Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bundle of Joy Layout for The Cutting Cafe


Good Morning friends.  Today I am sharing a layout designed using digital stamps / digital cut files by The Cutting Cafe.  Babies are the theme this week so you can hop over to the 
TCC Blog later today for more inspiration.  


The main focus of the assignment was to use one of the TCC baby bottle shaped cards / treat boxes or the diaper shaped card.  I used the baby bottle shape plus digital stamp images from "All About Babies" to create paper embellishments for my layout.  I also used a couple of dies by Cottage Cuts (Baby Buttons Mini and Diaper Pins Mini ) on the banner.

You can check out the digital files here :





I used the PDF files for this project to create my paper piecing's.  Several images come on 1 PDF page, but I only needed to use a single image on a page.  I followed Regina's instructions found HERE.  Scroll down til you see the section for printing just one image.  My printer settings also allow me to re-size and image as well.  The only images I re-sized are the stars on each end of the banner (60%) and the words miracle / baby boy (75%).  After I click the printer setting on the PDF page my printer box comes up.  My printer gives me the option to change settings.  For my printer I went to "properties", then "advanced", then "page layout".  This is where I am able to reduce the size it will print.  

I always print the image as a draft first.  I cut my patterned paper to fit over the image and secure it with some light tack tape.  I switch the setting to print a better quality and print.  I repeat the process for each patterned paper I need for the particular image I'm paper piecing.   For example : I printed the boat on white cardstock, blue, and yellow patterned paper.  I trimmed out the outline of the entire image from the white so I would have a base to adhere the other section to.  I trimmed other pieces and adhere to the base.  I used pop dots for the sails and star at the top.  

Hope you are having a fabulous week so far!!
Melisa

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CHALLENGES

Frosted Designs - punches (scalloped border)
Scrap It Girl - dies (photo mat, buttons and small diaper pin on banner)
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - use at least 2 ribbon / fibers (banner and across the layout)
The Crazy Challenge - Use sentiments (sentiments were printed on baby bottle and on banner flags)





22 comments:

Patti J said...

What a lovely page, Melisa! And such a sweet photo! Beautifully done...once again, I'm feeling the need to start sorting photos. HELP! I have boxes upon boxes of a total mess. How do you suggest sorting them to put in scrapbooks or albums? By person, family, date? HELP! Hugs...

Channa said...

SO cute!!! I love the page, very nice. thank you for joining us at frosted designs. Channa

Scrappin Chris said...

Such a cute layout. Love the colors. Thanks for joining are Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.

~~Chris

Regina Easter said...

oh my word what an adorable layout...this is the sweetest ever...total love

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a beautiful and so adorable LO. So sweet. Thanks for joining this month's challenge at Scrap It Girl. Hope to see ya again soon.
Thanks
Rachelle,DT

Tabitha Davis said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
Tabitha
Tabitha's Designs Blog
Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
Come join us at Craft Lovin, Father's Day Challenge:)

bumblebee creations said...

this is such a gorgeous layout! I love the colors, and all of the cute baby details!

lisa808 said...

Sweet and adorable!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Really cute layout. Love your colors. thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges
Linda K. DT

Lori Aragon said...

Oh Melissa! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you created your banner!!! EEK!!! I must remember this ♥ Fabulous layout :)

oscaralley said...

Wow, what a great layout. Your page is great representation of what can be done with the digital stamps. Lovin' it!!!

sandee said...

Gorgeous job! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs Punch challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Chrisboldo said...
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Chrisboldo said...

Lovely Layout...Thanks for joining us at CWLC Blog.

Chris B

BrendaB said...

This is adorable! Love the pastels and those digi diecuts are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Rose said...

this is so sweet and i love your fun banner :)

Jackie G said...

What a sweet layout!! I love the cute frame you put around your photo!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I like the idea of using the bottle in a scrapbook layout. That was a truly inspired idea.

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

Very cute! Such a creative use of dies! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

Dawn said...

Thank you for entering this months challenge at Scrap It Girl, I love your layout , wonderful job.

kellystar said...

the banner is amazing... Thanks for taking the June Scrap It Girl Challenge!

Rebecca said...

So precious! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl!

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