Hey Little Magpie Blog

Getting in the Summer Spirit

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today & this month I’ve chose to use a lovely summery collection from Simple Stories called ‘Sunshine & Happiness’. It’s a great collection full of bright colours & icons like the sun, florals & ice creams, great for all those sunny days ahead….hopefully. For my first layout ‘Hot Summers Day’ I cut the Shine Bright Paper in half, diagonally, across the page & stitched it to echo the suns rays & added it to a piece of white cardstock which I’d inked with yellow, pink & orange. I cut out my title on my silhouette & backed it using the many patterned papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad. I added that across the join in the papers & added 2 photos, on paper mats, on the top & bottom of this. I then just went mad with the many embellishments in this collection, word stickers, clouds, the sun, sunglasses & that oh so cute bathing suit, a bit of stitching & a few splatters of gold mist where all that was needed to finish it off.

 

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My second layout ‘But first let’s take a selfie’ I chose to use a cut file to showcase all the lovely colours & patterns in this collection. I backed the cut file with papers from the 6×6 paper pad & sewed it to the lemon stripe paper. I backed my photo with layers of paper, tissue paper & some black cardstock to make it pop. Then I just added a few word stickers, a couple of exclusive Hey Little Magpie flair badges & some enamel hearts.

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My last layout ‘ There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy’ is a bit softer than the other two & mainly because of this paper, the 6×12 element sheet, it just caught my attention, with that quote, & so I decided to make that my focus. I cut apart the quote & used a border punch on the edge of each piece & then sewed the pieces back together adding white cardstock, which I’d embossed. I added word stamps, to each section, in the colour of the paper, a photo & ephemera, also in matching colours & then stuck the bits out the border punch back onto the white sections.

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Thanks for joining me today & hopefully my pages will bring a touch of summer even if there’s none outside, until next time xoxo

JULIE

Products used;

Simple stories sunshine & happiness collection

6 Comments

  1. Agnieszka

    Julie first layout is just amazing!!!! Love the way you cut the title!!!!

  2. Sue

    Wow Julie these are just stunning so bright and colourful love them xxx

  3. Rachel Millington

    You’re so talented it’s crazy!! Love all these LO’s, they’re superb hun xXx