Happy Friday! The spotlight this week is on Crate Paper’s Notes and Things collection. If I had to use only one word to describe this collection I would have to say…BEAUTIFUL! I love how this collection is light and pretty and is all about little notes.
When I first got the chipboard frames in the collection I knew that I wanted to do a page with frames that were set up on a grid.
I laid down a bunch of frames the started adding embellishments in each of the frames till I felt like it was balanced.
I layered 3 stickers from the sticker sheet and sewed down the middle to create a dimensional butterfly. To embellish the frame on the top I used the Maggie Holmes embossing folder on a piece of vellum then added a wooden heart and a label.
For the bottom right frame I sewed 3 triangles in to garland and strung it behind the frame.
For my journaling I wanted to hide it in an envelope. I like the idea of my children someday finding little notes that I have left for them in my layouts. I cut out a cute little label that says “a note for you” to wrap around the tiny envelope.
I love the look of doilies on layouts. For this frame I just folded it in half and layered it behind a frame then added a wood sentiment over the top.
I love this layout, but what I love even more is the story behind the layout. This picture captured a perfect moment in the hospital right after I had my 4th son. It was just the two of us in the room, it was quiet, he smelt fresh and delicious, it was perfection. It was one of the moments where time stopped. I am so glad that I snapped a quick picture. I love that as long as I live, as I forget so many little moments I won’t forget this one…captured.
For the card today I used one of the 4×6 cards in the collection that looked like and envelope to start. Using my craft knife I cut two rectangles out to create the beginning of a shaker card. Before adhering the shaker card I stamped on the card to make it look like it had gone thru the mail. I layered patterned paper, then foam tape, then acetate, and then the envelope card on top. I added a few more embellishments on the top to finish it off. I think that this is a card that will definitely brighten someones day. (You can’t not smile when you get a shaker card in the mail!)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful weekend, create something special and capture a perfect moment.