I'm a paper piecer. I have loved it and always will. Due to lack of time, I don't get to do it as often as I used too. But now, I've found a new timesaver and still just as fun. Lauren, from My Time Made Easy has come up with the cutest templates. They're so versatile and easy to use. I just love them! I snagged up her Baby Buggy which was just released this month for this layout of my youngest. I loved these baby pictures of her and my Swirlydoos kit for March arrived with the perfect papers. The kit this month has the beautiful Flight of Fancy Prima papers and oh, they are delish.
Lauren's template is actually for a full Baby Buggy but I wanted to put it on my layout instead of free standing. Easy enough. After making the template I cut it in half and trimmed it down to about 1/2" wide and folded in about 1/4" so I would have tabs to glue it to my layout. Isn't it too cute? I decorated it with the Prima papers and used the Doily Lace Trim punch from Martha Stewart for the edges.
I picked up a neat tip from Lisa at Swirlydoos. I scanned the butterflies off of one of the Prima patterned papers, so I would have them to print and use as embellishments instead of cutting up the patterned paper. I imported the photos into a word document and made 2 copies of each butterfly. I sized one a touch smaller than the other, printed out on cardstock and cut them out. I glued the smaller butterfly body on top of the bigger one and bent the wings up to give it dimension.
Finally, I doodled a black dot outline around the photos and doodled some dot flourishes around the butterflies. Oh and just because you went crazy and bought a MILLION of the baby photos you had done, doesn't mean they need to go to waste. Using 3 of the same photo in different sizes and arrangement is a great way to use up the leftover photos.
Happy Monday to everyone!