Fourth of July Celebration 2016

July7This Fourth of July was special celebration for our family. My daughter’s fiancce was home on leave. This is the first Fourth of July they have spent together in the same location.  So I sent them out to have fun and take lots of pictures (of course).

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For my layout, I started with 2 – 8.5″ x 11″ pieces of Basis Blue Cardstock. I edged it with some red, white, and blue ribbon from my stash.

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Next, I used my eClips2 to cut out the fireworks and my title. I used CCS Silver Glitter Cardstock and Basis Red Cardstock. The fireworks die cut is from Miss Kate’s Cuttables. As you can see the silver layer is very detailed. It cut easily once I increased the pressure setting one step (from the heavy cardstock setting on the eClips2). I saved the pieces I removed from the centers to add to my fireworks.

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I attached the layers and added some additional silver streamers.

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I also cut a shadow layer for my title.  Love how the glitter paper sparkles.

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Some of the pictures I also matted with the CCS Silver Glitter Cardstock or Currency Cover Silver.

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I created a second layout in a 12″ x 12″ layout for my daughter’s book. I left space for her to add her own journaling.

Thanks for checking it out.

Easter Egg Hunt Layout

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Hello everyone. Today I am sharing an Easter layout using CutCardStock Curious Metallics. My layouts are usually done as two 8.5″ x 11″ pages. When I started the scrapbook for my daughter this was the size available. (As you can see by the date, I am a little behind.)

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I started with 2 sheets of Curious Metallics in Cryogen White. I wanted to to add a splash of color, so I used the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and Distress Markers.

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Next, I used We R Memory Keepers Hello Darlings 6×6 Paper for some background mats. I matted the larger picture with Curious Metallic in Violette and pink from the Core’dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock in Carnival.

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I used my Sizzix eClips 2 to cut the title for my page from the Core’dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock. You can see how detailed I was able to cut the words.

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The Core’dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock made it easy to apply the words to the page.

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Then I added several Easter Eggs cut from Curious Metallics (Violette, Mandarin, and Lime) and Core’dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock. I matted some smaller pictures on the eggs. The large egg is hiding my journaling.