Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sweet Sisters

Excuse the not-so-focused pics in this post, but I was frantic about getting something posted before I went to bed Tuesday night. You'll get the jist of it I think even though my photography is shabby. LOL

I did this 12x12 layout Tuesday night using the Just 4 You Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up! These precious girls are my nieces Brooke and Julie. This picture was taken at Easter. The one word title sums them up perfectly. They had their years of not getting along and I'm so grateful they are now sweet sisters and sweet friends. :)

Here are the goodies from the kit, plus a couple of chipboard hearts I wanted to cover. Check out that yummy wide ribbon that comes in the hostess-only kit. There is solid, textured cardstock, patterned paper and a whopping six sheets of stickers, too. Yum!

This is one sheet of the cardstock stickers from the kit. I laid my chipboard on there and sort of eyeballed where I might want to cut out. (Is eyeballed a word? It looks funny. LOL)

Lay the sheet of cardstock stickers face down and trace the chipboard piece onto the back.

Cut out the shape and carefully peel off a portion of the backing. These stickers are in strips so you really have to be careful to only expose one area at a time.

Lay the exposed area onto the chipboard piece and carefully peel off the backing while adhering the stickers into place. Once they were attached, I sanded the edges really well and inked them with Certainly Celery craft ink. This helps give the edge a finished look. (Or should I say....peel off backing while holding camera and carefully adhering stickers...that's more like it here! LOL Now you know why my photography was shabby. I need three hands for this! Eek, look at that glare from the flash! Eek!)

Here's a closer look at the chipboard hearts. The smaller one is covered with a piece of the patterned paper from the kit. You do the same thing (lay paper face down, trace, cut out and adhere) to get your "patterned chipboard" look. I love the Mono Multi glue for adhering paper to chipboard. After sanding the edges well (left this one uninked), I added some girly ribbon from my stash. The smaller heart is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to make it stand out a bit. You can also see in this photo that I added that yummy wide ribbon from the kit as well as one scalloped sticker.

You can really get good mileage from one of SU!'s Simply Scrappin' kits. Just lay it all out and let your creative wheels start turning. Better yet, try covering your chipboard piece with some of the sticker strips for a fun new look! I made a card using the same kit and will post those pics soon. I also haven't forgotten about the step-by-step on yesterday's card. That's coming soon. If I could just grow a third arm for taking these types of pics. LOL

Thanks for stopping by...

1 comment:

MaryJo said...

Great way to use up your scraps!