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Shopping with the Girls Layout

After seeing some recent scrapbook layouts by Michelle Hernandez using the darling Echo Park This and That Charming collection, I knew I had to get my hands on this paper. I was in love at first site. I loved the colors and the patterns both. Granted, parts of the collection have masculine themes but there is more than enough “other” stuff to make up for it!

I knew I wanted layers for this and I started my base for the paper wtih a full 12″x12″ piece of the Dots and Plaid paper. I then cut down a sheet of the Numbers paper to 11″x11″. I rounded the corners on the right hand side and inked around the edges in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. We were definitely going somewhere.

Next up was the Tickets Please paper that I cut down to 9″x5″. More inking around the edges with Brushed Corduory Distress Ink and two rounded corners. I originally had four pictures that I wanted to use for this layout but with them all being 4″ Instagram photos, they were just too much so I took out the pic of my cousin Jonna and I in front Old Navy. It was a redundant picture and wasn’t needed to tell the story.

When I flipped over the remaining scrap from the Tickets Please paper, I noticed the Telegram piece. I thought this would be perfect for my journaling so I cut it down and put it to the side. Next up was to cut down a piece of the black chevron Border Strip paper so that it would fit in the remaining space cross my page. It is approximately 5 1/2″ long.

Before going much further with photos and embellishments, I wanted to add some more visual interest to the background. I grabbed my trusty paintbrush and Wicker White Folk Art Acrylic Paint {absolutely the best white} and got to splattering. I wanted it concentrated in the yellow area so I went to town with flicking paint everywhere. It was all over me and my hands by this time. So fun!

After I set aside my background to dry, it was time to start working on some various embellishments. I grabbed the telegram piece that I had cut out from the Tickets Please paper previously and wrapped it with Timeless Twine in Aqua and Brown. I just got this twine and am so in love with it. You can get a full spool at the link above or you can go here to my shop and get some in 10 yard quantities to play with.

Next up it was time to cut out some of the cameras form the Instamatic paper. Where has this paper been all my life? It is so stinkin’ cute! I am in love! 🙂 I decided on using three in the center section with the larger popped up and then one up near the top.

After knowing I wanted to do some layer in the top right corner, I grabbed my EK Success Labels punch and some of the scraps of paper I had from those that were cut and I punched the larger label {Telegram side of paper} and the smaller label from reverse of the Tickets Please paper. Before I stapled them down with my Tiny Attacher, I went around the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

For the left corners, I grabbed my 3/4″ square punch and punched a square from a scrap piece of green {I think more of the Tickets Please paper}. I then just eye-balled it to cut it into two right triangles. I adhered both in the corners a bit and poked them through with random brads from my stash.

I also grabbed the Primer paper from the collection to add a subtitle to the layout. I chose the word Amazing because this was a first for us three girls {my cousin, my sister and I} to go out on Thanksgiving and shop together. I still think my sister only went to get out of the house and out from the football game. LOL!

Last up was adding Thickers for the title and adhering everything down. I love how it came together and yes, it’s a pretty heavy layout but very simple in design.

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