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Our Favorite Kind of Day


Susan Cobb

Our Favorite Kind of Day
By Susan Cobb


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Designer Tip: Create a great looking oversized photo mat by folding double-sided contrasting patterned papers.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Photos--For the left page: Place the Simply Susan flower swirl corner background paper with the decorative corner at the lower left side. Mat the 5"x6" vertical photo on Simply Susan black weave paper with 1/8" borders. Place on the background paper 2 1/4" from the right edge and 1/2" from the top. Cut a 2"x6 1/4" Simply Susan purple flowers paper and place vertically. Fold the right edge over 1/2" so the Simply Susan green side of the paper shows and ink the edges Black. Glue the folded edge in place. Cut a 3/4"x6 1/4" Simply Susan teal hounds tooth paper, place vertically and fold the right edge over 1/4" so the Simply Susan black dotted side of the paper shows. Glue the folded edge in place. Glue the Simply Susan hounds tooth paper even with the left edge of the purple flowers paper. Ink top and bottom edges Black and place to the right of the matted photo, aligning top and bottom edges with the mat. Tuck the left edge beneath the photo mat slightly and glue in place. Glue the photo in place. Mat the 3 1/2"x4 1/8" vertical photo on Simply Susan black weave paper with 1/4" borders. Glue to the page leaving the left edge loose, 1" from the right edge and 1/4" from the bottom.
  2. For the right page: Place the Simply Susan flower swirl corner background paper with the decorative corner at the lower right side. Mat the 5 1/4"x4 3/8" horizontal photo on Simply Susan black weave paper with 1/8" borders. Place on the background paper 1 1/2" from the right edge and 1/2" from the top. Cut a 2"x4 5/8" Simply Susan purple flowers paper and place vertically. Fold the left edge over 1/2" so the Simply Susan green side of the paper shows and ink the edges Black. Glue the folded edge in place. Cut a 3/4"x4 5/8" Simply Susan teal houndstooth paper, place vertically and fold the left edge over 1/4" so the black dotted side of the paper shows. Glue the folded edge in place. Glue the houndstooth paper even with the right edge of the purple flowers paper. Ink top and bottom edges Black and place to the left of the matted photo, aligning top and bottom edges with the mat. Tuck the right edge beneath the photo mat slightly and glue top and bottom edges in place leaving left edge loose. Glue the photo in place. Mat the 4"x3 1/2" horizontal photo on Simply Susan teal houndstooth paper with 1/8" borders. Mat again on Simply Susan black weave paper with 1/8" borders. Glue to the page, 2" from the left edge and 2 1/2" from the bottom.
  3. Journaling-For the left page: Write or computer print journaling and date on Simply Susan green weave paper. Trim journaling block to a 2 3/4" rectangle, then mat on Simply Susan black weave paper with 1/16" borders. Tuck the right edge slightly beneath the left edge of the large photo and glue in place, 1 1/2" from the left edge and 2 3/4" from the top. Trim the date to a 1 1/4"x1/4" rectangle and mat on Simply Susan black weave paper with thin borders. Foam tape to the page, 5 1/8" from the right edge and 3 3/4" from the bottom.
  4. For the right page: Write or computer print two journaling blocks on green weave paper. Trim the first block to a 4 1/8"x3/4" rectangle and mat on black weave paper with 1/16" borders. Glue to the page, 1 1/4" from the right edge and 5 1/4" from the top. Trim the second block to a 4 1/2"x3/4" rectangle and mat on Simply Susan black weave paper with 1/16" borders. Glue to the page, 1 1/4" from the left edge and 1 1/2" from the bottom. Font: Delius-Left page and right page: 14pt
  5. Technique-Circle Clips and Ribbons--For the left page: Cut a 5 1/2" length of white/black dotted ribbon and place across the lower photo. Tuck 1/2" of the ribbon beneath the left edge of the photo mat and glue in place, 1" from the bottom of the photo. Thread the right end of the ribbon through a circle clip and Zot the clip in place over the right side of the photo. Trim the ends in a "v" by folding it and trimming at an angle. Tie an olive crepe ribbon bow and Zot over the upper left corner of the smaller photo.
  6. For the right page: Cut a 3" length of white/black dotted ribbon and trim the corners an angle. Thread through a circle clip and place the clip on the left side of the oversized paper mat, 3/4" from the bottom. Overlap the ends of the ribbon and Zot in place as needed. Tie a white/black dotted ribbon bow and Zot over the upper right corner of the smaller photo.
  7. Technique-Fancy hand-cut paper flowers--For the left page: Cut out several white and purple flowers from the purple flowers paper in a variety of shapes and sizes. Layer contrasting flowers together with foam tape. Arrange flowers on oversized photo mat and add to white/black dotted ribbon across the small photo. Foam tape flowers in place. For the right page: Cut out a large flower from the purple flowers paper and foam tape to the oversized photo mat as shown. Reserve any remaining flowers for step #5.
  8. Technique-Stylish Stix/bottle cap flowers-For the right page: Cut one Stylish Stix paper straw into two pieces: one 4 1/4" length, and one 3 1/2" length. Place angled together on the page as shown, 3/4" from the left edge and 2" from the bottom. Layer some of the reserved hand-cut paper flowers together and foam tape centered on two black and white flattened bottle caps. Place the bottle caps slightly overlapping the top of the Stylish Stix to resemble flowers. Foam tape the bottle caps in place (use several layers of foam tape). Wrap olive crepe ribbon around the Stix 1 1/2" from the bottom and tie in a knot.
  9. Technique-3-D Papier Tole-For the left page: Punch out the pieces for the small flower with swirls Papier Tole embellishment. Layer the pieces together with foam tape according to number. Glue the finished embellishment overlapping the upper left portion of the large photo. Punch out two tiny purple butterflies (extra art) from the Papier Tole sheet and foam tape them to the page as shown. For the right page: Punch out the pieces for the butterfly Papier Tole embellishment. Layer the pieces together with foam tape according to number. Glue the finished embellishment overlapping the left edge of the oversized photo mat.