Lights Out | A Scrapbook Layout

A few weeks ago, I saw a fun layout from Sue at Life & Memories that sparked the idea for my layout below. I have a Silhouette HD but haven’t been using it much lately. Her die-cut background element with a few of the circles filled in with pattern paper had the kind of look I wanted to create for this photo of my sleeping nephews.

Of course, as is the way of inspiration, my layout looks absolutely nothing like Sue’s. I just loved the idea of cutting some shapes out of a background and backing them with pattern paper and that’s the idea I ran with.

Featured Supplies: American Crafts JuteStickles DiamondKreinik Pearl Blending filamentSilhouette Shooting Star, Sew Easy, LAX Thickers.

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I used the Silhouette to cut stars out of the cardstock and used the negative piece as a frame for my photo. I backed each star shape with a different pattern paper. For added texture, I punched additional stars in the same pattern papers and added them around the layout. I found an older Thicker alphabet with a white glitter finish that was perfect for my title.

My extra finishing touches were to bring the glitter from the title into the other corners of the page by mounting smaller stars inside the larger ones and outlining the shape with Diamond Stickles. With my Sew Easy, I created stitching lines for a border and used some Kreinik Pearl filament (borrowed from my cross stitch supplies) for thread as I wanted something with luster. And lastly, I trailed some yellow jute around the stars for added interest.

Has anything inspired you to create a project recently?

Thanks for stopping by today!

22 Comments

  1. I love this look, Tammy! The curled twine really helps move your eye through the stars and the layout. Very sweet page!

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  2. Love your die cut background. This is a great use of the Silhouette. It add so much dimension to have stars peaking through as well as ones on top. Such a sweet photo to capture.

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  3. love the layout and the way you have the twine wrapped on the layout… thanks for sharing. hugs

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  4. love the negative space with the stars- i did that for a layout last year and i totally love the look! the twine is just awesome

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  5. This turned out fatastic. I especially like the yellow trail winding through the stars.

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  6. Oh, I just love this! The colors are gorgeous – and I love that some of the stars are 3d-ish. It’s adorable!

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  7. Looks great! I love how the stars really “pop” on the page.

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  8. Wow, such a cool page! I love the yellow jute!

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  9. I adore this layout! That star background and the jute, it’s just perfect!

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  10. cool star background! and i like how you used the thread along the side 🙂

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  11. Now I’m inspired – love what you did with the stars! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Totally love this layout. Like how you kept the navy along the one side. Stitched stars are wonderful. The string is perfect. TFS

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  13. Completely adorable. Of course the photo is the cutest. Nothing beats a sleeping child! Love what you did with the stars. Beautiful work!

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  14. Digging into some old papers inspired me to work lately! I LOVE the cutouts on your layout! And the picture is cute…

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  15. Awww what a sweet photo.
    Your layout is adorable. So perfect for a boy.

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  16. Wow, thanks for the mention and the links. That is my favorite way to use my Silhouette. It just looks so clean and wonderful every time. Love how you used it for the stars, but also added dimension on top as well as behind. Great page!

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  17. Awwww…this is such a great page with a cute photo.
    The stars backed by the paper turned out great.
    And I love the added twine!

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  18. oh my! I love that idea! I can see this used in many different layouts. Love it!!!

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  19. I love this so much, the way you did the stars is fabulous.

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  20. This is beautiful. Nothing sweeter than a picture of little ones sleeping.

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  21. Stunning, eye-catching page. Love the peek-a-boo patterns and the twirly twine – great combo.

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