Hello everyone! It’s Monique here today sharing a layout I created for this week’s “mix and match” feature. I had so much fun creating this page using lots of my favorite Pebbles’ products! Here in The Netherlands we finally had a few sunny days and all of a sudden I longed for Summer! I decided to create a bright and colorful Summer layout using mainly the Sunshiny Days collection and the Fun In The Sun collection and some photos from our vacation in Greece last year. I love the pineapples and flamingos which are so hot right now and I thought I would give those a try. Here’s what I created for today:
I just love how the pineapple turned out! Here’s a quick step-by-step how I created it: I used the Silhouette to cut out the shape of the pineapple (4.5″ x 9″) and with a pair of fringe scissors I cut seven strips of pink paper and six green strips. The strips measure 2″ x 5″.
I cut through these strips of paper for about three quarters of the width and adhered them on a piece of 10.5″ x 6″ of white cardstock, overlapping each other half.
Next I placed the negative shape of the pineapple over these pink & green “fringed” strips of paper:
I selected matching patterned papers for the background and tried to decide on a design for the rest of my layout.
In the end I chose two 4″ x 4″ photos of my youngest son and matted them on some “neutral” colored paper from the Simple Life collection. I selected die-cuts and stickers from both the Sunshiny Days and the Fun In The Sun collections and started building the rest of my page. I almost never design the layout before I start, but make it up as I go along.
I just adore all the fun papers, die-cuts & stickers in the Pebbles collections! There’s just so much to choose from! Just look at those flamingos! So adorable! And those puffy phrase stickers .. I just had to add those too!
The machine stitching was added last, which is always a bit of a risk but it’s what I do.
And now this layout is finished I long for Summer even more!
Jen Hadfield Simple Life Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Music (733476)
Sunshiny Days Cardstock Stickers (733608)
Sunshiny Days Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts (733609)
Sunshiny Days Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Daydream (733598)
Sunshine Days Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Pineapple Float (733600)
Everyday Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Picknick (733057)
Fun In The Sun Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Watermelon (732852)
Fun In The Sun Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ FlowerBasket (732857)
Fun In The Sun Paper Pad 6″x 6″ (732862)
Fun In The Sun Puffy Phrase Stickers (732833)
Fun In The Sun Enamel Dots (732834)
Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! Wishing you a wonderful day.