I started by stamping the Watercolour Wash Background stamp on the top left hand and bottom right hand corners using Daffodil Delight ink. I created the balloon panel using the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. The main purpose of the die is to cut it from the centre of the panel you are going to put inside your card. It has a fold line down the middle and one on each side so that it will pop up on the inside of your card. I found that the die is exactly 6″ long and by using a narrow piece of cutting plate on top of the die, I could cut out the piece without the outside score lines. (I am lucky enough to have a handy son-in-law who refinishes the edges on my cutting plates when they break, creating many sized pieces which I can use in my crafting.) I cut my panel from Whisper White card which I trimmed by 1/8″ from each side so that I could place it onto my 4″ x 6″ Early Expresso panel. I stamped “happy birthday” onto the banner section using a greeting from the Balloon Adventures stamp set and Early Expresso ink. The decorative balloon pieces were cut from Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango card using the dies in the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. This panel makes up the top right hand side of the layout. I added two photos of my gorgeous, youngest granddaughter celebrating her birthday last year. The panel in the bottom left hand corner is created by stamping the “look who’s turning” from the Number of Years stamp set onto Whisper White card using Early Expresso ink. I added the number “6” which is from the same stamp set once again using Early Expresso ink. Across the bottom of the panel I stamped the “date” image from the Project Life Date It stamp set using Early Expresso ink. The stamped panel is attached to a piece of Early Expresso card 4″ square. I cut the letters to create her name from Early Expresso ink using the Large Letters Framelits Dies.
I am always trying to create pages to demonstrate how easy it is to stick to standard Project Life size cards. Any of these pieces could be change out using cards from the Project Life Card Collections. I love how easy it makes memory keeping, I don’t have to think for hours and hours about where to place my photos or embellishments. Of course, I do scour Pinterest for Scrapbook Layouts which suit my purposes.
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