Jade – Week 4 of 10
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Today's steal, the Lawn Fawn Bright Side Collection, is so bright and colorful it really makes you think of spring and summer! The double-sided papers have such cute patterns and colors perfect for little girls everywhere!
Today's guest designer, Michele Duffy, shows us just how super cute this collection is, with a great sketch to inspire us all!
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I’ve got a little confession to make. I consider myself more of a cardmaker than a scrapper. I’m working on that, though. With the help of MWM sketches I’ve filled up two albums in the last year and a half! So when I started to think about what kind of sketch I might create this week in order to inspire some true scrappers out there, I actually started with one of my cards. Here’s one of my go-to card layouts, adapted to a 12x12 layout. I think you could easily use one photo or several clustered together, up to you!
I got to create with Lawn Fawn’s lovely “Bright Side” paper collection. I own several Lawn Fawn stamps, but this was the first time I used their patterned papers. I love the tone-on-tone prints and bright colors in this collection. “Bright Side” definitely lives up to its name!
Here’s my layout, I used one 4x6 print trimmed down a little bit.
Now, I like pre-made embellies just as much as the next girl, but when working with this steal I was reminded that my love of paper crafting is really about one thing: the paper! I layered strips of paper along the left edge of the paper, using a border punch to make some pretty scallops. I repeated the scallop border along my photo and journaling. I then used some easy techniques to turn patterned paper into embellishments. For instance, I punched these butterflies from the pink and turquoise papers for a quick corner embellie.
I also stamped and fussy cut some flowers to add some color by the title.
And fussy cut a tulip from the ‘smell the roses’ sheet of patterned paper to dress up my journaling block.
Most of the Bright Side prints are small and perfect for cards. So let’s put that ‘layout’ sketch to work on some cards!
I gave this next card a less feminine and flowery look by using the green and blue papers on a kraft cardstock base. (This is the back of the ‘jump for joy’ paper included in the collection.)
That’s it for me today! Thanks so much for having me as your guest sketcher and I look forward to seeing your layouts this week!
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Thank you so much Michele! Your daughter is just adorable and this collection works just perfectly for her! I'm hitting that 'steal' button today!
The winner of last week's Mid Week Mojo Jade #3 is...
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