Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trinity Paper Arts Week - Day Four!

I hope you've been loving the projects from the Xyron DT this week - Trinity Paper Arts is SO fun to work with that I could have created a bajillion projects from just one paper pack!  Today we've got more great ideas from the Surf N Swim collection:

You know I'll always tell you guys where I get my inspiration - and this project has been 18 months in the making!  I fell in love with this layout from Lisa Truesdell in the January 2011 issue of CK, tore out the page, and have been carrying it around in my idea notebook for over a year and a half.  When I was looking at the colors of the Surf N Swim paper this photo of my nephew came to mind...and voila!  I scraplifted the beejeebies out of her layout - and I hope I did it justice.

Just a few notes:

I cut out the strips of patterned paper in varying lengths (9" - 11") and widths (3/4" - 1 1/4") and applied them to my paper using my Xyron 1.5" Create-A-Sticker.

For those of you who are scared of your sewing machine like I am - I actually just used some of the Tim Holtz Distress Markers rather than doing actual stitching. :)

I cut out a large heart on my Cricut, ran it through my Xyron 9" Creative Station using REPOSITIONABLE adhesive, applied it to the page after I'd adhered the strips and done the "stitching" across the paper strips (do the stitching around the heart AFTER you've sprayed the project and let it dry), sprayed the whole project with Maya Road mist, then the heart mask peeled right off.  It was SO easy to use!

This hello card idea came from my friend Vicki Boutin.  Vicki has recently come out with a book, Creative Foundations, that I literally cannot stop talking about or using - it has the MOST amazing techniques and easy-to-follow instructions...and this card is proof!  I used the crayon resist technique found on page 12 (you can go to this site and scroll down to see a photo - hers is a flower) to scraplift AGAIN, and the whole thing took me less than 10 minutes. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this technique and the result!

I am usually stumped when it comes to patterned papers that have one large image on them - but Angela Ploegman comes to the rescue and shows us all how to create a fantastic layout! Notice that her background paper has a large image on the left hand she just created around it!  Genius!  Head on over to her blog for a supply list.

We've got one more day to go...tomorrow we've got the gorgeous Sincerely collection.  See you then!


  1. What a wonderful layout. I just love it! Thanks for the directions. I really love the card and the second layout as well. Thanks for sharing re: Vicki's book. Looking forward to checking out tomorrow's Sincerely collection.

  2. what a Beautiful layout. love the layering and the colors this is a perfect combination. thanks for sharing.