Each month I'm always getting something extra from the store and this month I picked up a couple of the new Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy items; the shaped paper clips and accent stickers! I thought it might be fun to create a traditional layout and something different (for me).
I went with a card for my "different" this month - which isn't really different at all, but given I'm not much of a card maker I figured I'd be daring and make it a shaker-card! ;) I never realised just how easy shaker cards were to make. For my base I used the Fine and Dandy "Stripey Straws" paper (from the July Pattern Paper Play 2 kit) then added foam tape around the edges to give me depth. Then I just popped a piece of clear acetate on top, cut a white border out of cardstock and stuck it on top (to hide the foam tape). It’s that easy! Who knew ;)
A co-worker is turning the big 26 (and when I say the big 26 I should point out she is the "junior" in our office… I wish it was me turning 26..) so I made this with her in mind.
To make sure the accent stickers actually move around (and not just stick to the back paper) I popped them onto a scrap piece of vellum then just cut them to shape. The shaped paper clips are clipped onto the circle paper but I also added a bit of washi tape at the back to stop them falling out should she decide to really shake that card.
For my traditional layout I went with a double-page spread. We have just finished up with school holidays over here so we've had both kids (my son & niece) home all day and I love them both dearly but they sure are “funny”. Thought it would be fun to jot down a few of my niece’s seemingly daily demands these school holidays ;)
This one has a little from the July kits – I tried to stick with the Fine & Dandy collection to keep the colours consistent but also brought in some pinks and golds to match. I love using different alpha’s for the titles and I just popped the “5” shaped paper clip at the top (it’s her age).
I think this is my favourite 2-page layout that I've made so far. I really love the colours!
Did you happen to pick up any of the new Fine & Dandy line from the shop this month? Would love to see how you've used it if so!