Friday, March 15, 2013

Jungle Animals

Good Morning everyone.  Today I want to share with you a layout I made using the file "Jungle
Animals" from www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com.  I just fell in love with this set when I saw it. 
I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo so I was able to size the giraffe larger than the other two critters.  I wanted to use him more for a border.  Used Martha Stewart punches for the borders and littel burlap for texture.

I don't know if you have heard, but Nikki at www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com has lowered her everyday prices to .99 for sets and .50 for singles.  She is also a Silhouette dealer, so you can buy all your supplies and accessories, along with the machines from her.  :)

Hope you enjoyed this layout, it was a lot of fun to do.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Anything Goes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Piecings By Nikki March Blog Hop "Anything Goes". Our Design Team went crazy and did what ever they felt inspired to do.

If you arrived here from Patti's Blog then you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning, please go to www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com. Here's our line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Nikki - www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
Linda - www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Amanda S - http://scrapbookinghayven.blogspot.com/
Debbie- http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Barb - http://mommaducksblog.blogspot.com/
Amanda B- http://thescrapoholiccandyshop.blogspot.ca/

For my project I made a super cute scrapbook layout.  It was inspired by the window card I made last week and one of Nikki's new files.
I wanted to make this layout look like the side of a house.  I took coordinations sandable stack and scored it at every 1 1/2 inches and then sanded the score lines to give it a weathered siding look.  I placed the window card in the upper left hand corner with Pookey bear peaking out the window at the
Rainy Day Bear, as if he is checking to see if it is ok to come out and play.  I used the trees for "shrubbery" from the Campin Crazy file.  What I did was combined them in my Silhouette studio software and then used the print and cut feature.  Then popped up the Rainy Day Bear on pop dots to give it some demension.

Using the card on the layout gives you plenty of room for pictures and/or hidden journaling.  This is a picture of one side of the tri-fold card open..

And here it is fully open - total photo mats are 5 - 4 with the tri fold card and one matted on the upper right hand side of the layout :)  I love using cards for this reason - you get a lot of real estate on a 12 x 12 sheet of paper.


Now hop on over to Amanda and make sure you leave a comment on each stop along the way. When you're done hopping, check out the new items at our store, www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com , and 'like' our facebook page for weekly challenges and fun giveaways!

Thanks for taking time to hop with us today!

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