Simply Charming -- A Layout Process....and a WINNER!

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I thought I'd share another layout process with you today.  Having completed all of my DT assignments, I got to create a page just because and this is what I decided to do.

You may recall that I picked up some fun masks recently from The Crafter's Workshop and I've been wanting to play with them.  I dug out this one


And I paired it with this paper.  Studio Calico Plano


And I paired it with some of my favorite Studio Calico Mists: Dewey, Clay and Lemonade

I trimmed the corners of the paper and layered a yellow polka-dot paper underneath. (I did cut a hole out of the center to use in other parts of my project.

I also hand stitched around some of the circles.  In the image below, you can see that part of that stitching is complete and part is simply pierced and waiting.

This is the result.

Next, I determined where I wanted the major components of my page (photo, bag, crinkled wax paper, noted journal card, and two edging pieces).  Once I have those decided, I can build the rest of my page around those focal points.

I stamped on the bag and added machine stitching to anchor various pieces to the page.  The ruffle and edged blue chevron border were sewn separately before I added them to the page.

Finally, I add all the little bits and bobs that make the page feel finished. Title, random butterfly's and hearts, stickers, etc.  These pieces give the page character and interest and add to the theme of 'Simply Charming'.  When I do this, I do a lot of laying things down and picking them up again until I have a please arrangement.    

I wait to glue things down until I am pleased with the placement.  Here is the final result.

You can see that I also sewed down the small butterfly's and hearts after gluing them into place.  

I usually prefer to leave wood veneer letters and shape raw as it retains the effect of wood more effectively in my mind.  I added stitching to the corners both to anchor the outer edges of the Plano paper and to add color and interest.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. WOW that's amazing. LOVE how you used both the mask and the paper!!!

  2. Gorgeous layout! Love the misted mask with that paper and all the details!

  3. Super cool and creative layout!!

  4. Oh, great layout. I love the stitching, must try that out soon:)

  5. Ohhhh I really love this layout!! beautiful!

  6. The stitching really is the perfect touch, I just love the look. So many elements working so perfectly together. Bravo!

  7. I love this layout! So cute!

  8. oh my... this is an awesome layout. loved seeing the process from picking what to use to seeing the final page.

  9. Wow! Wow! Wow! That´s all I can say. Thanks for sharing your process.

  10. I love to see peoples working process. Thanks for posting this. The layout is beautiful. And that mask and paper is just made for each other!

  11. OMGosh! LOVE the process you took us through :) For some reason, I didn't order this stencil! UGH~! Great page!!

  12. Lovely! Great mix of colors and alpha!

  13. I love the use of the mask over the design and the stitching. Great choice! Looks lovely!

  14. Gorgeous! Just love how you misted the colors and hand-stitched just some of the circles. Machine-stitching some of the elements is the perfect finishing touch!


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