Hello, Hello Crafty Friends Shalon here with a bit of scrapbook page inspiration for the PrintableCuttableCreatable Design Team! For this layout, I challenge myself to use a large cut file and to use more than one 4×6 photo on the page! I think you will like the final result – I sure do! Retro is super trendy right now and my tween is all about it! She wanted “good vibes only” for her eleventh birthday party, so the newest collection by PrintableCuttableCreatables was perfect in more ways than one! (I even made a t-shirt for her to wear on her big day!)
What You’ll Need:
Cardstock (I used both smooth and glitter.)
Patterned Paper (I pulled from my stash.)
Distress Inks/Oxide in (optional) I pulled from my stash and color-matched as best I could.
Adhesive (I used both liquid and a tape runner.)
Matte Photo Paper (optional – white cardstock would also work.)
To begin, I selected the Flower Peace Sign SVG File and the pair of photos that I wanted to scrap. I thought of printing them both in a smaller size, but I felt that the photos needed to be larger so that they did not “compete” for attention on the page with the file.
Then I raided my stash for papers that matched the file and photos. I lucked out and found this awesome piece of glitter cardstock from American Crafts in Leaf. (Fun Fact: This piece of cardstock is a leftover from this same kid’s FIRST birthday party!) The green cardstock is very glittery and incredibly thick so it took 6 passes in my Cameo! Be sure to try lifting your design off the mat before unloading so you can send it back through if needed! Also, this file comes with a solid peace sign and an alternate bottom layer. I selected the alternate bottom layer because I love the placement of the flowers on the peace sign and knew I would not be able to get it exactly the same if I was placing it on my own.
Since my colored cardstock is smooth, I decided to ink the edges and curl up the petals of the flowers to add some dimension. Using my Distress Oxide and Ink stash, I was able to find some color matches that I was happy with. After edging the individual pieces, I individually wrapped the petals of some flowers around the bottom of a pen so they curl some and lift off the page creating a slight shadow effect.
Following the assembly instructions that come with all of Kristin’s files, I used liquid glue to assemble the entire file. Adhering cardstock to the glitter cardstock was a little tricky. Using quick-drying liquid glue and something to act as a weight, I got the job done!
Creating a paper stack behind the photos to act as a mat, I placed the photos on the layout and adhered everything down. Then it was time to embellish! I created most of my own embellishments by utilizing the print and cut feature on my Cameo and these cut files: Hippie Car Retro SVG File, Front Hippie Van Retro SVG File, Retro Rainbows Free SVG File, and Vintage Camera SVG Cut File. Let me tell you it was HARD narrowing it all down! I even used everything but the text from the It’s a Whole Vibe SVG File which matched her shirt and everything else so nicely. Then, I raided my stash and used a couple of puffy stickers from an OLD Dear Lizzy collection, added a bit of journaling, and called it finished!
Check out some close-ups to see the embellishments and inking!
Thanks for checking this out!
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