Thursday, August 2, 2012

a quick page!

hi everyone!  this is Shaunna, coming to you from my hometown in Ohio where i'm "staging" for my beach vaca with the girls in my family!!!  i'm really excited about this trip & getting to see lots of people i haven't gotten to see for a while :)  it's nice.  lots of pictures for projects when i get home!

today i am going to share a quick and easy layout tutorial with you, that has a little extra something without a whole lot of effort!  here is the finished page:

so much fun & really took no time at all to make!  i can walk you through this layout in pretty much three simple steps.  first, you'll need to gather up your supplies, from the July2012 Sampler Kit:

  • 8.5x11" baseball card protector sheet (from your own stash)
  • Echo Park "Note To Self - Quotes" 12x12 paper; a 2.5x3.5 scrap of other PP
  • Simple Stories "Summer Fresh - Elements" 12x12 paper & 12x12 sticker sheet
  • Bazzill red washi tape
  • KaiserCraft Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • Pink Paislee Rub-ons 
  •  Basic Grey Wood Buttons 
  •  Alpha of your choice for title (i used AC Thickers); glitter/stars (i used tiny gold stars to mimic fireflies for the page); adhesive of choice (from your own stash)
i started out by cutting the Echo Park paper down to 8.5x11":

i am using the blue polka dotted side for this project.  next, i cut the bottom row off the page protector (going all the way up to the seam of the row above it to allow for spacing), and trimmed the binder edge off, leaving the seams intact all the way around.  i then cut a photo and a small piece of the Simple Stories "Sunshine & Happiness" to 2.5x3.5" and slipped them into the first two pockets, and finally poured a bit of the gold stars into the last pocket.  i had a few perfect pieces of the Simple Stories "Elements" paper leftover so i decided to use them to layer behind my protector for this project.  i lined the top of the protector with a strip of the washi tape, then used that to adhere the protector to the layout:

i then went about filling in the spaces and using stickers and letters to keep the protector down in other spots as well, and added the plain jar sticker behind the protector so it would look like the stars ('fireflies') in the protector were drifting in and out of the jar. :)

i added a few rub ons and tiny alpha stickers in appropriate places to detail the event, and called it done!  

a detailed photo:

in the end, this page really turned out well & i didn't spend hours of my time beating my head against my desk trying to get it done - i really enjoyed working on it and hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.  please forgive my bad-quality-middle-of-the-night-grainy pics as always :/  if you create a page based on this tutorial, i would love to see it - so feel free to link up in the comments and share!!!

don't forget about The Sampler's July Card and Sketch Challenges, which are still rolling along until August 19th - lots of time left to get creative and get something in there ;)  don't forget to stop by Scrapbooking Supplies R Us as well, see what's coming in hot off the CHA presses and snag one of these fantastic kits for yourself (if there are any left!!  they were going like hotcakes last i heard!)  see ya next week - from the beach!!! :D

peace, love and stickers -

1 comment:

  1. that is so cool! Love the sheet protecter addition