I lifted this layout from one done by Lisa VanderVeen and published in Scrapbook Retailer October/November 2007. I just loved the beautiful design of the page! The sweet picture really drew me in as well. So when I saw this picture of my daughter and my oldest grandson I just knew I wanted to lift this!
Materials – Cardstock – Bazzill; Patterned Papers – My Mind’s Eye, Theresa Collins, Anna Griffin; Punches – Kreaxions #312 and Kreaxions #914; Circle Cutter – Kreaxions; Heart Shapes – Creative Memories; Letter Stamps – Autumn Leaves, CTMH; Stamps – Creative Imaginations; Crystal Lacquer; Rhinestones – Queen & Company; Stickles – Ranger; Glitter – Glitter Arts; Inks – CTMH; Pens – Sharpie, Micron
I used a mixture of Kreaxions #312 (the snowflake) and Kreaxions #914 (Holly) (Did you see there's a SPECIAL on these two punches???!!!) all over the page. Using the templates again gives you different looks. In playing with my punches I thought “I wonder if I can mix and match them next to each other…..” I played around with a scrap piece of paper and came up with a pattern that I liked! If you’ll notice there’s mixes and matches all over the page – opposite corners on the photo… on the name piece, in the middle on the blue patterned paper… It was fun to see how many places I could add that little touch!
Once I had my layout put together the punched shapes weren’t popping like I wanted them to. So I added some Stickles and some fine glitter by Glitter Arts and now my shapes are shining! Here's some close ups –
So go ahead! I dare you! Try mixing and matching your punches and let’s see what YOU can come up with!