Monday, April 17, 2017

Crate Paper | Dreams Are for Chasing

Crate Paper and florals go together like peanut butter and jelly!  I always love the floral designs that are part of the Maggie Holmes collections.  I thought it would be fun to pair the Chasing Dreams collection, with a large die cut flower, that I could back with a mix of patterned papers.


The cut file is a design by Paige Evans and I used it two ways.  I cut the design from White card stock, and flipped it to trace it onto the right side of the background paper, before filling the open spaces with patterned paper.  Once I had all of the design backed with papers from the Chasing Dreams 6x6 paper pad, I adhered it to the background paper and lined it up with the traced pencil line.  Then I punched holes with my paper piercer and stitched over the pencil line.

I placed my photo on the right side of the flower, to fill in the open space.  I loved the effect of all of the patterned paper on the left side of the flower and the look of the background paper showing through the right side of the flower.  I used the “Dreams Are for Chasing” sticker for the title of my layout, and placed it right under the photo.


The fringe butterflies are one of my favorite embellishments from the collection, and I thought one would be perfect on a floral themed layout.  I also brought in a couple of other flowers from the Ephemera Pack and the Chipboard sticker sheet to balance the right side of the layout.


I finished the layout with a few smaller embellishments and a few word phrases, to avoid over-filling the layout. I definitely wanted the large flower and patterned papers to be the focus of the design. 

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