Monday, September 2, 2013

Bloom Boldly!

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

And Happy Labor Day too...

Whenever I am on Pinterest I am always looking for new and exciting layout designs and when I came across this one I really thought I was going to use my Cape Cod kit papers to recreate it. That was until the new Pattern Basics were released last month! The Brights set of papers have so much visual texture and color they make me happy. So I set out to recreate a layout based on this DESIGN.

Remember the layouts from last week? I used some of the leftovers for this page.
Use the 8x8 grid ruler to make an angled cut on the 6x12" striped paper.

Use the 3x14" acrylic ruler to make this angled cut on the 4x9.5" brocade paper.

Mark the midpoint on the back of the 1.25x10" pink dotted paper.

Use a square punch and line up the bottom edge and the dot to make the angled cut.
Use the same technique when punching the .5x8.75" notebook print paper.


Use 2 plain white cardstock photo mats cut at 4.25x6.25".
Embellish with assorted items from Bold Blooms kit and paper flowers made from HPOPs.

Add two 4x6" photos to the photo mats.
I added extra dimension to my layout by simply inking the edges of all the Pattern Basic papers, the Fossils (Club Scrap 2004) orange paper flower, photo mats and my photos.

The photos are of my daughter, mother in-law and niece standing in front of a Fringe Tree at Heritage Museum and Gardens. If you have never seen this tree in bloom it is truly a sight to behold.  Uncommon and Blooming Boldly!

Have a fantastic week and thanks so much for stopping by.


*other products used in this layout

-Club Scrap 2009 Solstice White cardstock layout base
-Club Scrap Black India Ink 
-Studio G red glitter glue in center of orange Bold Blooms brad
-Tim Holtz tiny attacher staples on pink ribbon loop embellishments
-Club Scrap 2011 Versailles blue paper punched daisy flower with white brad center from stash
-hot pink bling (courtesy of a Rainbow Swap with my Club Scrap friends Retreat 2013)
-hot pink ribbon (confiscated from certain doom into the circular file at Retreat 2013)


  1. Great ideas Julie! Very neat layout.

  2. Love the ruler trick, Julie! Inspiring as always. :)

  3. Looks great as always Julie! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh.My.Heavens!!! Julie!!! I NEVER thought to use my ruler or a square punch to make the end of the pennant cutouts!!! You are AMAZING!!! I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open 'cause it's such a simple yet PERFECT solution!!! You are TOO clever!!!!

    Oh! The layout is gorgeous too!! hahaha

  5. Love the look of the pennants and the bright colors. Very pretty~ makes the pictures pop! The geometry teacher in me loves to see creative use of geometry tools lol. Another answer to the question "when am I gonna need to know this?"

  6. Love the encouraging, out of the box, page

  7. Love the page, love the ruler it ALL!

  8. Great layout page, Julie....may have to try these cutting techs on a card layout.

  9. Wonderful layout Juli!

  10. Love this sketch and layout, Julie.

  11. Really sweet page and tips Julie! Thanks again for sharing so much!

  12. Have not made a page in AGES, but this pretty one makes me wanna play!!! Thanks for the crazy-good inspiration!


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