Last week, I initiated my Home-Bound Throw-Down challenge on my private Facebook group, Karyn’s Croppers. On Mondays and Fridays through April, I will be posting page challenges and asking my followers to create my layout and post their versions to Karyn’s Croppers to earn chances to win a prize. I’ll also be sharing the layout challenges here on Karyn Crops on Fridays.
Our third Home-Bound Throw-Down challenge is to create a spring sampler. I created mine as a decorative piece to hang on my old Everyday Display in my kitchen. I used pieces from the new Spring Medley Designer Paper, Tone-on-Tone Paper, Variety Mats, Stickers and Embellishments and Navy Cardstock. I also used the Songbirds Border Punch, the Tulips Border Punch and the Gum Leaf Punch.
My background paper measures 12″ x 12″, and the other pieces measure: 10″ x 10″, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/8″ and 6″ x 3-1/8″. I adhered the border pieces, stickers and embellishments with Foam Squares. I finished the page by adding faux pen stitching to the rectangle pieces.
You can adapt this layout and include photos in any of the rectangular spaces. You can also easily adapt it into a double-page spread.
For my fourth Home-Bound Throw-Down challenge, I created a double-page layout. The layout features a wave cut that separates the rows of photos and paper pieces. For my example, I created another spring layout.
I used paper and embellishments from CM’s old Mix and Match collection, White Cardstock and the Branch Border Punch to make my layout. I used the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut a wave shape from the bottoms of the pieces on the first row and a wave shape from the tops of the pieces on the second row.
To cut wave shapes from your photos and paper pieces:
1. Take the photos and paper that will make up your first row and line them up on the trimmer (in the order that they will appear on your page) with the bottoms of the pieces a quarter inch past the right of the cutting groove. The tops of the photos/papers will hang over the left side of the trimmer. (See photo above.)
2. Space the photos/papers apart a quarter inch on the trimmer base. (See photo above.)
3. Close the trimmer arm and apply pressure on the arm to keep your pieces from sliding.
5. Take the photos and paper that will make up your second/bottom row and line them up on the trimmer (in the order that they will appear on your page) with the tops of the pieces a quarter inch past the left of the cutting groove. The bottoms of the photos/papers will hang over the right side of the trimmer. (See photo above.)
6. Space the photos/papers apart a quarter inch on the trimmer base. (See photo above.)
7. Close the trimmer arm and apply pressure on the arm to keep your pieces from sliding.
I added journaling, sticker titles, flower embellishments and punched out branch pieces to decorate my pages. I completed the layout with faux pen stitching around the perimeter.
You can purchase the 12″ Decorative Trimmer, Songbirds Border Punch, Tulips Border Punch, Gum Leaf Punch and the Spring Medley collection through my Creative Memories website link.
I hope that you all have a happy and blessed Easter on Sunday! Please take photos of the not so usual way that you’ll celebrate the holiday this year. I’ll be sharing some Easter layout ideas later in the month.
I’ll be back again next Friday with two more Home-Bound Throw-Down challenges!