As soon as I saw this collection, I was instantly drawn to the gorgeous flowers from the Planters paper and thought they would be so much fun to cut out and use as a focal point on a layout!
Fussy cutting them was the perfect activity to do while watching mindless TV and I enjoyed embellishing the centers with different sequins and jewels paired with the Gold Circle Glitter Stickers.
For my phrase I was able to use the shrunken down version from the 6×6 paper pad and layer it over one of the chalkboard label stickers from the collection for a fun little element. For another little detail, I layered the two butterfly dies from the banner die set with some decorative brads to repeat more of the yellow color.
To create my gathered ribbon border, I simply took 24 inches of ribbon and gathered it using an old-fashioned running stitch with a needle and thread which I knotted on the end.
When I had reached the end of my ribbon, I simply pulled the thread through to gather the ribbon without securing the other end yet. To adhere the gathered ribbon to my layout I used 12 inches of Scor-Tape applied to my layout and then set to work slowly pressing my ribbon into the sticky tape. The ribbon wanted to curl so I just took my time straightening it out and pulled it more flat where it would have my flowers overlapping. This gave me a little extra room to turn the two ends to the back side of my layout and tape them down. When I had everything where I wanted it, I finally knotted the other end of my thread. By waiting to do this step, I was able to pull my ribbon tighter or looser as I worked.
I love the texture the gathered ribbon gives my finished layout!
Home+Made Snapshot Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32603
Home+Made Cool Quatrefoil Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32599
Home+Made Planters Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32604
Home+Made Silver Pattern Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32592
Home+Made Gilded/Black Chipboard Thickers Alpha Stickers – 732614
Home+Made Phrase & Accent Cardstock Stickers – 732611
American Crafts Elements Gold Mini Brads – 366333
American Crafts Solid Grosgrain Premium Ribbon Value Pack – 89377
Home+Made Numbers & Glitter Decorative Tape – 732626
Home+Made Gold Circles Glitter Stickers – 732621
Home+Made Chalkboard Label Stickers – 732612
Home+Made 12×12 Paper Pack – 732643
Home+Made 6×6 Paper Pad – 732644
Home+Made Banner Dies – 732638
Assorted Brads, Sequins & Gems
Needle & Thread