In some ways these papers are very me, and in others very not me.
The simple style and bold patterns really appeal- and they are also great quality heavyweight papers.
However the colours are not quite what I'd usually go for- I mean- that is a very bright yellow!
The whole Hometown range can be seen in the shop HERE
These are the items I used to make my layout....
First of all I took the County Fair paper, and drew around the Jenni Bowlin 12x12 Die Cut paper as a template.
Using my craft knife I then carefully cut along my drawn line. I was going to use both portions of the paper for this layout, so cutting with the craft knife would leave a better edge than trying to cut it out with scissors.
Next I turned the outer piece over, this was going to make a frame around the edge of my layout.
I then cut the inner piece in half- I only use one half of this.
The next paper I used is the Depot Park sheet. I cut a piece 6x6 inches square, inked the edges and fixed it to the bottom left corner of the white background cardstock.
I then inked the outer and inner edges of the frame, and stuck lots of little 3D foam pads to the back of it.
This was then stuck onto the base. It was going to be quite fiddly as the frame was quite narrow... the best way I found to do it was actually to carefully lower the cardstock down onto the frame.
Using foam pads lifts it from the page a little and emphasises the frame effect.
The reverse of the Depot Park paper is a very bright yellow with white dots pattern.
I decided to use this as a border strip across the page, and used the Threading Water punch from Fiskars to decorate the edges of this.
I stuck the shaped half into the page, then added the yellow band across the page with 3D tape to raise the height to the same as the frame.
Using the unused shaped half as a template, I then cut a 6x6 square of the yellow paper- then cut this into just an edge strip, about half an inch wide. Add this to the page.
I also embellished across the border strip with some lace I had.
Now I was ready to add the photo- I matted it onto the KM Building paper- the light blue ledger side. I then also double matted onto the dark blue cardstock to make it pop from the page even more.
Once the photo was added to the page, I could start adding a few embellishments from the Die Cut Shapes sheet, such as photo corners, a speech bubble, tag and book plate.
That was the main body of the page assembled- all that was left was to add the title and a little journaling.
For the title I used American Crafts Sprinkles Glitter Thickers in Green
I cut thin strips from a page fom the Making Memories Paperie Spiral Notebook, and mounted these on a tag... this was finished with my journaling and some thin ric rac.
And here is the finished page....
I'll be back on Wednesday to share another page and step by step instructions with you.