Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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!

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

Love this Marisa Pawelko Chained die!  I die cut two from chipboard using the middle square chain.  I then inked them both with black ink and embossed using black embossing powder.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

Using this chipboard label from my paper collection, I adhered a chain section on each end.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

I die cut a few flowers using the Prima Couquette Sizzix Thinlits set.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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.

Sizzix Tutorial | Pet Layout Tutorial by Jan Hobbins

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!

Jan

Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection,
  • Thin chipboard
  • Ink
  • Embossing powder
  • Twine
  • Ribbon
  • Brads
  • Sanding block
  • Sewing machine
  • Adhesive
  • Pop-dots
  • Paper trimmer

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