Saturday, March 10, 2012

Using Fabulous Fashion Trends on a Page

One of my all time favorite fashion trends is Men's Wear details for Women's clothing! So, when I saw The Robin's Nest Classified Line I had to have it! And how fabulous is the black, yellow, grey and white combo!? So, how do you use this trend on a page? Try small patterns, like the Mens suit stamp paper. Use small feminine details, like the Purple Cows Spring punch and use a classic color combo like the one in this page.
This month The Robin's Nest Design Team is doing a swap with Purple Cows. I was sent several punches and a stamping tool. Here is my first project with The Purple Cows Craft Geek Punch It-Spring tool. I love that you can use this tool any where on the page, and rotate it to make multiple designs. The possibilities are endless!
So, here are the details of this project. The background sheet is The Robin's Nest Distressed Honeycomb paper. On top of that is layered The Robin's Nest Mens Suit Stamp. Before I adhered the Men's Suit Stamp, I used The Purple Cows Spring Punch it to add the border detail on the left hand side. To use this along the length of the page, you need to roll the paper under the punch. Since, The Robin's Nest paper is such a heavy weight paper, I rolled the paper in the opposite direction when my punching was finished and it laid flat again. The Mens Suit Stamp was then sewn onto the Distressed Honeycomb paper with a zig zag stitch.
The title was created with the Cricut Imagine and Cricut Craft Room software using Graphically Speaking, and Elegant Edges. I used the print only mode for the Top 10, and the black border around the reads). I then used the cut only mode for the rest and cut the yellow label in The Robin's Nest Honeycomb Linen Fleur Paper.
The library cards are a free printable I got from a favorite Etsy Shop: Sweetly Scrapped Art. Be sure to check out their blog using the link in the supply list below.
The stamp is Inkadinkadoo and on top of the dots in the image, I added The Robin's Nest Black Dew Drops. They add the perfect bit of fashion glamour to balance the yellow in the page. The key to using yellow is small doses. I added a bit of black Stickles to the smaller dots on the stamp too.
The photo on the page is our local library. I so wanted to scrapbook this for my children, along with a list of our favorite children's books. What wonderful memories I have of my childhood library and reading. I so hope my children grow to remember our library fondly!
Supply List
The Robin's Nest Distressed Honeycomb Paper (Backgound)
The Robin's Nest Honeycomb Linen Fleur Paper (reads title & Behind punched border)
The Robin's Nest Men's Suit Stamp
The Robin's Nest Classified Die Cut Shapes (under Sycamore Library)
The Robin's Nest Classified Stickers (center of flower, library tag)
The Robin's Nest Solid Black Dew Drops
Purple Cows Punch It Spring Craft Geek Punch
White Paper Flowers
Yellow Acrylic Flowers
Inkadinkadoo Wellspring Stamp
Cricut Graphically Speaking Cartridge (Top 10 Reads)
Cricut Elegant Edges (Title Label in Honeycombe Fleur)
Library Cards free printable from Sweetly Scrapped Etsy Store
Silk Daisy
Sewing Machine & Thread
Distress ink


Rachel said...

I think this layout is awesome! Love the details!

Lynn B said...

Wonderful layout! Love the men's wear pattern from Robin's Nest (I have to get some of that paper and your use of the Purple Cows Punches. I also appreciated your explanation of how you went about creating this layout.

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