Hello dear crafty friends, today I have a whole new project idea. I created a traditional scrapbook layout page but in a cute mini size (6 X 6) using many of Art Impressions adorable sets.
My intention was to create a page that documents a fun Summer day with my family and friends, when we had a BBQ over our lagoon on the Memorial Day. We grilled corn after our meal that was so tasty and my sister took this fun picture of me being so joyful munching my yummy corm :)
I started by printing my photo to the suitable size using my Canon Selphy CP1300 Photo Printer. I then wanted to frame it with this cute frame from the Journal Template Die Set so I cut it using Red Lawn Fawn Chilli Pepper Cardstock and I placed foam strips between them for some dimension.
To create the background template, I cut two big main circles from our Double Stitched Circle Die Set and glued them in a diagonal position on a background pattern paper of bricks.
I used the scalloped circle dies that come with the Journal Oval Frame Die Set and also the smaller ones from the Journal Template Die Set and glued them to white circles that I cut using the Double Stitched Circle Die Set so the scalloped edges would show from underneath the white circles. For the white Paper I used Bristol Smooth White Papers.
I then cut a lot of utencils from green, red and yellow cardstock and arranged them on the scalloped circles to create these cute clusters to place around my picture. For the utencils I used Art Impressions Kitchen Mini Die Set.
I placed some alphabet stickers to write the word BBQ on one of the scalloped circles.
I die cut flowers using different dies from my stash to help me decorate all around my layout.
To create the menu black strip I die cut it using the Journal Cover and Bookmark die set and a Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Paper. I used the bookmark die and placed it upside down and added alphabet stickers to write the word "MENU". I used my white gel pen to add few lines under.
To create the arrangement of the layout I started by placing my picture frame on the two main circled that we glued earlier a little offset to the bottom right and then started arranging all the decoration pieces that we created above.
I placed the scalloped circles on the left of the picture frame and added flowers coming from underneath the picture frame, added the menu strip under the bigger scalloped circle and finished off by making some utencils peek through from underneath the frame and the scalloped circles.
I trimmed the background to be a little smaller than 6 X 6 inch so it has a black frame all around when I place it on the black journal base which is 6 X 6 inch. I glued them together.
For a final decorative touch I added Enamel Dots to the centers of the flowers and scattered some all around the layout.
Die Cutting Machine
Nuvo Deluxe Glue
Tool n' One Poke tool
Ergonomic Reverse Grip - Craft Tweezers
Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors
Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
Foam Tape Roll
Double Sided Tape