There is something about using all of the Amy Tangerine Plus One patterned papers together that makes my heart go pitter patter! I’ve made more than 8 layouts and projects using this line and it seems like every single one uses ALL of the patterned papers – I just can’t get enough! Today I’ll be sharing 5 layouts featuring the awesome Plus One collection and my favorite techniques!
I made this layout just for this guest post for Amy – never before seen With a handy dandy hexagon punch I made dozens of hexagons and placed them in fitted rings on the center of a gray cardstock base. I love the way the colors pop off of a gray background! To make sure everything stays in place I sewed the paper pieces down with a sewing machine. In the center I layered a photo onto doilies and then used the Kal Barteski “Love” Thickers word for the title. To help draw the eyes all around the page I journaled on the top left and bottom right corners then dropped black India ink around the layout. A smattering of buttons on matching colors of paper finishes it off!
On this layout I used a square punch to make this houndstooth background. Some of the squares are trimmed in half to make the triangles and the others were left whole. I sewed and outlined a few of them for more texture. I filled in three of the empty spaces with journaling – gotta love a visual triangle! I layered a favorite photo of Chris playing with the kids when he got home from work on a wood veneer journaling card, die cut pieces, tag, and ticket sticker. Again I dropped black India ink around the layout and finished with some buttons!
LEARNING HOW TO WALK
Boy oh boy do I love punches! I used a circle punch to make circles from all of the Plus One patterned papers then placed them in rows down a yellow cardstock base. To add interest to a few of the circles I painted underneath them with white paint and then sewed an argyle pattern over the circles to keep them in place permanently. I layered a photo, tag, badges, and alphabet/Thickers title on the bottom left corner then journaled around one of the circles and dropped black India ink in three places for a visual triangle.
NO WAY JOSE
Once again punches came to the rescue! I used a petals punch to layer Plus One patterned paper pieces and make these dimensional flowers held together with fabric brads and puffy stickers – all from the Plus One line. On the background I watercolored a rainbow and sewed a few diagonal lines to make more texture. In the center I layered a photo, tag, wood veneer card, and the title. The photo is of Jane trying to take over my box of American Crafts supplies. I said, “No way Jose!”
On this final layout I used another of my favorite techniques which is backing large die cut shapes made with my Silhouette Cameo using patterned papers! So here I die cut the doily (from the Silhouette Online Store – design ID #51759) from white cardstock and backed it with patterned papers from the Plus One collection and adhered it on a gray cardstock background. In the center I sewed a round black & white photo of darling Jane and titled it Seriously Darling using the Kal Barteski Thickers. I edged the layout with the thin washi tapes from the Plus One collection – I love how it adds color all the way around the layout! Again I dropped black India ink for a dash of whimsy and journaled on the bottom right corner.
Thanks for letting me share some Plus One layouts! – Paige