Friday, 5 April 2019

Simple Stories Little Princess - Spring Smiles

Hello, Karen C here again with another layout using the Little Princess collection from Simple Stories. This collection is so bright and vibrant and I thought it would be ideal for scrapbooking a photo of my daughter taken one Easter. I think the design of this layout would also suit a birthday photo.

I started by gutting a sheet of the Hello Princess paper and then stuck a piece of white Bazzill cardstock measuring 11.5" x 11.5" in the centre. I machine stitched round the edges with white thread to add some extra texture.

I then took an 11.5" x 6.5" piece of the Hello Princess paper and stuck this on the top portion of the layout and machine stitched the top and bottom edges. Strips of the Simply Charming paper were added to the top and bottom of the paper, one of which I punched with a border punch. The border punch created holes in the paper strip which I threaded thin blue ribbon though and finished off with a bow.

My 5" x 7" photo was matted on some white cardstock and attached to the layout with a strip of the Make a Wish paper underneath. I tucked a tissue paper ruffle under the bottom edge of the photo. The ruffle was created by pleating a double layer of tissue paper onto a narrow strip of cardstock and then I ran a line of machine stitching along the top of the ruffle to make sure the pleats stayed in place.

Using a circle punch I punched the words 'Shine Bright' from the sheet of 2x2 elements and added this to the corner of the photo.

As part of my DT kit, Vanessa sent me some small white tie on tags. I die cut letters to spell out the word 'Spring' from 6 tags and backed them with some bright pink cardstock. I removed the strings from the tags and created a banner to hang underneath the photo using the tags, some pink bakers twine, some triangles cut from left over scraps of the Hello Princess paper and some flowers die cut from pale blue cardstock. Pink enamel dots were stuck to the flower centres.

To complete the title the word 'Smiles', which I die cut from pale blue cardstock, was nestled beneath the banner and the date was added using Pink Fresh Pink Puffy Alpha Stickers.

Journalling strips, printed onto white paper, were stuck to the bottom left corner of  the layout and enamel dots were put in three of the corners.

I hope this layout inspires you to scrapbook your spring or birthday photos, and the Little Princess collection from Simple Stories and loads of other fabulous supplies can all be found in the Papermaze shop.

Take Care
Karen x x


Lynn said...

So pretty Karen, love the colours, nice photo of Lara. x

Anita said...

WOW!! this is a real eye catcher Karen, so pretty and vibrant. What a gorgeous photo too. Love it all xx