"Summer Story" Layout | Ulrike DoldJul 20, 2020
Ulli here with you on another Mix-It-Monday. This time I mixed many different die cut shapes and other embellishments from different collections and it was so much fun. I made this layout with a big picture which I cut in many pieces. The idea for cutting the picture in so many little squares was inspired by the amazing Steffi Ried.
I wanted to use the new gorgeous and fresh Amanda collection and so I searched for matching items and found Brooke, Alexis and Bailey Die Cut Shapes to mix with Amanda. I wanted to use the colors blue, green and mustard and of course - FJ like - black and white. First I cut the picture to 10 x 8 inch. Then I cut it in 2 x 2 inch pieces. I glued them on the upper part of my 12 x 12 cardstock in white. To get a playful look I glued the squares crooked and overlapped on my page. I used my glue runner and also 3D dots to get for 8 from 20 pieces more high. I love the dimensional look and so I always love to work with 3D glue dots.
Then I added the title summer story on the bottom of the picture. I used the cute big "Summer" letters from the Amanda Die Cut Shapes and the "True Story" Die Cut Shape from the Brooke collection. I cut the word "true" from the word "story" to get the title summer story in the end. I used 3D dots to to get more dimension at my title.
Then I began to decorate the page. First I added the striped photo corners from the FJ Alexis Die Cuts on the left square above and the right square below. Then I typed with my typewriter the place where the picture was taken on a blue label from the Katherine Label Stickers. I added it with a Polka Dot heart tag from the Brooke collection under the right square on the top. I also added a mint mini wide paper clip there and one of the super cute Amanda Chipboard Bits - the bow - there.
I decorated the page with labels and word stickers from the Brooke and the Kate collections and I used the cute chipboard parasol from last years Elizabeth collection. I wanted to highlight the sea turtle on my picture and so I added there heart die cuts from the Bailey and the Amanda collection on this part of the picture pieces above the turtle. I also used a Lola Die Cut Shape and I glued the striped frame on one of my squared picture parts. There I also used 3D dots. I decorated it with the cute yellow flower sun glasses from the Amanda collection. To add some cute accents I used the "enjoy" puffy sticker from the Denise collection and the "xo" die cut from the Bailey collection on the top.
I stamped the date with the FJ Roller Date stamp on a yellow Katherine label sticker and glued it with 3D dots under my picture. Then I wrote my journaling and printed it out. I cut it into paper strips and glued them under my picture too.
I decorated the tile with black and white Brooke banners and the sweet lemon Die Cuts from the Amanda collection. While I worked on my layout I saw the Amanda Gingham & Bows paper on my table and it was perfect to make a little frame around the white layout. So I cut the white cardstock on two sides 1/4 inch smaller and cut the border from the patterned paper out. I glued my layout on it and used my fingers to distress the paper borders a little bit. At the end I splattered black ink across my page and finish off my page with the cute little Amanda Puffy Shapes, the Brooke Puffy Shapes and the Epoxy Shapes/Hearts from the Bailey collection.
I hope you feel inspired today to mix and match some of the wonderful Felicity Jane Die Cut Shapes now. All the FJ collections are so versatile and match perfectly together!
Have a wonderful week!
SUPPLIES: Amanda Kit | Amanda Paper Pack | Amanda Die Cut Shapes | Amanda Chipboard Bits | Amanda Bitty Puffy Shapes | Essentials Label Stickers No. 1 | Brooke Die Cut Shapes | Brooke Puffy Shapes | Alexis Die Cut Shapes | Bailey Die Cut Shapes | Bailey Epoxy Stickers | Lola Die Cut Shapes | Kate Word Stickers | FJ Roller Date Stamp | Essentials White Cardstock | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clip - Mint