“Mother” page

Layouts With Pizazz
Layouts With Pizazz


By Susan Cobb



  1. Cut the blue striped paper in half diagonally and glue the lower right half over the lower right half of the jewel dark blue background paper. Cut a 9” x 9 1/2” piece of vintage blue roses paper. Place on your cutting surface and use your X-acto® knife to cut a 6 1/2” x 3 1/2” rectangle from the center, as shown. Mat on jewel light blue paper, applying glue only to the corners and trimming the edges to a thin border.
  2. Cut a 1/2” x 12” strip of silver paper and insert the strip between the vintage roses frame and its mat. Outline the rectangular window with the silver pen, then glue the frame and strip to the center of the background paper.
  3. Double mat the photo on silver, then navy blue, trimming each to a 1/8” border. Glue the photo to the center of the page. Cut out the vintage blue roses tag, then mat on jewel light blue, silver, then navy blue, trimming each to a thin border. Punch a 1/8” hole in the top of the tag, then tie the blue fiber through the hole. Wrap the fiber with silver thread and tie at the ends.
  4. Punch a 1/16” hole in the “garden” charm and silver-rimmed tag and tie to the fiber with silver thread. Add the bird charm above the flower cluster on the large tag.
  5. Use the silver pen to journal a heartfelt message on the page, as shown.

Susan Cobb

A Tip from Susan:

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Why not tell your mom how much you love her with a heartfelt layout? Here I’ve combined two gorgeous patterned papers from Joy’s Vintage with coordinating blue solids and metallic silver. They all come together for a beautiful and elegant page, perfect for a giftt.

Page reprinted from Teresa’s Handpicked Solid Jewel Papers. See your local retailer for project supplies.

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