You make my Heart happy

Hi Everyone, hope you are all having a lovely summer.

Linda here with a floral layout created with the beautiful Botanica collection inspired by a recent day out.

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I began with Plant and cut it vertically 7″ from the left hand side, punching along the right edge with a Martha Stewart deep edge punch. The length was also trimmed to 11 1/2″. This was then mounted onto some Coffee Bean Kaisercard 7 1/4 x 11 3/4″ – gutted to 2″. All edges were inked with Orchid Kaisercraft mini ink pad.

I then took Roots and gutted the centre panel 3 1/2″ from each side, 1″ from top and bottom (see below) and placed the first panel over the top.

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My photo was trimmed to 4×4″ (Hello Dad!) and mounted onto more Coffee Bean Kaisercard.

Having decided where I wanted this placed, I drew along the edges lightly with a pencil, then trimmed around the leaves with a craft knife so I could insert it underneath.

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Now, the fussy cutting – not something I am over fond of but necessary for the effect I wanted!

I trimmed around Air to get the bits I wanted the cut it out using these mega sharp scissors and a craft knife.

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These were then layered over the left hand side of the page using foam tape

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I found a lovely stems and bloom in The Collectables along with the sentiment which I mounted onto Coffee Bean Kaisercard. Raised on foam tape and placed on the page I then cut the stem to extend it and layered it on. The remaining piece of Plant had a floral corner so I trimmed that and added over this.


Punched butterflies (Martha Stewart) were doubled and added around this too, coated with Milled Lavender Distress Stickles. And, finally, some Champagne pearls.

This collection is perfect for creating memories of lovely summer days out.

That’s all from me for now, check back later for some awesome designs from the DT.

Take care

~ Linda ~