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Monday, April 1, 2013

Paper Trail Blog Hop - Claire

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop. This month we are featuring the Claire paper packet. If you've arrived here from Lynne's  blog, welcome! If this is your first stop, grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and enjoy the art work!


I must confess, the Clair paper was the one that first drew me in when I saw the Spring/Summer idea book.The colors and patterns reminded me immediately of my mom. I couldn't wait to create something. It also doesn't hurt that Outdoor Denim is my favorite color!

As I have been doing a lot lately, I created two single page layouts that can also function as a double page spread. I find this design very flexible especially when I am working with three photos. Three 4X6 photos seem too much to put on one 12X12 page, but tricky to design on a 12X24. I have much better luck working on a 12X12 canvas with one photo and another 12X12 canvas with two photos.


My first layout (or the left-hand page if you think in 12X24) features one photo. I wanted to draw attention to the photo and the Main Frame - Details pattern from Reflections made it easy. I embellished with Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon - another product that caught my attention early in this idea book - and a perfect complement for this paper!





I also created some of my own embellishments by stamping words and images from Sightseer and then cutting them out to imitate the look of die cuts or stickers. (I love the versatility of stamps!)








The second of my layouts using this Bottom Border - Base pattern from Reflections features only paper, ink and adhesive:


I used Hooray Bouquet to add a subtle flower pattern on the geometric Sunset paper. The title is the largest font on the Trinity alphabet. The border beneath the title is from In The Background. The arrow accentuating the title is from my current favorite set, Sightseer.  I also added a few text elements as embellishments using retired stamp sets.



Thanks for stopping by! Now, head on over to Betsy's blog to see what she has created using this fun paper! Check back here on Thursday to see a fun layout using Chantilly and the trendy sunburst design.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful layouts, Connie! I am so drawn to clusters, maybe because I struggle with them so much, and I really love the cluster on your first page. Nice!

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    1. Thanks, Betsy! I like this cluster because all of the items are stamped paper. Those kind are easier for me!

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  2. ...fun fun fun lay-out.. turned out really cute..

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    1. Thank you! They were fun to make!

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  3. Very, very cute! I love the word clusters on the layout! How sweet to capture the photo! Wonderful!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I love using words as an embellishment. I think it is the teacher in me.

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  4. I love these layouts. Adorable subjects in the photos, too.

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    1. Thank you. I'm fond of the kids, too!

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  5. Love the simplicity of the ink, paper and adhesive page. Horray Bouquet is one of my favorite sets!

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  6. Great use of stamping to embellish your pages!! Love these layouts!

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  7. Aww... I love this layout1 Simple and jazzy. Thank you for sharing! *hugs*

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