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As you all know, I love the quilted look, and today I applied it to a layout as opposed to a card. These photos are from our vacation this past summer.
The photos are 3" x 3" and the strips of paper are 3/8" wide. I inked the edges of each, and I ran them all through my Xyron 5" Creative Station - this makes assembly much easier since you can assemble all at once, without having to stop to add adhesive.
I assembled the quilted portion on a piece of white cardstock, trimmed the edges, and then adhered the entire piece to the layout base. It looks complicated, but it's actually pretty simple to put together. It's also a great technique to use with scraps.
Oh and a quick update for you guys on our Chinese New Year shopping. I took Carina on Wednesday. I thought we would wander around for hours with no rhyme or reason, but when I asked her what she wanted to get, she said very specifically "puzzles and colors". So, we went straight to the puzzles. She got a set of Minnie puzzles and a set of Doc McStuffins ones. Then to the Crayola section with a small detour to the cars so she could get an orange hot wheel "like Ellie". She picked out some pipsqueak markers and a Hello Kitty coloring book....not a bad haul for her $25.
When we got home Ellie looked at it all and said "How come Carina got so much stuff?" It was a good opportunity to discuss how some things are more expensive and some less.....wonder if she will still go for the expensive next time....
Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
Paper/Cardstock: American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook; CTMH - White Cardstock
Ink: CTMH - Black
Other: American Crafts - Black Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Journal Foam Thickers; Doodlebug Designs - Beetle Black Teensy Type Cardstock Stickers; Xyron - 5" Creative Station; Pigma - Black Micron Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive