Friday, January 20, 2012

friday...AWDML January 15 Reveal-Paper Smooches (2/4)

Happy Friday bloggers! Today I have another project featuring Paper Smooches stamps!

This month's featured manufacturers at A Walk Down Memory Lane are Authentique and Paper Smooches. This means that this whole month  Authentique and Paper Smooches products are 25% off over at the AWDML store! Now, this is my first time working with both manufacturers and I have to say that I love them both! Authentique papers are amazing-great thickness (for distressing), awesome patterns and amazing colors! Paper Smooches has great clear stamps and their alphabets fonts are great!

Here's the layout that I made:

cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV;
patterned paper: Paper Pizazz, Glitz Designs, Authentique Gathering 6x6 Paper Pads;
bling: Prima rhinestone swirls;
flowers: Prima, Recollections;
glitter: Ranger Stickles (Diamond);
ink: StatzOn Jet Black;
stamp: Paper Smooches Acrylic Stamp Alphadot;
pens: Ranger Opaque White pen;
tools: Spellbinders Rose Creations die, Ranger Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page (scallop 3 dot, doily lace), Cuttlebug Machine, Cuttlebug 2X6 Nature & Texture dies;
other: doily, lace, flowers and rhinestones from stash, sewing machine

This layout is based on my own sketch for Creative Scrappers, sketch #190, seen below:

Instead of one picture I used three 3"x4" pictures of my aunt's birthday party last year. I pulled the colors from her shirt and made the layout mostly purple (Glitz Design and Paper Pizazz paper), black and white. I water distressed the edges and inked them.

I used the Paper Smooches Alphabet Stamp (Alphadot) to make my title. I stamped each letter leaving a little bit of space between each one, cut them all apart and matted them unto black cardstock. I finished by adding a white doodled line around the edges to make them stand out. I used the corner punch from the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Scallop 3 Dot punch to make my black doily. (If you need a tutorial, Lisa has a great video tutorial on Swirlydoos!) I wanted it to pop so I decided to run a zig zag machine stitch all around the circle and I love how it turned out!

Of course I made a flower cluster! I used mostly old Primas and Recollection but also included other flowers that I've had in my stash for too many years! I did hand make one though. I just had to!

I made a big purple/black rose and added stickles to the edges and placed it on the center of the cluster. I die cut a few leaves and butterflies to add to the cluster too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  1. Truly beautiful, LOVE the handmade flower.

  2. this is just so yummy, love all the distressing and the colors.....beautiful!!!!


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