The water and kids having a good time gave me the idea to use a "wavy" pattern for the layout, both on the background of the scrapbook layout and for frames for the photos.
My daughter spent alot of time in our backyard pool while she was growing up. Many times she was the only child and brought along her Barbie dolls for fun in the swimming pool. I got one great photo of her floating with the "ladies".
The LayoutI used a watery colored scrapbook cardstock 12"x12" for the background of the layout. I also had a piece of 9"x12" Foamie style material with a 2mm thickness to add a 3D effect to the scrapbook layout. It gave me the feeling of water. I cut the Foamie carefully in half with an X-Acto knife making a wave pattern.
My Cricut die-cutting machine was put into use making frames for the photos I chose. I decided to use the Stamping cartridge because it has some nice frames to choose from, including a wavy patterned frame.
Blade Depth: #2
Cardstock: Use a heavy weight cardstock to cut out the frames and frame backgrounds
After a few test runs, I determined my photos needed to be 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" for a 3 3/4" frame cut with the Cricut machine. As you can see my photos need to be left a bit bigger, which is why I included the hint to cut frames first, photos second.
For each 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" photo:
Cut one <SclpFrm1>, size 3 3/4" using the Shadow and sclpfrm keyboard key. This cuts the larger bottom layer of each frame.
For the large 4 1/2" x 4" photo:
Cut one <SclpFrm1>, size 4 3/4" using the Shadow and sclpfrm keybaord key. This cuts the larger bottom layer of the frame.
Cut one <GoodTime>, size 2 1/2" using the shadow and goodtime keyboard key. This cuts the larger bottom layer of Good Times sentiment.
Adhere to the top of the scrapbook layout.
Stamping: My newest passion! I use stamps from Stampin' Up. They are so incredibly accurate, with defined lines. The patterns are endless too. Slowly I will replace my less expensive (I'm being nice) stamps for the fantastic quality stamps from Lynn at Stampin' Up.
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