Clique Kits: Happy

Hello there! What makes you happy? As a stay at home mummy, the opportunity to hang out with my two little darlings certainly ranks high on my happy-o-meter. I thought it would be perfect to create a page using these photo booth photos we took during one of our excursions to the art museum. I am sharing this page on Clique Kits blog:

Happy FN, @colortypes sophie @cliquekits, #cliquekits #ckambrosia #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercraft

I decided that for the background of this particular page, I would work my ruler a little more than usual and create a quilt effect using the branding strips on my patterned papers.

To create this effect, I first divided my cardstock into a grid of 3 X 3. Using the natural width of the branding strips, I layered the strips around each square. I also added some of those cute pineapple washi tape from Little B in each square, as well as some other strips from my leftover patterned papers.

Happy 1 FN, @colortypes sophie @cliquekits, #cliquekits #ckambrosia #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercraft

Once I was happy with the effect, I adhered these securely to the cardstock. To anchor my photos to the background, I cut a large banner and used it as a photo mat on one side of my page. Because the quilt effect is already rather busy, I kept things simple on this part of the page and allowed the photos to speak for themselves.

Happy 2 FN, @colortypes sophie @cliquekits, #cliquekits #ckambrosia #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercraft

I decided to write my journaling on black cardstock to make it pop against the background. To finish off the page, I used my liquid pearls to create some enamel dots.

Happy 3 FN, @colortypes sophie @cliquekits, #cliquekits #ckambrosia #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercraft

Thanks for joining me today. I hope by utilizing your ruler, your scraps and branding strips will get a good stretch on your next layout!

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