Hi folks, this month in our Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop we’re focusing on using a layout – one of my designs – eek!!! If you’ve hopped here from Mikaela and her beautiful creations or joined me here to start hopping, you’re all very welcome and I hope you like what I’ve done with my layout.

Pips Layout DesignThere was much discussion about whether this would be a card or a scrapbook or even a Project Life layout, so I’m sure you’ll see a lot of variety from the hop team! I thought, why not do a bit of them all and see how it goes! Well, I managed a scrapbook layout and some cards, but although I have ideas for the Project Life one, I couldn’t get it to work just right, so that I’ll have to save for another time!

Celebrate You smallSo, I actually started with a card that was in my head already, it doesn’t quite match the layout, but that’s the joy of a layout – it’s just a starting point! Here’s the full size card. You can see I went for a spring theme for this one, bright Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey and a dash of Pacific Point. Paired with the Fabulous Four sentiment stamp set and of course Petite Petals and the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack – boy I hope they don’t retire this year!

Celebrate You largeNext up I wanted to do a full size scrapbook page – I don’t often do these as I’m very much into my Memories Made Easy using Project Life by Stampin’ Up! but I thought I’d give it a go and I’m really pleased with how it came out!

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It’s a Wisteria Wonder base and I used the swoosh, circles and sunbursts from Perpetual Calendar, Wisteria Wonder seam binding, Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum ink, plus a few sparkles and the wooden heart left overs from my Watercolour Wishes card kit! A few accent flowers again, some punched circles & it was done! It did take a bit of courage to punch my photos but it can really bring a page to life just having a few elements and not full 6 x 4 photos.

Layout small 1Layout small 2I really love this photo of my husband and the Meerkats from the Isle of Wight Zoo – we had such a fabulous day there last summer, this is going to be the front page now to our trip pages!

Last but not least, Shaun liked my layout so much he said, “Why don’t you make up a card just like that?”, so not one to leave a challenge like that standing… here’s my layout card!

Dots LargeI couldn’t resist a last use of the amazing Sale-a-bration Metallics Glitter Tape for the horizontal line, Suite Sayings for the words and some of the Epoxy Accents on top of the punched circles, Candy Dots, plus the gorgeous It’s My Party Enamel Dots add a bit of texture! I added a bit of depth by raising some of the circles up on Stampin’ Dimensionals – all in all I think it makes a fun card!

Dots smlStampin Creative 2016 LogoI hope you like them? I’m pretty chuffed and I can’t wait to see what all of the Stampin’ Creative team have come up with for this one. So please check out my friends by clicking on the Next button or choosing their link below from the full list of Easter hoppers, but don’t forget to hop back over if you’d like to place an order before Sale-a-bration and this month’s Monthly Giveaway runs out (those Epoxy Accents are my giveaway this month too)!!

Code is: AT4JJM63 and I’ll be placing the order at 6pm 31st March – so if you’d like some in your thank you card all you have to do is place an order with me before then & use the Code at checkout! Simples (sorry, I couldn’t resist that!).

Until tomorrow and my Sunday check in, have a great Saturday, happy stamping and I’d love to see YOUR cards or pages made with my layout design. Hugs, Pip xx

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16 Comments on Lovely Layout with Stampin’ Creative

  1. Oh Pip, what a great selection all from one layout. As you say … the layout is just the starting point. What I love most from your selection is how the colours sing … the first being so spring like, literally screaming Spring and how the last card, using all colours I don’t usually use or favour myself, all really work and create a beautiful card. Thank you … you’ve really inspired me to use some colours I wouldn’t normally do so AND to really start thinking about doing some Project Life x

    • Aww thanks Mikaela! I’m glad you liked my contributions and I was actually surprised by how many projects I got going with – I reckon I could have done a few more, but had to limit it! It’s funny that the last card is colours I use a lot and the first card was a push for me to do something different!!! Put us together and we’d sweep the board in colour ways! Glad to inspire anything creative 🙂 and YES you need to start some Project Life it’s fun!

  2. What a great range of projects all from the same layout! I like them all but the last card really pops, especially with those Epoxy stickers which are now on my shopping list.

    • Thank you Emma! I’m chuffed with them I have to say – but credit to hubby, he was the one who suggested I turn the layout into a card in the first place – and yes those Stickers are going to be on backorder at this rate!! Thank you x

  3. Loving your projects Pip and all so different. Especially love the last card – can’t believe I have forgotten all about my Epoxy stickers – inspired to get them out! They look great on this card

  4. Oh these are fab! Love your scrapbook page but the clear winner for me is that layout card, it’s genius! All those different circles and I’m running off now to dig out my epoxy stickers – using them over colour circles is just a brilliant idea! Caro x

    • Thanks Caro!!! So glad you liked it & yes I nearly forgot those epoxy stickers! I’m forcing myself to use a new embellishment every month! Forcing 🙂 hahaha

  5. Well Pip firstly to say the Challenge Layout was a fab one, and I have enjoyed hopping around to see how we all interpreted it, I love what you made, your scrap page is fab, though my fave is the last card, I just love the different mediums you have used all together the way the punched Circle mounted up just pops off the Card Blank, they pull it all together, well done, xxx

    • Aww thank you Kim – so glad you enjoyed it – I have too, it’s really fun to see what people have done with it. I’m honoured you like the last card so much, I think it’s my favourite too!

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