Recently I made a layout, and having intended a different posting for it, needed to take step by step photos on how to put the layout together. However, things changed and I posted it for a challenge instead. Since I had all the photos I decided to give them to you. So if you are interested in making a similar layout to the one you've recently seen, here it is. Oh, and it's the one that won the prize at Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog for their 4th challenge! You can see it two different ways, too.
I used Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments, and of course you can use whatever paper you'd like.
Start with a 12 x 12 and ink the edges if you wish.
With the next layer cut to 9 7/8 x 9 7/8, round the corners and ink the edges.
Then you need a piece 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 and a Martha Stewart Around the page set of punches. Ink around the edges.
Then with a 6 x 6 piece Punch around it using one of the We R Memory Keepers Mini 8 Punches and ink the edges.
Cut a strip to 1 1/2 x 10, fish-tail or notch one end and ink the edges. The second strip (the top one) I ended up not using.
Next you'll need a piece 6 3/4 x 10 1/2. If you wish to stitch as I did, you'll need the Martha Stewart "Cherished" Around the Page Punch set, an embroidery needle and embroidery floss to stitch using the holes this punch set makes.
I used metal filigree embellishments from Monique's Zibbet Store "ButterBee Scraps" and painted them white with acrylic paint. I ended up using only the square on you see at the bottom of this next photo.
In this next photo you see the embellishments I used from the paper; fussy cut flowers, a cut-a-part from the 12 x 12 paper pad, 4 smaller cut-a-parts from the 8 x 8 paper pad, and three chipboard pieces from the Sweet Sentiments package. And again, the edges are inked.
The net photos show how I layered it all together.
The next you tuck in, glue and pop up your fussy cut flowers, add your bling flourishes, metal filigree, chipboard pieces, and the rest of your cut-a-parts. Then you end up with your completed layout.
I decided to also make a video slide presentation using these photos.
Again, thank you, and Happy Papercrafting!