Boy Themed Layouts
Day 1 of May Arts / Creative Imaginations Blog Week!
Boy Themed Layouts
Hey there May Arts blog readers! Welcome to our blog week with Creative Imaginations! I hope you’re ready to see some fabulous paper, embellishments and of course MORE ribbon! Let’s get started.
I have two layouts to share with you using the Studio basics line from Creative Imaginations, designed by Alison Wong. I loved the colors and it was perfect to scrapbook some pictures of my son. It’s a space themed line, but I made it work for two outdoor layouts. Here is the first layout.
My layout is 12×12. I started with white cardstock and topped it with some red cardstock that I cut ½” smaller than the white. I wanted the paper to match my photos so I use this orange patterned paper that was perfect. I trimmed it down a ½” smaller than the red. My photos are matte in orange and to embellish this page I used some of the green Signature Collection cardstock from Creative Imaginations to punch circles in two different sizes. This made perfect spots to scatter on my page and embellish with both the cardstock stickers and the foil epoxy stickers that coordinate with this line.
I added 3D dots to raise them and add some dimension to the page. I added some of the blue patterned paper from the line for my title block. I had to add ribbon to my page since I LOVE it, so I used SX44 grosgrain ribbon from May Arts and I stitched it to the top and bottom. To finish this page I added a double stitched line around the entire page. I use an Upholstery thread. This stands out much better on layouts and cards.
For this next layout I kept it super simple by using only 4×6 photos. I matte both photos in white and chose some coordinating paper and cardstock from the line to work with. The blue worked perfect with my photos. Here is my layout.
I created borders by layering May Arts ribbon SX31, kraft cardstock that got a stamp edge border punch and the blue patterned paper from the CI line. I gave the ribbon a zig zag stitch to add more texture to it. You can see it in more detail below.
Next I created four squares on the right side with rounded corners. This was the perfect little spaces for my cardstock gear stickers. I embellished them even more by adding silver tone brads to the centers. My date got stamped with a simple office date stamp and place on some 3D dots. My second photo on this page also received 3D dots to raise it above the first. I added some May Arts burlap string in natural SM10. You can see that in the last photo below.
I’m so happy to have been able to share with you today. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope we’ve been inspiring you here at May Arts.
Blog Post By: Latrice Murphy