Did you know, I am madly in love with Crate Paper?
Photo Credit – Crate Paper
I can barely wait for each new collection and buy more than I need because I never want to run out. I’m certain Crate Paper and the lovely Maggie Holmes are making it just for me!
Don’t you know, I bought it all ! I’ve made my first layout with a few of my favourites! I photographed this beautiful vintage Carousel when Mr B and I visited Paris last summer. The photos were so perfect for the paper.
I also decided to fashion a heart from some of the UPC strips. They’re the strip on the bottom of the Designer paper we trim off. I made a paper heart and taped on all my strips. Once trimmed, I used my craft pick to make the holes for hand stitching. Isn’t it pretty?!
To balance my hand sewn heart, I also fashioned a small shaker box using a frame from the tag sheet and one of my photos.
I layered my other photo with Designer paper, glitter paper a chipboard frame from the collection. The sparkling star is also from the chipboard collection. Don’t forget to pile on the thread for more pizzazz !
Paris ❤️ Paris ❤️ Paris
The title was stamped with Oxide Inks and Tim Holtz Foam Stamps. Tracing each letter with a brush tipped Faber Castell PITT pen in soft black added more definition.
Want more texture on your layouts? Think about colourful splatter, sequins and stitching. It’s a little bit nostalgic and the fresh colours pop when layered all together!