Hello everyone! My name is Enza Gudor, and I am so excited to be here this month to share some projects with you. I have always loved Pebbles collections, so I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to create with one of my favorite lines: Forever My Always.
This first project is a layout. Although I love all kinds of crafts, I’m a scrapbooker at heart. For the “Who do you love” theme this week, I decided to go with a picture of my little ones.
My idea was to create a soft and sweet layout that complemented the photo. As it often happens, I started with a cut file. I love all the tiny butterflies on the background, and the dreamy and whimsical look they bring to the page. I layered some of them with vellum for more dimension, while I kept the other ones as a single layer to let the mint patterned paper peek through. Most of them were hand-stitched down to keep them in place.
Since the background was pretty busy, I decided to limit myself with the rest of the embellishments. How difficult it was! I love every single piece in this collection! I simply adhered the photo down with foam adhesive for dimension and framed it with stickers and die-cuts. The dimensional rosettes, as well as the floral images and sweet sentiments, are absolutely lovely.
To balance the bottom left corner and to finish the layout, I layered three of the Foil and Foam Sticker hearts in the opposite corner of the page.
My second project is a card/gift duo. Random Acts of Kindness Day is coming up next week, so I thought it would be fun to share how I’m planning to surprise and lift someone’s spirit with an unexpected card or small present.
For the card, I mostly used the 6×6 Paper Pad. The smaller patterns are perfect for the 5’x5′ inch format of this card.
The circular rosette inspired the floral design. The cut file I used for the top layer lets the fun polka dot paper come through and bring in a contrasting color. I tucked some floral die-cuts and stickers on opposite sides of the rosette and added some enamel dots as a finishing touch.
The little gift box was a lot of fun to make!
After assembling the box, which I cut with my electronic die cutting machine out of several patterned papers from the collection, I started working on the lid to recreate the same floral idea of the card. First, I glued the ribbon in place to keep it from moving. I went on building the layers of the flowers by adhering the following elements on top of each other: die-cut petals (which I curved a little to make them look more realistic), fussy-cut leaves, and the heart rosette that I love so much. I find that the sentiment is perfect and the dimension it adds is fantastic!
I finished it all with some foliage from my stash.
I hope you have found some inspiration in my projects today. Thank you so much Pebbles for having me as your guest this month! Have a lovely day!
Forever My Always “Love Notes” Patterned Paper
Forever My Always “From My Heart” Patterned Paper
Forever My Always Accent Stickers
Forever My Always Printed Cardstock Shapes
Forever My Always Dimensional Stickers
Forever My Always 6×6 Paper Pad
Forever My Always Foil and Foam Phrase Stickers
To help pull the layout together, I added a big title at the top of the layout. I hand cut the “I think about you. A lot.” sentiment from a die cut and adhered it at the top of the gold title using foam squares.
I really like how this layout turned out. So cute…so us. And here are a few cards I created with this adorable collection! These cards are all 4″x4″. I find this size to be easier to work with when making cards. I used several pieces of die cuts and stickers to create these cards. I cut the background from 6×6 paper pads.
Incase you need an item list, here it is! Forever My Always Paper/ Love Notes (733623), Love Labels (733625), From My Heart (733627), Forever My Always Dimensional Stickers, Forever My Always Printed Cardstock Shapes, Forever My Always Foil and Foam Phrase Stickers (733634), Pebbles Puffy Stickers (733635), Forever My Always Accent Stickers (733633), Forever My Always 6×6 Paper Pad
I hope inspired you today with my projects. I had a wonderful time creating these projects for today’s guest post. Thank you Pebbles Inc. for giving me the opportunity to guest design for you!
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