Hello from Sunny Singapore! Genevive here :) How about a scrapbook layout using what's readily available in your scrapbook stash + Sizzix?
That's right. I am going to show you how I made my son's layout without having to run to my local scrapbook store to buy the latest paper collections. I made do of what I always have: cardstock, water color, buttons and washi tapes.
That wouldn't be possible without my really useful Sizzix Big Shot machine and the dies by Doodlebug Design Inc. At first, I thought of using 3 dies but opted to use just the Notebook Paper, Tag & Ticket Framelits Die Set with Stamps in the end. Sometimes it works that way. I was doing my layout and then I realized that it already looked finished. Less is more, they say haha! I chose this die because of the cute notebook, tag and ticket details. It would be fun to use these as embellishments.
So here's how... First, I took out my new Sizzix Big Shot Machine (I love the clean look!) and started cutting. When stamp images are more intricate, I should stamp first before cutting because that's what Framelits w/ Stamps are for: seeing where you are cutting. But since these are just straight lines and simple shapes, I went ahead and cut first :) No rules. Just free and easy crafting! :)
I chose these colors because it complements the colors in the photo that I'm using for the layout.
Next, I stamped the die cuts. It's so cute. I can even make these in more varieties of colors and have it ready in my stash. These are perfect gift tags and note cards. Things we need all the time!
Buttons are one of my fave things on earth. Inexpensive and never go out of style. Mixing it with handmade die cuts means double cuteness :)
To fill the rest of the page, I wrote something in water color. Blue was not my original plan. I had it in green first...
But then I saw how better the photo pops with blue. Don't you think so too?
So blue it is!
The writings says: "What if I fall? Oh but my darling what if you fly?" I just saw this quote from Pinterest and it struck me. How perfectly it speaks about how we are parenting our beautiful son Rujim, who has autism. I believe that being there to always show him how perfect he already is, and encouraging him to do just a little more and loving him unconditionally, and living every moment we could with him are important than anything else the world out there dictates.
So that's about it for now! Thank you for checking out my Sizzix post. See ya :) XOXO, Genevive
Other Supplies Used:
- Water color