Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March brings us to Chantilly.....and hopefully SPRING will be just around the corner!

It's the MADNESS of March and we are to Chantilly.  It seems like March is a LONG month of dark gloom and just when we can't take the yuck any longer the flowers of spring brighten our day. Hopefully this beautiful paper will help you through this dreary month ( :

Please bring the following this month to class
Paper Trimmer
Chantilly Kit - Card or Scrapbooking
Sanding Kit
1 1/4" punch (or you can precut using your cricut the circles)
3-D foam
Alphabet - they use Trinity - you can use what works for your layout

2x3 1/2


Cotton Candy
Pear *I liked Sweetleaf better - you can opt for either

CARDS: *this is what they called for - I used these plus twilight
Desert Sand - sponging

PHOTOS needed:
Brochure layout:
2 - 3x5 PORTRAIT

Bonus Layout:
8 1/2 x 11 - My photo was 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 - so if you have a smaller photo - you will adjust the mat accordingly.
6 - 3x3

Except for the change of the ink (sweetleaf instead of pear) I didn't change the original layout.  Be sure to use that cross-hatch sanding method for the base pages - it will soften them a little - especially on the bonus layout.

The Bonus Layout is Reflections Main Frame - it's a pretty basic layout.

Twilight: Bases (2, no cutting required)
White Daisy: 2" x 12" Accent (cut 2), 2¼" x 2¼" Accent)
Blue, Green, Yellow B&T: 1 1/2" x 12" Accent (cut 2)
Cotton Candy: 1/2" x 12" Accent (cut 2) **I used a zip strip here instead
Buttercup: 10 1/2" x 8 1/2", 2¼" x 2¼" Accent (cut 2)
Green B&T (back of flower paper) 1 1/2" x 1" Accent (cut 2), 1 1/2" x 5" Accent

Here's the helpful hints CTMH offers for it:

  • Cut two 1/8" × 12" dots border from Outdoor Denim zip strip
  • Trim long edge of one 1 1/2" × 10" green pattern B&T papers like a pennant; trim one short end of 1 1/2" × 5" green pattern B&T papers like a pennant
  • Use a 2" circle template to cut a 2" circle from the 2 1/4" × 2 1/4" Buttercup cardstock (To cut the circle, you can trace the inside of the Glue Dots® roll, use the 2" scallop punch, or cut a 2รข€ circle from our Cricut®cartridges.)
  • Stamp circle image with Buttercup ink on 1 3/4" × 1 3/4" Buttercup cardstock; punch out circle with 1 1/4" circle punch; stamp sentiment in center with Pear ink
  • Stamp circle image with Pear ink on 1 3/4" × 1 3/4" White Daisy cardstock; punch out circle with 1 1/4" circle punch and cut in half
  • Stamp small flower image twice with Cotton Candy ink on 1" × 2" White Daisy cardstock
  • Stamp pie shape images in a circle with Buttercup ink, leaving a small space between each image; trim each pie shape
  • Stamp journaling with Pear ink on three 5/8" × 1 3/4" White Daisy pieces, trimming one end of each like a pennant
  • Stamp sentiment with Twilight ink on one photo, if desired
  • Stamp title on two 2" × 12" White Daisy pieces, as shown
  • Temporarily place 10 1/2" × 8 1/2" Buttercup cardstock on left Twilight base (for spacing purposes when stamping leaf image); stamp leaf image twice with Twilight ink, placing the image about 4" from the top
  • Temporarily place two photos on right Twilight base (for spacing purposes when stamping leaf image); stamp leaf image twice with Twilight ink, placing the image about 2 1/2" from bottom
  • Sponge edges of pie chart shapes, Buttercup circle, and three journaling strips with Buttercup ink
  • Assemble layout according to instructions in Reflections on pages 23 (right page) and 61 (left page), adjusting the placement of C on page 61, as shown
  • Embellish with pink glitter gems, cut-out stamped images, and Chantilly fabric buttons, as desired

I opted to use the back of the paper - these are cut just as shown in the brochure - just using the floral paper instead of the green - easy change up.

I also added in the spray pen with Cotton Candy reinker & pearl paint for a little shine.