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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Magic Happens

Things are slowly getting back to normal here.  Our power finally came on late yesterday, so as you can imagine there's been a mountain of washing to catch up on, and a million other things to get done.  Today I decided that some things could wait while I took some "me time" and did something creative - it's been ages since I've gotten anything crafty done!
My project for today is a layout, using the new Kaisercraft Magic Happens collection.  It's all fairies and butterflies, and just perfect for some pretty pics of the girls.
For this layout, I've chosen a sheet of purple bazzil basics cardstock as my base.
I chose 4 different sheets of paper from the 6x6" paper stack, and trimmed them down to 4x4", making sure to save the scraps to make some cute little cards from!  I arranged these squares into a block, and inked the outside two edges of each one before sticking them in place.

I got my hands on this nifty little paper piercing tool online.  However, they conveniently forgot to tell me that I needed a handle for it, so I've used it without, which was ok, but a bit harder to steer, and didn't pierce the paper all the way through,  That was ok, I used a needle to poke the holes right through, and then using a DMC variegated purple/lilac thread, handstitched the top and bottom borders.

I really like Kaisercraft rub ons, (they always work!) so I chose to use the rub on border that says "magic, dreams, wish, believe" to add a bit extra to the page, and placed it as shown.
Then using one of the phrases from the diecut sheets in the 6x6" paper pad, I wrapped a little bit of green tara vine around it, and stuck that down in an freeform curve.  

I took another sheet of paper from the 6x6" block and popped out one of the bracket die cuts from the back of the book.  I used the bracket to lightly draw the outline of a shaped block (I have no idea what else to call it!), and then cut it out.  I stamped one of the flourishes from the Magic Happens clear stamp set onto the printed side of the paper with a glue pad, and then sprinkled some pretty lilac superfine glitter onto it.  This is a great technique to bling up some paper that is calling for a bit of extra life in it!
Next I trimmed my photos down, to about 2.5x4", and rounded the corners using a corner rounder punch.  To add a bit of dimension, I used foam tape to raise the shaped block up, and adhered my photos on top of that. 

Last but not least, I used one of the journal tags from the little booklet (can you believe they're only $2? bargain!), added my journalling, and then using my needle, poked a hole and threaded some leftover thread through it, and tied a little bow.  To finish the bow, and to stop it coming undone, I added a little dot of Glossy Accents to it.  As I don't want my text to clutter this layout, it can be slipped in behind the patterned paper!

 A beautiful little layout for pictures of two beautiful little fairy girls :) 


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Rita, your girls are gorgeous and the layout isnt too fussy, but still girlie and pretty!

Rita said...

Thanks :) Glad you liked it!