Don’t you just love catching up with old friends? It’s always so much fun and so good for the soul! Today I’m working with the beautiful Mari Kit to document my recent catch up with a dear friend.
I started off with a white cardstock background and stitched a border with my sewing machine. I then decided to cut up and use some of the packaging strip that comes in the paper pack. I love that it has a scaled down version of each of the papers all in a row and it’s the perfect width to go across 12 inch cardstock.
I added a stitched line between each pattern for added texture.
I then adhered the piece at the top of the cardstock. I also added a green scalloped strip from the solid colour cardstock and the branding strip from the “Gingham & Butterflies” paper.
I had two photos to use for this page and I printed them at roughly 3 x 3 inches each. I had the idea to have them appear that they were hanging down from the top of the page so I punched a hole at the top of each, added twine and tucked the top of the twine in underneath the strips at the top of the page. The adhesive that was already there helped to keep the twine in place but I also stitched across the branding strip piece as well to make sure the twine was secure.
I added a cardstock tab with foam adhesive to the top left of the first photo with a stamped word from the Mari kit. Then I fussy cut some flowers and leaves from the “Floral” paper to use as embellishments to the left of the bottom photo. I used foam adhesive under some of the pieces to add more dimension. I also fussy cut some butterflies from the “Butterflies” paper in various colours and added two to this section of the page.
For the title to the right of the photos I used the pretty Mari Chipboard Alphabet Stickers, then added a little stamping using two phrases from the Mari Stamp Set. I added journaling strips with more machine stitching and finished off with the date and another butterfly.
There's a video below if you'd like to watch my process...
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how I’ve put this layout together…and perhaps I’ve inspired you to start fussy cutting and get more out of your patterned papers too!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Enjoy the rest of your day!