Swirly Scribbles Love Banner Layout

This Swirly Scribbles Love Banner quickly turns a scrapbook page into a simple layout to remember the one(s) you love on this Valentine’s Day.

Plus, this page shows some simple die (framelit & thinlet) techniques of Inlay & Overlay to create subtle, but nice dimensions to your projects.

  • Die cut your banner with the Swirly Scribbles dies.
  • Then using the same dies cut the designs in other colors. Here, the banner has had the heart & love cut (will use the Flirty Flamingo Swirly Scribbles die-cuts on another item), a Melon Mambo heart & Basic Black heart & love.
  • Then go back and create an inlay look by piecing portions of the design back together.
  • Don’t want to add all those small white layers you see above?  Don’t piece them. Back the banner with Whisper White card stock after you cut out the design- Doing this will not only be faster, but will also add more dimension to the banner cut-out areas.

By simply adding the above banner to a Contrasting Pop of Pink 3″x12″ strip and  12″x12″ background ( also from the Pop of Pink DSP), adding 2 photo mats (4.25″x6.25″), and creating an embellishment on which you can journal your photo details or a cute saying, you have created a layout in a short time.

When using your layering framelits, you can always use two sizes at the same time.  This creates an Overlay -Example below: Melon Mambo layer.  Use washi tape to maintain spacing while running both ovals at the same time through your Big Shot and you can cut the exterior & interior oval (or other layering shapes) at the same time and create more dimension on your finished embellishment.  Plus, you’ll have the smaller (inside) shape already cut for another project!

Just like stamps, inks, & punches, the framelits & thinlets have techniques you may wish to explore.  I hope the inlay & overlay techniques in this layout help you find more uses for these products, helping you to create dimension and interest to your final projects.

Until next time…




October Paper Pumpkin is in the House!

My October Paper Pumpkin arrived almost a week ago and I’ve had just a short time to give it some attention.  I made a few shaker cards as per the instructions and then decided to give a double page scrapbook layout a go.


They even included a really cute envelope this time.  Although, you really have to be careful putting the card in as it is a VERY snug fit, but it does get in there and will require extra postage in the U.S.A. due to the thickness.


I apologize for the horrible photos of these scrapbook pages.  It is storming here and I absolutely could not get good or consistent lighting as I took these photos at two different times.  They really are on the same background DSP- a Delightful Dijon pattern from the Moroccan collection. It is just one of the 8 DSP collections available this month (October 2016) as a BUY 3, Get 1 FREE deal.  This particular paper matches so beautifully with the pieces from this month’s Paper Pumpkin and is the ONLY thing added to this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit other than adhesive to make these pages.

This double page 12″x12″ layout consists of:

  • Letters “FALL” formed from the leftover paper after punching out the colorful squares for the listed project.
  • A photo frame area made with a full opened card, additional PP scraps, banner, and twine added from the PP kit.
  • A card front as PP directions state, but with extra card base trimmed away.  Twine and banner (to later write in date and photo details) was attached.
  • Square leaf shakers were also made from positive & negative pieces after  punching out die cuts and trimming down the window sheets.
  • Envelopes were used to form a journal tag: 3.25″x4.25″ and a photo mat: 3.75″x5.5″
  • Sequins & leaves were scattered throughout

It is always fun to see what alternative projects I can come up with after first completing a few projects as intended.

I can’t wait to see next month’s kit.  I’m hoping for some cute winter or holiday cards. I got an email today stating November’s Paper Pumpkin is coming in a “special edition” box.  Hmm… I wonder what that means?

Until next time…