Today I am sharing the layout and card I created with the flowers from the tutorial I posted earlier this week. I’ve had these flower photos for a long time – two of the pictures come from a house I used to own in Florida. They have been stored away, patiently waiting for me to scrapbook them. These photos were really inspiring me on a grey, drab day in Nashville as I’m dreaming of all the blooming flowers to come this spring and summer.
Supplies: Pattern Paper – Basic Grey Perhaps Beatrice and die-cut tag sheet, blue background from an old DCWV Spring Stack, green strips from DCWV Cafe Mediterranean stack, Making Memories Noteworthy paper. Cardstock: Bazzill White, Parakeet and the monochromatic Pansy trio. Embellishments: American Crafts fabric Leaf Delight thickers. Tools: Quickutz scallop border die (layout), We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy and the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch (card).
These photos are still important to me. I’ve never been able to keep a house plant alive for more than a few months. Yet, when I moved to a townhouse with a yard, I wanted to fill it with pretty blooming flowers. I planted that hydrangea and I was super impressed that it bloomed year after year. I had to keep a record of this memory even though I no longer own that house. Also, in my quest to get more purple on my layouts, these photos provided the perfect opportunity!
This layout was loosely inspired by Allison Davis’ two page sketch #10 — from Sketch Support. I loved the layout created by Christina Hoffman here and used the left side of her layout as a basis for my one-page layout. I used the Sew Easy with the cross stitch attachment to create the stems for my flowers and the green hearts I cut in half are perfect for the leaves. I also used several sheets of pattern paper that have been in my stash for a long time.
I had plenty of leftovers to create this card for my Mom:
Her birthday is Friday but she already has it, so it’s safe to show! I used the same design elements from the layout. Cards come together so much faster when you use scraps from a layout you just completed. I stamped a simple “Happy Birthday” on the inside of the card. Keeping up with the purple theme!
Thanks for stopping by today. Before I sign off, I wanted to give a shout-out to Melissa, who created a layout this week using flower embellishments she made, inspired from my tutorial. Thanks for sharing, Melissa!