Tuesday, March 1, 2011

tuesday...Trailmakers March Kit Debut

This month I had the privilege to work with Graphic 45 new Sprintime line and let me tell you, it's absolutely stunning in real life! The Trailmaker March Kit featured this line and is filled with yummy flowers, ribbon and bling! Don't miss your chance to get and use this it's full of yummy Graphic 45 papers, of course, flowers, and embellies and as soon as I saw the paper I knew which pictures I wanted to use them with.

I took these pictures last Spring when I hand-raised about 10 monarch caterpillars and released them into the world a few days later when they emerged of their cocoon. It was a beautiful thing to see!

Supplies: cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV; patterned paper: Graphic 45; embellishments: Tim Holtz fragments; Chipboard: Thickers; Flowers: Prima; Ink: Ranger; Stamp: Prima; Glitter: Stickles, Glimmer Mist; Pens: Sharpie; Adhesive: Diamond glaze, Glossy Accents; Other: Heart doily, floss, 3D paint

I made my own die cut paper with the green Graphic 45 paper and stitched the green Bazzill cardstock to the paper with green floss.

I did some fuzzy cutting and cut out some flowers from one of the Graphic 45 papers and used them as my embellies. I layered some of them to give them dimension and then I used some clear stickles for added bling. I love the punch of colors that these flowers provide!

I added a small heart doily that I got on clearance after the valentine's day sale. It was red so glimmer misted it and inked it with brown ink to make it match more.

Finally, I made a charm using a Tim Holtz fragment from my stash and a stamp cut out from the Graphic 45 paper. I'll have a tutorial up on how to do this soon! I finished it off with my title, Beauty, using the Thickers included in the March Kit from Trailmakers.

Thank you for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the rest of the DTs debut layout!


  1. That is one gorgeous page! Love the diecut background and the fussy cutting of the flowers! That fragment is just the cutest!

  2. Your layout is fabuously beautiful. A real stunner! How cool that you raised the caterpillars to become beautiful butterflies. Do you do it every year?


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