I’ve always readily admitted that I have a problem when it comes to patterned paper. I LOVE pretty paper (it is what got me scrapping in the first place, even if the paper from 10 years ago isn’t exactly what we would consider pretty today). I also tend to hoard paper! I have tons and tons of stuff that I just HAD to have, but has never been touched. Well, today’s blog entry is going to show case some of the projects that I have recently completed that uses some of these papers… and of course some major cartridge exploration.
First up is this lovely layout using some very Old Kaiser product (Title reades: You are a Burst of Color to my Heart):
I played around with making wordy titles with these two layouts. I was a bit stumped when completing the “Life Little Moments” layout. I really wanted to do something with owls from the paper, in order to pop them. I tried trimming them out and pop dotting them… which totally didn’t work. After several attempts at cutting various owls from paper and being unsatisfied, I remembered the simple shape of the owl from WILD CARD. I pulled out some sticky-backed felt and loaded it into my Cricut and popped in the deep-cut blade. I had to cut through the felt six times to get it to work, and then trim the the actual pieces out with an exacto knife. (I use the finger one.) I then cut some simple ovals using Plantin and pieced together my own custom owls. I Used Stickles to complete the details. I think I did I darn good job recreating the AC owl and making my own Custom Felties! You should try this too!