This layout wasn't planned in any way, shape, or form. All I knew was that I had borrowed these adorably cute photos from my friend Krista, of her oldest daughter, and I wanted to create a fun little layout with them.
I had something totally different in mind when I printed the photos, which is why I printed them as 2x3's. I still went ahead and used them, but I kind of wish I had printed them a bit larger, since they were so cute.
I framed my page with a few border strips of patterned paper, and some black chevron designer tape. All of the patterned papers and then stickers for this layout are from the Engaged At Last collection. Which is NOT just for engagement photos ;)
I wanted to try a little something different for adding the feathers to this layout. I decided to cut some circles out of the page, layer the entire page onto another sheet of cardstock, and adhere the feathers inbetween the layers and under the circles.
When it comes to circles, I still use my trusty circle cutter from Creative Memories, which I have had for years and years. It's great for cutting circles out of places where a punch just won't reach. I cut three circles from my white cardstock, and then adhered just the left side of the page to a scrap piece of cardstock.This allowed me to lift up the right side of the white cardstock, and arrange the feathers exactly where I wanted them. I stapled the feathers in place, and then once they were all secured, I finished adhering my white cardstock all the way down.
I decided to cut a few thin circle outlines from black cardstock, to add to the bottom two circles. I would have cut one for the top circle as well, but I wasn't able to cut one that size with the circle cutter, and I wasn't about to try and do it by hand. I cannot cut a circle freehand if my life depended on it.
I managed to type this post up fairly quickly. It's amazing how long it takes sometimes to type up something so simple. Now maybe I can get to bed at a decent time. I have a very full house of kiddos tomorrow, and I just know it's going to be a rough day. Wish me luck!