Layouts With Pizazz

Announcing Our Baby Girl
By Tessa Bundy

  
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Instructions:
Left Page:

  1. Place the green paper with the flowered edge on the right. Mat a 5"x7" photo on cream cardstock, leaving a 1/16" border all around. Cut a 9"x6" rectangle of green dotted paper and attach the matted photo centered, 1/2" in from the right side. Mat the green dotted rectangle on cream cardstock, leaving a 1/8" border on the top, bottom and right sides.
  2. Wrap pink sheer ribbon vertically across the green dotted photo mat, securing the ends at the back with tape. Tie another piece of pink sheer ribbon in a knot around the straight ribbon and trim the ends. Attach the matted photo to the left edge of the page, 1 1/2" from the bottom and even with the left edge of the background paper.
  3. Cut out one of the medium pink tags and journal across the front. Add a tiny pink sheer flower with a mini pink brad to the top of the tag. Attach the tag to the page with two layers of foam tape.
  4. Cut a 2" strip of green dotted paper and mat it on cream cardstock, leaving 1/8" on the top and bottom. Glue it horizontally across the page, 1 1/2" from the top. Cut a 1"x6" strip of cream cardstock and write across the center. Attach a length of sheer ribbon behind the top of the cream strip, leaving about 1/4" showing. Attach this against the left edge of the green dotted strip, 1/4" from the bottom of the green strip. Use a pink mini brad to secure a small pink sheer flower to the left of the journaling.
  5. Cut a mini envelope out of cream cardstock, using the envelope template. Ink the edges, fold in and secure the bottom over the side flaps. Trim a 1 1/4" square of white cardstock, journal on the front, and mat on green dotted paper, leaving 1/16" border. Attach this inside the mini envelope. Add the mini envelope at an angle over the right end of the strip.
  6. Layer a medium white sheer flower on a large pink sheer flower and use a pink brad to attach it to the upper right corner of the photo mat. Journal on the small pink tag cut-out, punch the hole at the top and thread white embroidery floss through. Attach the tag to the lower right of the flowers, using two layers of foam tape. Tie the loose ends of the floss around the brad at the center of the flowers. Make a second mini envelope, and secure the front flap down with a piece of foam tape. Add the mini envelope beneath the flowers and tag.

Right Page:

  1. Place the green flowered paper so the flowers on left edge line up with flowers on the right edge of page 1. Journal on a 3 1/2"x8 3/4" rectangle of cream cardstock. Wrap sheer pink ribbon across the strip, 3/4" from the bottom and secure the ends to the back with tape. Layer a small white flower on a medium pink flower and attach with a standard pink brad at the base of the ribbon, 1 3/8" in from the left side. Mat the cream rectangle on green dotted paper, leaving 1/2" on the bottom, left, and right sides. Mat again on cream cardstock, leaving 1/8" on the bottom, left and right sides. Attach along the top edge of the page, about 2" from the left.
  2. Cut a mini envelope out of green dotted paper, using the envelope template. Ink the edges, fold in, and secure the bottom over the side flaps. Journal on a large pink tag cut-out and place inside the mini envelope. Glue the envelope on the left side as shown.
  3. Cut a 2" strip of green dotted paper and mat on cream cardstock, leaving 1/8" on the left and right. Attach it vertically across the page 1" in from the right edge. Mat a 2 3/4"x 4 1/4" black and white photo on white cardstock, leaving a 1/16" border all around. Mat again on cream cardstock, leaving a 1/8" border. Attach with foam tape along the bottom half of the green dotted strip, leaving about 1/2" of green dotted paper showing on the right.
  4. Mat a 2 3/4"x4 1/4" photo on the left side of a 4"x4 1/2" rectangle of cream cardstock. Wrap pink sheer ribbon vertically along the right edge of the photo, securing the ends at the back with tape. Tie another piece of ribbon in a knot around the straight ribbon, towards to the top. Attach the matted photo overlapping the green dotted strip at the top half of page so that the sides of the photo are in line with the sides of the photo below. Cut out a medium pink tag and attach the top of tag beneath the knotted ribbon so that ribbon overlaps left side of the tag, then journal on the right side of the tag.


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Tessa's Tip:
Want to use both black and white and color photos on the same layout? You can! Since you want the black and white photo to stand out as much as the color pictures, do as Tessa did and double-mat the photo, then attach it with foam tape for extra emphasis.

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