Instructions for “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” page
Cardstock in chocolate brown, dark pink, light pink
Two pieces of coordinating patterned paper, I chose a brown floral and brown stripe from my scrap pile
8 ½ inch piece of ribbon coordinating with your patterned paper
Prima dogwood blossoms, 6
6 Antique Brass brads, small, by Spare Parts
One Pink heart decorative clip
One “Special Delivery” charm by Charm Me
(NOTE: These are the colors I chose. You can choose any colors that will coordinate with your photo.)
Begin by choosing your color palette. You are going to want three solids and two coordinating patterned pieces. One of your solid pieces of cardstock will be your background. With the second piece of cardstock, use your cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge, cut a 6 inch open circle and two corner scrolls using the Storybook cartridge that are 3 ½ inches x 3 ½ inches. Using your third solid color, make a 4 ½ x 6 ½ inch photo mat and mat your photo. This solid can be whatever you choose, but it should coordinate well with you background color. That will be all you need of your solids. Next, from each piece of patterned paper, cut a strip that is 1 ¾ x 8 inches. Cut this strip from each of your patterns. On one of the pattern strips, you are going to put a piece of coordinating ribbon across the middle and attach with brads on the ends or just glue it to the back of your paper piece as I did.
Place your circle to the top and left of the center of the page. Place your matted photo to cover approximately 1/3 of the circle, bottom right. DO NOT ADHERE THE BOTTOM OF THE MAT! Next you are going to place the first pattern strip with the ribbon attached, and adhere it below the photo mat with approximately ½ of the strip under the photo mat and center this piece so that it has equal size pieces sticking out from under the photo mat on each side. Leave the bottom without adhesive so you can place your next piece. Place the second piece of patterned paper in a similar manner only this time you are going to have approximately ½ inch sticking out from the left side of the first mat and approximately ½ of the mat of the second pattern under the first pattern, as shown on the example.
Using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge, cut the words “Thank Heaven for little girls “ in 1 1/8 inch size. You can use a different title if you choose, just make sure you are going to have room to place the letters around the outside of the circle and along the edge of the photo mat.
Once you have adhered your title and scroll corners , you get to add some flowers and some bling! This is the best part! Using self –adhesive type rhinestones, apply them to the circle in whatever size increments look pleasing to you. I just eye-balled it at about a finger tip width between each.
Now you are going to apply your flowers using three blossoms centered between the two corner scrolls, and another set of three at the bottom left corner of the page. You can adhere these with a glue dot or brads. I personally prefer to use brads just because I like that little extra punch that the brad gives the flowers. Slide the charm onto the clip and place the clip on the ribbon piece to the right of the photo.
Sit back and take a look at what you just did!
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