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Sunday, June 24, 2018

School's Out!

Very soon there will be hollow echos through school hallways and we'll hear the laughter of kids outside as they ramp up for some Summer fun!   Here are some graduation and end-of-school card ideas using the Hat's Off collection.  I made the cards monochromatic with touches of silver foil, all that is needed are school specific color embellishments for that extra pop!



I like to use the cut-apart-cards paper for the card design.  It's so easy to fussy cut out the frame or shape(s) to make instant die-cut elements.




The 4x4 cut-apart card originally had the sentiment 'Let the Adventure begin', you can change up the sentiment to suit your theme. This card would be great for a teacher who is ready to enjoy a splash of Summer fun after a busy school year.


No matter what grade your child is graduating from, it always deserves some recognition!





Friday, June 8, 2018

Inspired by a sketch


A layout sketch is a great way to kick off your creative foundation for your scrapbook page.  You can either follow a sketch closely or use an element in the sketch for inspiration.  In this sketch created by Becky Fleck of Pagemaps, I was drawn to the 7 grid design and used this as the basis for my layout.  I opted to substitute the two placement of photos in the vertical column for a journaling and embellishment blocks.



In addition to the beautiful pattern papers in the Hello collection, I chose the yellow Petite Prints papers as the base for my page.  It's a great alternative to using cardstock and they are available in all sorts of delicious Doodlebug colors!


Check out the awesome Polaroid doodepop, the photo print out is so life like, love love love! In my title I opted to keep some of the negative fillers in my letters, just a fun way to make it a little different.



I think I've mentioned this before I am so crushing on this Hello collection, this collection is wonderful to scrapbook any occasion.  I love the teal and navy combination and the shine of gold foil is the icing on the cake!