape. I love how it looks, and it adheres nicely to both the fabric and the paper.
Remember seeing these retro snowflakes in our Christmas posts? Don’t use them just for Christmas! They add such a great retro look at anytime of the year! For this one, I layered the vintage, yellow yo yo, a vintage button, and a forget me not over the top to create a very unique, thoroughly vintage embellishment. The snowflake also matches the pattern that’s embroidered onto the trim!
To add a little more interest to the top of the page, I tore off a small area, and layered a page of vintage sheet music underneath. Just adds a subtle texture…
Here’s the Linen Tinted Tape again! Love the little metal vintage clip too…great way to attach the vintage ticket! These Mini Market Stickers are just the perfect fit!
Phew, now that I have one layout under my belt, I just may do this again! What fun using many authentic vintage materials to create a new scrapbook page! But, I did make some cards too, and I will post those soon…
Hope you enjoy the new Vintage Easter kit!