Are you ready for a challenge? Shelly here with something to get your creative juices flowing: Create a layout using a song titles or song lyrics. They are both known for creating great inspiration when it comes to layout titles and layout journaling. I was surprised to find one of myfavorite song lyrics on a chipboard embellishment from Authentique. ("These are the days of miracle and wonder."-Paul Simon). I had to have it! The quote worked perfectly with the Authentique Blissful Felicity paper and some Black and Gold Iowa Hawkeye pictures I hadn't been able to find the right paper for until now. (It only took six years, but the wait was worth it).
Authentique has created wonderful heavy weight cardstock printed papers. The papers & embellishments feel great in your hand & the Authentique line includes fun extras like the heavy weight chipboard icons and 6x6 Bundles of papers. I purchased one 12x12 printed paper and used three 6x6 printed papers from my bundle to create this layout. The bundle gave me TONS of choices for future layouts and cards.
Hint: Use a 1.5" Xyron "X" to adhere border strips to layout. It'll save you a lot of time. Use pop dot behind quote chipboard piece and a glue dot to hold coffee filter flower in place. Learn how to make custom matching coffee filter flowers like this one in an upcoming tutorial:
It was created using four coffee filters. I'll show you how on an upcomimg AWDML blog post so make sure you check back later in January to see it.
Papers: Authentique Blissful paper & chipboard embellishments, Bazzill, coffee filters
Dies: Spellbinders Eyelet Circles & Labels Five, Tim Holtz Alterations Vintage Lace border, Sizzix Flowers 3-D #2
Brad: Doodlebug black velvet
Pens: Atyou Spica Glitter pens