Overlays are a quick way to create a unique printed page title at the top of your album page. Simply place them over the 8x8 sized paper and secure in place with brads or simply slide into a sheet protector to keep the overlay positioned over the paper. Remember the bulky items like the Super Sized Star Brads must be secured over the overlay and not under it. This would prevent the overlay from lying flat on the page.

4th of July pg
Designer: LeNae Gerig

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Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut an 8”x4 1/2” rectangle of blue tapestry foil and mat with red cardstock. leaving an 1/8” wide border at the top and bottom. Glue to the center of an 8”x8” square of aqua striped foil.
  2. Place the overlay with the word “Happy” at the top of the page. Use the hole punch to make a hole at each corner of the blue foil paper. Secure with mini brads to hold the overlay in place.
  3. Mat the 6”x4” photo with white cardstock, leaving a 1/16” wide border. Glue the photo to the page at an angle.
  4. Print “4th of July” onto white paper, and fit behind the open star brad. Use Zots™ to secure the star over the paper. Use an X-acto knife to make small cuts in the foil paper to the lower right of the overlay word border and insert the star prongs. Secure the remaining stars at the lower left of the photo.

Birthday Card
Designer: LeNae Gerig

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You can use your 8x8 overlay as a whole for a page title or you can cut it down to fit a card. I used a paper cutter to cut the word border from the overlay and then secured it to the paper on the card using arrow brads. Remember the bulky items like the brads and flowers must be secured over the overlay and not under it.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Place the card fold at the top. Cut the word border from the overlay and place over a 6 1/2”x2” strip of red dot paper. Trim the overlay to fit the paper and use the hole punch to punch a hole on the left and right sides. Secure the white arrow brads through the holes and glue the paper strip to the top of the card.
  2. Glue a 6 1/2”x1/2” strip of red dot paper to the bottom edge of the card. Glue a 6 1/2”x3” strip of star paper across the card, overlapping the red dot paper at the top and bottom.
  3. Glue a 6 1/2” x 1/4” strip of striped paper over the paper seam below the overlay border. Layer the silk flowers and secure with a red brad. Glue dot the brad to the left side of the striped border.


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