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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.

Hugs, Latrice


Blog Post By: Latrice Murphy

Be sure to hop on over to the Creative Imaginations Blog for more inspiration!

  1. Katherine

    That would work for my layouts,too–our daughter was quite the tomboy when little! LOL

  2. Dorothy Casas

    Great layouts. Latrice, your son is adorable. I especally like the pictures where he’s wearing the hat.

  3. Joy Hager

    Those are super cute!

  4. Paula

    ADORABLE little man and super cute layouts for him

  5. B. Poteraj

    Another couple of nice projects. You have the best ribbon in town!

  6. sharon gullikson

    How adorable the pages are. thanks for sharing

  7. Natasha G.P.

    I love all of the details! Nice…

  8. Jingle

    These are such cute layouts!

  9. Sue D

    Great boy themed layout–love the colors.

  10. f lynn rush

    love your lay-outs. our children grow up so quickly that it’s nice to capture a moment in time.

  11. Annie Lou Ricci

    Boy — your prize looks like alot of fun !!!!

  12. Naomi A. of Colorado

    I just love the vibrant, bright colors of these layouts and the opportunity to win some of the productrs used is a bonus! Love it!:)

  13. Barbara Ghigliotty

    Precious photos and your layouts are fabulous! TFS!

  14. Kathy P

    Your boy layouts are SO cute….love all the color and embellies. I must get this line! And he is a cutie pie!

  15. jengd

    Wonderful layouts! I love the blues and gears with the outdoor page.

  16. pam Bray

    Beautiful layout, love all of the embellishments. TFS [email protected]

  17. Andrea Miller

    Darling layouts Latrice! I have to admit your little boy makes them that much more darling. He’s a cutie!!!

  18. Charlene

    Adorable! Loving those bright CI colors. The use of circles is inspired.

  19. Jan Hennings

    Latrice…these are both such cute layouts!

  20. Janet Zeppa

    What a little sweetheart!!

  21. Marie / Legojenta

    Such great layouts! TFS =)

  22. sue w.

    Looks like a fun day out at the park.
    stamping sue

  23. Larissa Heskett

    WOW!! What FABULOUS layouts!! I LOVE all the added ribbon details and those pictures are worth a THOUSAND words!! =) THANKS for sharing and have an AWESOME DAY!! =)


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