Circle Cutter-

Punch 907-

Punch 923-


Army Brat

Hi, Erin here with my next layout with these fab punches!!

In 2012-2013 my husband deployed to Afghanistan and he was gone for over a year including all the ramping up and down before and after being out of the country.  It was the hardest on my middle son.  He was 2 turning 3 when daddy was gone.  Old enough to know that daddy was gone, but way to young to understand why.  He latched onto any male figure that he was around and pretended to be an "army man" any chance he got.  I got this outfit for him and he loved wearing it, and once daddy came back he gave Brandon his old hat with rank.  

At his pre-school they had a salute to workers in the community, Brandon HAD to be an army man.  He was so proud of his dad, outfit, and of himself in his parade at school.  The little guy has endured a lot with daddy being gone, but he is still super proud of his little outfit (and of course daddy)!!


 I used Kreaxion punch 907 from Just Imagine on the out outer layer of the layout with the A insert.  Just a hint of the punch shows around the edges of the layout, but it adds so much texture.

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I used Kreaxion punch 907 from Just Imagine on the borders of every paper layer with the A insert to add texture to the entire page.  I randomly punch some corners without any insert to give it an even rougher look, the grungier the better on this page!!

I created the doily below with Kreaxion punch 923, the circle cutter, and the positioning parts for a 6.8 cm circle (larger parts) all from Just Imagine.  The punched doily adds so much dimension and texture to the layout, doilies work on masculine layouts!!



 Supplies Used

Patterned Paper – Paper House

Stickers – Paper House

Punches – Just Imagine

Cardstock – DCWV

Embellishments – Prima & 7 Gypsies & Tim Holtz & Maya Road

Washi Tape – Prima & American Crafts & 3M

Mediums – Liquitex & Ranger

Paints – Ranger

Stencils – Ranger and TCW

Chipboard – Fabscraps



6 thoughts on “Army Brat

  1. Lisa M.

    Love all the texture the punch adds to this amazing boy page!

  2. Karen aka soccerboyzmom

    Great job on the grungy boys page

  3. GinniG

    Wow Erin! I love the subtle punching here! Fabulous boy page and what a SWEET story! Thanks to all of you for your sacrifice and service for our country!

  4. Charity Hotrum

    Lots of beautiful grungy layers

  5. Bev Code

    fabulous textured layers.. amazing page

  6. Joan

    Love all the layers and texture!

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