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Craft Layout – Make Pretty Things

Make Pretty Things

This cute 8×8 layout is the perfect size for a traveler’s notebook or pocket page notebook. They usually come 8×4, so this having a double page layout spread is a great alternative to the larger more common 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts

This little spread came together using only a couple of products in my stash and as I’d recently received the Crafters Gonna Craft Stamp Set from Kellie Stamps. The perfect opportunity to pull this together and have a quick play!

I also used Echo Park I Love Crafting 6×6 Paper Pad, and the American Crafts Jen Hadfield Sticker Book.

I started by cutting down a 12 x 12 sheet into 8 x 8, then used the Crafters Gonna Craft stamp to repeat down the left hand side of the layout with Versafine ink.

The ‘make pretty things’ sentiment was in the Paper Pad, and I recycled an old glassine bag to add some layering underneath this.

All of the stickers where from the Jen Hadfield sticker book. The sentiments were placed in the bottom right hand corner to create a rainbow effect. All that was left to do was add a little shimmer and sparkle by adding some transparent sequins to spread out from the top right hand corner. I loved the look of the sequins so much, I made a little mix of coloured sequins to add over the black stamping on the left. The stamping seems too bold and stood out darker than I expected so the sequins helped to mask this. I love the overall effect, as well as the texture the sequins bring.