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Jill’s Layout


Good morning GB fans! Today I wanted to share a fun layout I made with the July kits.

I started the page by hand-stitching a few of the 5’s with red floss.  Next, I fussy cut a bunch of the flowers and leaves from the blue floral paper to use as embellishments. 

The photo is layered on tissue paper from my stash, along with some of the awesome patterned papers in the Main Kit.  I added the tags, with the Good Friends tag as the secondary title, then added the word Hooray with staples right on the photo as the main title.

I added in chipboard, a rubber banner and an epoxy sticker for additional embellishments.  

Thanks for stopping by, have  a great day!

Layout by Diane


Hello crafty peeps, it’s Diane, sharing a fun layout with the July kits.

I loved the “Oh My Stars” pocket card in the Life Pages kit and wanted to use it for the title of my layout along with a star theme.

To keep the photo the focus of the layout, I used white and subdued colors for the stars by punching and die cutting white card stock, vellum and a selection of patterned paper from the Traveler’s Notebook and Scrapbook kit. For a little added interest I used the negative space of some stars to create thin lined stars and added machine stitching to some of the larger stars.

I placed my photo in the bottom center of my page and randomly arranged the stars in the open spaces completely filling in the background, leaving room at the bottom of my photo for the title, which I cut out from the pocket card.

For just a little bling I added the gold star stickers. I like how it contrasts with the white layout.

I hope this inspires you to make a monochromatic layout with a pop of color. It’s a wonderful way to let the colors of your photo be the star of the show.

Happy creating!

Scotland Layout by Sian

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Hi there. It’s Sian here today, catching up with the July kits after a crazy month here. As soon as I saw the kits for July I knew I’d be using up every last scrap to document our trip to Scotland. The colours re just right. I took a lot of pictures while I was away, very many of them with my phone, and sometimes I was captured as I was snapping. So I made a page to record the moment.

It was inspired by that sticker I used as my title “Two Can Play at that Game”.

I printed my picture out three times for more impact; and, as a final touch, I created some dimension (to reinforce the idea of me popping up with my camera) my trimming the letters for “July” from a Life Pages card and then raising them on pop dots.

After I’d finished I found on my desk the smaller sized prints I’d made, so I decided to take the basics of my page design and repeat them in a card I could use to mail out a few pictures to family. Grandma likes real photos to have on display! Here it is:

a photo of me taking photos, to accompany…a card full of photos.

Happy scrapping!