Hi everyone, Jan here today, sharing a tutorial of my puppy layout. I'm sure I'm not the only one who likes to scrapbook their pet, or should I say our four legged family member! I was so happy when I saw this Graphic 45 collection called, Raining Cats & Dogs. Perfect for a page of my dog Roxy, when she was just a pup!
Let's get started. I started out with my base paper and a second paper cut down to 10" x 10". I machine stitched around the edges of the inner paper, inked the edges and then adhered it to the center of my base paper. I set it aside and started on my embellishments.
To create my raised pattern on the 10 x 10 paper, I die-cut flourishes using the Lori Whitlock Sizzix Beautiful Flourish die, from thin chipboard and patterned paper. Normally I would glue the patterned paper to the chipboard before die-cutting, but originally I was going to use just chipboard and paint it. Then I realized one of my papers was the same pattern as my 10 x 10 sheet, only not as faded. I didn't want the flourish die cuts to stand out too much, I wanted them to slightly blend into my background. I'm also using the Sizzix Sophisticut machine. This cute little die cutting machine looks like a purse when closed. It accommodates On the Edge dies, small, medium and border sized Sizzix Originals dies. This would be a great machine for beginners or tweens who are just starting out with this hobby.
After my paper was adhered to the chipboard, I sanded the edges lightly. I then adhered them to my background paper as shown in the photo.
Using this chipboard label from my paper collection, I adhered a chain section on each end.
For my next embellishment, I die cut a tag using the Lori Whitlock Embossed Gift Tags Sizzix Thinlits set. This set contains three different small embossing folders that complete the tags. I chose the sweet baby one, and covered up the rattle with a chipboard button.
Once my layers were die cut, I sanded the edges and raised areas and lightly inked with light brown ink. The layers were then adhered with pop-dots for added dimension. The chipboard button was adhered to the center. I tied a piece of dyed ribbon to the top of the tag.
The flower die cuts were shaped using the Susan's Garden Tool Kit by Sizzix and the edges were sanded and inked. I attached the layers together with a small brad and adhered a small chipboard circle on top. The rest of my flowers were hand cut from my patterned paper and shaped.
Once I had my embellishments completed, I was ready to finish off my layout. I matted my photo, and a small card from my paper collection. Adhere these to your background paper. I glued on my chain about an inch from the bottom of my 10 x 10 paper. Next came the tag and flowers.
To finish off my layout, I added in a few small chipboard circles with my flowers. Hope you enjoyed my pet layout tutorial!
Thanks so much for joining my today!
Other Supplies Used:
- Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection,
- Thin chipboard
- Embossing powder
- Sanding block
- Sewing machine
- Paper trimmer