The layout this month for the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti double-page spread included a fun birthday rosette.
Here are the steps taken to make it:
1) Cut a strip 12 x 1&1/4"
2) Score strip every 1/4"
3) Fold at scores accordion style
4) Cut a 1/4" piece off at one end so that one end fold is up and the other end is down
5) Glue the end down-fold over the up-fold end piece to form a circle
6) Prepare a bottom base by cutting a 1&1/4" circle and cover it with a quick drying thick glue. (a glue gun or glossy accents each work well)
7) This is the only challenging part; and, you have to work quickly so I couldn't get a photo in process. But, trust me, you can do it! Bunch the folds up as much as you can. You will not be able to create a perfect circle, (at least I'm not able to). However, bunch it up; and, as soon as you have it bunched together, press down at the top of the bunch while fanning out the bottom. Hold firmly in the middle while you adjust the folds to create a perfect circle. Immediately, adhere it to the bottom circle with glue ready to work. Hold the rosette firmly until the glue has a strong hold adhering the folds nicely.
8) Top of with a circle and decor.
One last note, did you notice that the two pages to the Recipe pages for Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti can be switched on the Double Page Spread? Notice the horizontal stripes in the middle. I'm not even sure if I like it this way better.
Today's layout comes from Brenda Ragsdale and features the American Crafts Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine line from the May 2015 Flavors of the Month Kit. I love that stitched paper strip running through the center of the layout. It adds a lot of dimension and really pops!
Janine here! I'm guest designing for The ScrapRoom for the next three months! (More on that later...) I'm here today to share a quick tip on how I tailored some of the patterned paper from this month's kit to fit my layout!
The wording on this piece of patterned paper was perfect for sentiments that we have been sharing with our younger son lately. He is having some challenges this year finding the right role with his current Spring lacrosse team. We have been emphasizing that now is the time that he needs to step above his circumstances to be so good that they can't afford not to play him better.
These patterned papers are perfect to document this story, right!?!
In order to highlight a few of the sentiments on the patterned paper for emphasis, I colored them with a Copic pen:
Are there any specific sentiments on this paper that fit something that best describes any of your photos? We'd love to see what you come up with, if so.
Today's layout of the day comes from Brenda Ragsdale, featuring the Jillibean Soup Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup layout kit in the May 2015 Flavors of the Month Kit. I love the fussy-cut circles popping off the patterned paper!
For the past few months, I have been printing all of my Project Life pictures on my Canon Selphy CP910 printer. So. Much. Easier.
No more editing and printing an entire month of pictures at Wal-Mart one hour photo and then throwing away half of them that I didn't use. Rather, I just pick the ones that I like and then edit. My favorite part, however, is that I can print from my phone. Convenient. I can also use my Pic Frame app to create photo collages. And I can print smaller sized photos, which is especially nice for Instagram pictures. Here are some examples from just this month.
If you have the Canon Selphy CP910 (or think you might want one), there are a ton of You Tube videos to help set it up and learn to print photo collages. If you love Project Life, then this printer is a life saver. And for about $100 that's a deal!
Today's inspiration comes from our Guest Designer, Janine Rachau. Janine used the Jillibean Soup Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup layout kit in the May 2015 Flavors of the Month Kit to create this lovely layered layout about some special people in her life.