Hi friends, it’s Heather Leopard and I am here today with a labor of love with this floral wreath scrapbooking layout. If you like fussy cutting and if you like mixing and matching die cuts and flowers, this is a layout for you. Take a look at the project and then check back next week for the process video I created for this project.
All those flowers came from one gorgeous piece of patterned paper from the Patio Party collection. That’s a lot of fussy cutting, don’t you think?
Want to know a little secret??? I didn’t actually fussy cut all those flowers. I used my Silhouette CAMEO and Pixscan to trace and cut all those flowers. I can’t say it really saved that much time since I had to set it up and trace it, clean it up, cut and weed it but it sure did save my hands from getting tired.
To create this floral wreath layout, I used two pieces of patterned paper for the base, cutting an 8″ circle from the middle of the top sheet and layering it over the 2nd paper. Then, I applied gesso and spray mists to give the background a bit of texture and color. Once dried, I stitched around the circle 3 times.
I also used a cute file from Paige Evans. It’s an adorable floral / leaf bundle, which I cut out of white cardstock and backed the leaves with green patterned paper while keeping the flowers plain. I did that because I knew I was going to stack the fussy cut flowers over the top. I like the mix of materials here. I also added a few fussy cut gold butterflies to the mix.
I left plenty of room to add a title and journaling and then sprinkled a few gold hearts around the openly stitched areas so they wouldn’t feel lonely.
Please check back next week for my follow up blog post, which will include the process video, showing how I scanned the flowers all the way through the finishing touches.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Patio Party Just for You (932903)
Patio Party Backyard Blooms (932904)
Patio Party Tulips (932905)
Patio Party Scattered Posies (932906)
Patio Party Summer Dreams (732907)
Patio Party Shady Spot (932910)
Patio Party From Me To You (732960)
Patio Party Bouquets (732961)
Patio Party Flutterflies (732965)
Patio Party Slices (932967)
Patio Party Wandering Wildflowers (732968)
Patio Party Breezy (933050)
Patio Party Butterfly Stickers (733053)
Patio Party Puffy Stickers (733783)
Thickers Foil Foam Letter Stickers (732680
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots (340272)
Textured Cardstock White (71081)
Join me as I walk through the creation of this layout, detailing everything step-by-step. I’ll also share a few tips you can use on any layout.
Just remember…while I created this shooting star / Patriotic layout documenting our day at the beach celebrating the 4th of July, you could use the cut file for countless other themes – baby, stargazing, and so much more.
Get the full list of supplies needed below and download the Shooting Star cut file I created HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Land That I Love Land That I Love Patterned Paper
Land That I Love Boom Sparkle Pop Patterned Paper
Land That I Love America Patterned Paper
Land That I Love Oh! The Place We Go! Patterned Paper
Land That I Love Fireworks Patterned Paper
Land That I Love United We StandPatterned Paper
Land That I Love Patriotic Blooms Patterned Paper
Land That I Love Thickers
Land That I Love Icons and Accents Stickers
Land That I Love Ephemera
Land That I Love Red, White, and Blue Dots Puffy Stickers
Hello everyone. Heather Leopard is here with a scrapbooking layout to celebrate the Grands. By grands, I’m referring to grandparents! I chose to create a layout about my grandmother. While visiting her this past Mother’s Day, I introduced my 93 year old grandma to snapchat. We shared so much laughter playing with all the filters. I hadn’t seen her laugh that hard in a while so I thought I’d create a grandparents scrapbooking layout about this great memory.
My photo provided all the inspiration I needed for this scrapbooking layout. My goal was to re-create the floral headpiece on my page and the Gatherings patterned paper from the Heart of Home collection was perfect.
Gather a tone on tone patterned paper. I suggest going with something muted and in a color that your flowers will pop against.
Since I wanted the flowers to pop on this grandparents scrapbooking layout, I grabbed my Gesso. You can use paint or any mixed media foundation of your choosing and paint it on in a diagonal, where you plan to place your flowers. Don’t just do a straight line across, let the paint cover other ares of your page so it blends together. Set aside to dry.
Choosing your flowers
While the gesso is drying, let’s talk flowers…
I wanted to find flowers that resembled our headpiece. I got lucky and the perfect flowers not only came from the same collection but they were on the same patterned paper. Sometimes we aren’t as lucky. When choosing flowers, I like to choose at least 3 different styles of flowers in at least 3 different colors and probably no more than 5.
Time for your flower arrangement
Check to make sure the gesso is dry, and trust me, if you fussy cut all those flowers like I did, it’ll be dry by the time you get to this stage. Start arranging the flowers on the page. I started with my larger flower clusters and just spread them out on the page. Once you have a good idea where you want your larger clusters, start filling the empty spaces with medium flowers. Also at this time, take a look at your other embellishments to see if you want to mix any other items in. Some of these may be on the larger side so you’ll want to have an idea where to place them sooner than later. If you look closely, you’ll see hidden messages within the flowers.
At this point, you should have a good portion of your flower spread complete. When you are satisfied with the arrangement, start gluing them down with adhesive and adhering others with foam dots. It’s okay to have empty spaces. Some of it will remain empty but you may want to add itty bitty flowers or embellishments here and there.
Of course, you’ll want to add your photo to the page somewhere tied to the pretty flowers. Make sure to arrange additional flowers around the photo as well.
Complete the page
No grandparents scrapbooking layout, or any scrapbook page for that matter, is complete without a title and journaling, therefore; I designed the page so that the photo could be highlighted at the top right and the title at the bottom left would provide the symmetry to balance the page.
Heart of Home Gatherings 12″x12″ Patterned Paper (733750)
Heart of Home Heart of Home 12″x12″ Patterned Paper (733733)
Heart of Home Ephemera (733769)
Heart Of Home Washi Tape (733759)
Heart of Home Thickers – Jen (733768)
Heart of Home Dimensional Stickers (733765)
Heart of Home Thickers – Family (733758)
Hi Pebbles friends, it’s Wendy Sue here today sharing my latest project in my quest to scrapbook a family vacation! I used the “Girl Squad” collection, along with a few older supplies from my stash to create this page:
Even though this collection is geared toward girls and teens, I thought the colors and designs would work perfectly to document a fun photos from a recent family vacation to Yellowstone. Here’s a closer peek at some of the details.
I created a collage using some of the printed die cut pieces. Of course, I opted to use a few foam adhesive squares to pop up some of the pieces (i.e. the hat), for a bit of added dimension!
These mini Polaroid frames were a perfect addition to my layout, since I had a lot of photos from this spot that I wanted to include on just one page. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the text is foiled in gold—so pretty!
Foam Thickers are a great way to create a title for any layout— I chose “awesome” for the title of this page and added some super old (shall we just call them “vintage?”) stickers to complete my title:
It’s fun to add enamel dots (or other embellishments) to pre-printed items, just to add a unique twist:
And sometimes they make perfect little “fillers” to tie in colors and fill space:
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you’re inspired to pick up this fun, bright, happy collection and scrapbook some vacation photos soon!
Supplies I used:
Girl Squad “Go Girl” Patterned Paper
Girl Squad “Good Vibes” Patterned Paper
Girl Squad “Soda Shop” Patterned Paper
Girl Squad “Girl Squad” Patterned Paper
Girl Squad “6×6 Paper Pad” Patterned Paper
Girl Squad Foiled Stickers
Girl Squad Thickers
Girl Squad Washi Tape
Girl Squad Ephemera Die Cuts