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Layout & Card

Welcome to Day 2 of May Arts / Little Yellow Bicycle Blog Week!

Layout & Card

My Man…

And a card for you. Little Yellow Bicycle is by far one of my favorite companies. The people there are fabulous and their products are always at the top of my shopping list. Today I’m using their Elizabeth Park collection to create both a layout and a card using my left over paper and embellishments. Here is my Layout first. The card will follow with a short video on how I create it.



On this layout I used the “B” sides of the patterned paper for a more subtle pattern. I do this often for pages about my son. The “B” sides tend to be more boy/girl friendly. I love that with this line you can use it for both boys and girl pages. This makes me want to buy even more of it of course! I started with a pattern as my base and topped it with a second pattern. My photos are matte in both yellow and white to add more color. There is some stitching added and my title is a large title created from puffy letter stickers.



Here are a few detailed shots of the layout. For my journaling I layered a couple of the LYB tags under the top edge of my photo matte. The small notebook piece was run through the printer using the technique I talk about in the video below. A few epoxy stickers and a Tim Holtz mini paper clip finish off this layout. Oh….and let’s not forget about the May Art burlap string. This is my most used product from them. Love love love it!


Next up is a quick card.



Here is a video sharing with you how I created my “left overs” card.  ENJOY!



Thanks for stopping by today. Stay tuned for even more May Arts and Little Yellow Bicycle goodness!



Blog Post By: Latrice Murphy


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  1. Aga

    Awww what a sweet page 🙂 Love that the stitching and string is so simple but effective!

  2. Denise Bryant

    Darling layout and card!

  3. Ola Jaggers

    I love the layout of your little man…. it’s perfect!

    I love what you did with your leftovers to make the card….. and the video you made!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  4. Sandra L.

    Adorable little guy and beautiful layout!

  5. Becky Dunham

    Sweet projects Latrice! love those pics on the layout – so cute 🙂 Love the bright colors and patterns and great use of your leftovers 🙂

  6. Toni K

    What a cute little guy! Love the layout!!!

  7. Donna Woods

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us! I love all the extra details.

  8. Janet Lebeau

    Awesome projects! I can not wait to see more!

  9. Cynthia B.

    What a cute little man you have! Nice card too- love the stitching.

  10. Beerly Jordan

    The layout and card are adorable!! Love May Arts ribbon and LYB!! Great match up!

  11. Lucy

    The layouts are adorable and your “man” is so adorable as well! TFS

  12. ivy

    love the LO! your son is adorable!!

  13. Latrice Murphy

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

  14. Jan Hennings

    TOO cute!

  15. Larissa Heskett

    THANKS for the inspiration!! =) I LOVED the video!! Can’t wait to see what you do next!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  16. Shartl

    Wow, your layout is just adorable and I love how you used the leftovers to make a matching card!!

  17. Kristie Maynard

    Very sweet layout! I love using my scraps, I’m a scrap collector and never seem to throw anytghing away so finding ways to use them is wonderful!

  18. Aki

    Oh wow~~~ The layout and cards are very beautiful!!! You’ve done a perfect job! :”)

  19. Sue D

    Fabulous layout and “leftovers” card!

  20. Tona

    Love the layout & card!

  21. Kate Vickers

    I love the layout! Your wee man is a doll. I miss when my little guy was that small. He was a cutie then too! Now he is a TERROR! LOL!

  22. Kelly massman

    Sweet layout and I really love the cute card!

  23. Debbie Painter

    I love both of your LO’s!! Thanks for the great pictures!!
    [email protected]

  24. cynthia

    Love both of your examples. Your son is so…. cute.

  25. Julie in Edmonds

    Your close-ups really show how wonderful these are. I love the way you used the stitching and the journaling box.

  26. Annette A.

    awesome projects…thanks for sharing

  27. Brooke D

    I love that you were able to use this collection for a boy’s layout…it looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Love the layout.

  29. Patricia

    Love the spring colors in the Elizabeth Park collection and the May Arts ribbion evrything in your layout is beautiful. Thank you Latrice for sharing.

  30. jengd

    Great stuff. Love that layout- it’s almost as sweet as the little boy in it! 🙂 The stitching on both projects is the perfect accent.

  31. Samantha T

    Love these!

  32. Lindy

    Love your layout and card!!! T4S

  33. Denise Coulter

    I just love Latrice’s layout. Absolutely gorgeous.

  34. Charlene

    So cute!! Love that LO.

  35. Lisa P

    Super cute! Love it.

  36. {vicki}

    Love this l/o

  37. Carol B

    Such a beautiful layout and card! The layout is adorable and so are the pics!

    Carol B


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