I've been wanting to share this layout for two weeks.
So excited it went up on Monday at Two Peas.
By the way,Monday is the day to check the gallery for an influx of GG designed layouts). I think that is fun to have a weekly GG layout share. I grab my cup of coffee and ooh and ahhh over the fabulousness shared. Happiness I tell ya!
Lots of Bella Blvd paper goodness here. And from multiple collections. They don't necessarily go together but look good together. :) And even though these particular school-themed papers may seem geared towards older students (high-school or college) I love how amazing they look on my daughter's elementary school layout.
And Kerri Bradford digi die cuts. I used my Silhouette to cut these but you can also use your Cricut. Or Wishblade or other digi die cutters. I encourage you to try them out. How amazing that the same die cut designs will work on a multitude of digi craft cutters so that we can all use the same things. Happiness!
And odds and ends. Like those Making Memories chipboard pencil stickers. Those are old. I love taking an older product and marrying it with newer ones. And in this case everything coordinates and flows together perfectly. And I used some of my stash. I need to do more of that.
And don't be afraid of cutting your titles from patterned paper. Here I cut mine from both patterned paper and cardstock, layering the pattern on the black cardstock to help it stand out.
And the apple was completely pieced together from die cut patterned papers as well.
Buttons finish everything off, right? I think so.
Besides I seem to think I need every button ever made so I best be using them every chance I get!
PAPER: Borders N Blocks 12x12 Midterm Paper by Bella Blvd; Pep Rally 12x12 Midterm Paper by Bella Blvd; Physics 12x12 Midterm Paper by Bella Blvd; Blue Without You 12x12 Hello Beautiful Paper by Bella Blvd.; Text me 12x12 Midterm Paper by Bella Blvd.; Magic In the Sky 12x12 Sunny Happy Skies Paper by Bella Blvd.; Thanks A Bunch 12x12 Hello Beautiful by Bella Blvd.; Journal Cards Sweet Summertime Paper by Echo Park Paper Co.; Steves Keys 12x12 Midterm Paper by Bella Blvd.; Vellum
EMBELLISHMENTS: Report Card Border Rub Ons by October Afternoon; Report Card Wild Cards by October Afternoon; Report Card Label Stickers by October Afternoon; Chipboard Pencil Stickers by MM; Buttons by Stampin' Up & Papertrey Ink; Red/Brown Baker's Twine by Jillibean Soup
TOOLS: Silhouette Digital Die Cutting Machine
DIGI DIE DESIGNS: Educationish Kit by Kerri Bradford (apple and "school is..."); elementary_C00557_9547 by Silhouette America
WHAT I'M USING THIS WEEK
Black w/ Silver Handle Printers Tray by 7Gypsies: Using this fabulous little tray for the next product, Kerri Bradford's This & That Halloween Digi Die Cut Kit. I can't wait to start this. I have plans for adding to the die cuts. FUN.
Above is Kerri's fabulous tray. Here is what all the components look like:
Kerri Bradford This & That Halloween Digi Die Cut Kit: I love Halloween decorations, supplies, etc.
Copic Blending Card X-Press Paper Pack: I was dying to get this. Dying. Copic released this at CHA Summer. You can read about it HERE. I WILL be using it this week. I know, how can someone be so excited about paper? It's all about the right tools. To be successful with Copics, you really do need the right tools. I have a feeling this might be replacing my current go-to paper for Copics. My Aussie friends already know all about this paper, right ladies!!!?!!!
Martha Stewart Scoring Board Score Craft Tool: I thought I didn't want or need one. I was wrong. I am using this all the time. Perfect creases. I briefly touched on this in THIS post. I'll be sharing more with this soon.
Penny Johnson Clear Stamp Dearest Deer & Penny Johnson Clear Stamp Shhh: I just adore these. They remind me of my childhood. The deer remind me of a decoration we had when I was kid and the Santa reminds me of this (cut from an old gift box lid):
Martha Stewart DIY Large Snowman Punch: I think this will make super cute projects. Imagine gift tags or a wintertime bookmark (perfect small size) and I want to make a snow globe and stick this guy in it. ;)
Martha Stewart XL Punch Witch Hat: I think this little guy could be used in so many fun ways. Stick it on top of a pumpkin stamped image. Or use it on top of a letter in a title as a fun Halloween motif. Or...and don't laugh, okay? This reminds me of the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter. We are going to Orlando later this year and I am most excited for all the Harry Potter fun at Universal. :)
EK Success Large Reindeer Punch: I think this will make the cutest gift tags and/or cards and even scrapbook page accent. Add a red pom pom or button for the nose and some googly eyes to dress him up. Fun!
Dear Lizzy American Crafts Christmas Papers: I'm going to use these for last year's Holiday Cards/Photos from friends and family layouts. If you are new to my blog you can see past year's layouts and read all about how I scrap these HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Some of my favorite layouts to scrap each year!
I also really love that not all of the papers in this collection scream "Christmas" and can be used for many different themes or occasions.
Dear Lizzy Enchanted Just Write Journaling Cards: I think these will be fun for all sorts of projects. I love little tags that you can tuck underneath things and layer on layouts. These are cute. Lots of perforated pieces and unique designs.
Video Presentation of this week's picks:
Have a super day!
p.s. If you won blog candy/giveaways last week and emailed me your address, your package went out today! :)