Tuesday, 26 July 2011

~*Lazy Sunny Days *~

Hi all, Gems here. This month I got to to work with the gorgeous Sassafras – Sunshine Broadcast range. The colours and patterns are so pretty I couldn’t wait to cut into them and get creating. 

One thing I always admire on other people's scrapbook pages is the look of handcut patterns from patterned papers, however, I rarely have the time (and patience if I am honest!) to sit and intricately cut out complex  flowers etc. from sheets of paper. So Sassafras ‘Foldies’ provide the perfect product to imitate the look of handcut without the work. 

The ‘Foldies’ come as a 12x12 sheet, and have numerous designs of different shapes and sizes. 

The flowers are die-cut and you simply pop them out from their 12x12 sheet, fold them where specified and voila, you have perfect flower embellishments in seconds! 

I created the following layouts all using Sassafras - Sunshine Broadcast patterned papers, sweet treats stickers and journaling stickers along with the ‘Foldies’ to embellish my layouts. 

[Beautiful Innocence]

For this layout I wanted the focus to remain on the photo of my daughter, so I kept the design pretty simple. I simply mounted my photo on a piece of the 'Kindle' paper which I then stuck onto my background paper, 'Static'. I then used the Foldies along the left hand side of my photo which I finished with some pretty self-adhesive pearls in lemonade.  

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[Sweet and Lovely]

This layout of my girly playing with some bubbles in the sunshine seemed to suit these papers perfectly. Instead of using an alphabet to create my title, I simply used one of the Sweet Treats stickers.

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[First and Last Day of Reception]

For this layout I used the gorgeous 'Golden Hour' patterned paper as my background. I then mounted my photographs onto a strip of 'Beaming' and one of the co-ordinating journaling tags.
I then added one of the strips from the shaped bottoms of the patterned papers, and also added the alphabet strip from the 'Golden Hour' paper. I used Adornit Tiny Alphas for the first half of my title and Sassafras alpha for the rest. I embellished the layout using the Sweet Treats stickers and Foldies

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 So go and check out the gorgeous Sunshine Broadcast range by Sassafras and the extremely useable 'Foldies' which have just been restocked! Thanks for stopping by :) Love Gems xoxo


Nat said...

Lovely pages and fab use of the foldies :) xxx

Jill said...

Aww such sweet photos and gorgeous LOs, will definitely be on the lookout for foldies now! Jill x

Claire said...

Gorgeous layouts :) xx

sixofone said...

Great pages, and aren't the foldies just brilliant. Added to my ever growing list of must have's

Cathy C said...

Lovely layouts gems! Love those folds too!!

Jenga said...

All gorgeous LO's hun xxx

Vanessa Stokoe said...

Beautiful xx

Louise said...

So gorgeous. I love your photographs. Beautiful LOs xxx