Saturday, July 13, 2013

Design Team Layout's #2 by Jeannette

Good Afternoon Bloggers:

Today we are releasing the second set of layouts from our Design team. These layouts along with the other designs are hanging up on the wall to the right of the door as soon as you walk into Scrapper's Playground.  Please feel free to ask any of our Staff for information on the products that were used in these designs.

Summer Smiles Layout by Jeanette Giancaspro

(I designed this layout so that the page with the title is the right page, but the layout can be displayed with it on the left as well.)

·       Stars & Stripes patterned paper by Doodlebug Design
·       Bazzill cardstock in blue, light blue, and white
·       Stars & Stripes Fancy Frills stickers by Doodlebug Design
·       Stars & Stripes Mini Doodle Pops by Doodlebug Design
·       Stars & Stripes Doodle Seals by Doodlebug Design
·       Star Spangled washi tape by Doodlebug Design
·       Baker’s Twine by Doodlebug Design
·       Candy Shoppe Ice Accents by Queen & Company
·       Wink of Stella clear glitter marker
·       Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz/Ranger
·       White gel pen
·       Embossing folder with dots*

To put this layout together, I first arranged my photos into collages and adhered them to the layout.  Then I cut out my title with my die cut machine.  A comparable font for the Eclips would be Valentine’s Day & Happy Heart.  For added dimension, I used an embossing folder on the “Smiles” letters.  After adhering the title, I added my journaling strips and border strips/paper. 

Next I added foam adhesive to the backs of the banner sticker pieces and adhered them to a length of baker’s twine.  After stapling the ends of the baker’s twine to the layout with my Tiny Attacher, I tied two bows and glued them to the ends of the banner.  As a finishing touch on the banner pieces, I added dots of white gel pen.

The final step in assembling the layout was to add the embellishments.  I added the stickers, pinwheel, and washi tape; and then I made a medallion/rosette with some of the patterned paper.  First I scored a strip of 1 ¼” x 12” patterned paper at ¼” measurements.  Then I accordion-folded the strip and glued the ends together.  Using a generous amount of hot glue, I glued the medallion in the center, attaching a cardstock circle on the back for stability.  I then added some Wink of Stella glitter marker to the edges of the medallion and the circles in the embossed title. 

The last step was to add the cardstock sticker and Ice Accent to the center of the medallion.  Because this is a heavy embellishment, I attached it to the layout with hot glue.  (I believe acid-free white glue would work also, but I didn’t want it to fall off the layout while hanging on the wall).

*There are several designs (Lifestyle Crafts/Sizzix) in the store that would work very well.

Jeannette's second layout is called Flower Child.  Jeannette was inspired by this layout as she loves flowers.  

Flower Child Layout by Jeanette Giancaspro


·      Cardstock, including Two Scoops Raspberry Parfait, by Bazzill
·      Patterned Paper (Ambrosia) by Bazzill Basics Paper
·      12” Paper Garland (Ambrosia) by Bazzill Basics Paper
·      Enamel Dots by My Mind’s Eye
·      Alphabet dies by QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts

To put this layout together, I matted the photos on the Raspberry Parfait cardstock.  I then cut strips of the patterned paper into banners and layered them on top of a piece of light yellow cardstock.  To make them stand out more, I traced around the edges of the banner strips with a black journaling pen.  Then I cut two thin strips of patterned paper and adhered them to the top and bottom of the photo mat.  Finally, I layered the photo mat on top of the banner strips.

I typed the journaling and photo captions, and I printed them onto small pieces of cardstock.  To add definition, I inked the edges of the journaling with black ink.

For the embellishments, I applied Glue Dots to each section of a strip of the paper garland and adhered it below the photos.  Then I added enamel dots to the photo captions.  To create the flower embellishments, I cut the shapes from the patterned paper.  For the 3-D flower, I  layered two flowers and adhered them together with foam dots.  I added a rhinestone brad to the center.

Great job Jeannette!


  1. Great layouts! Love the custom embelishments!

  2. Gorgeous layouts -- I love the clean design of these -- but at the same time I know it was a lot of work to make them look so sharp!

  3. Great job on these layouts!! I love the rosette and the way you fussy cut, layered and popped to create a custom embellie.