Saturday, May 21, 2011

Birthday Layout - the last of my Special Occasion series!

Okay, wow, it's been pretty busy since our launch of the Paper Dolls.  (For those of you that don't know about it, I'll introduce to you at the end of this post).  I've been getting tons of e-mails, and getting to know so many designers and their sites, and wow - I've already had such an amazing experience.  It's all coming along and we're launching the blog next week, along with our first SVG challenge! (don't know if that's coming on the same day yet!)  I am so happy to see all the comments on our Paper Dolls FB page about how excited they are about Tamara and I doing this!  Just imagine - if you are that excited, how excited we are!!! That's all we think about day and night!  Thank you so much for everyone's support!  We've got lots of fun lined up, so stay tuned!!!

Anyway, back to my post here... oh, the layout! Okay, this is the last of my layout series that I did using SVG Cuts files...  I aimed for contemporary modern kinda style for the birthday page.

Here it is!


For this layout, here are all the SVG Collections used:
1. Guy Cards SVG Kit
2. Little Sweet Peas SVG Collection
3. Birthday Dinos SVG Collection
4. Tags Galore SVG Collection




Of course, design tips:

- I chose a fun paper collection that I wanted to use (Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride) and I picked some main colors from that to use for plain cardstock.

- The brown background paper is Jillibean Soup Core Impressions, which I was able to sand the edges to reveal the core color (tan) - adds texture to the page.

- Buttons tied with twine, embellishements adhered with foam dots, and embossing all adds texture and dimension - makes the page look fun.

- Embossing folders used: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Argyle, Candycane Stripes, Ohmycrafts exclusive, and Quickutz Retro Squares.
If anyone again is interested in the actual files used and its sizes, leave a comment here, and I'll send you the Excel file over to ya!

I had so much fun creating these pages. It is important to stick to the same style throughout, the color combo you chose and pick out some embellishements to use on the page (don't choose too much as it can get busy!) Lay them out, make sure that the page balances well before glueing them down.

I hope that I have inspired you to attempt to create some beautiful keepsake pages with the precious photos that you own.

Now, back to the Paper Dolls....  In case you missed it, it's a new blog that Tamara from Happy Life, Crafty Wife and I are starting together!  If you loved us, you'll going to love this site even more!  It's an SVG challenge blog and we'll feature different SVG artists, have special featured guests, news/trends on SVG/third-party software, giveaways and anything cool that you may want to see.  We are open to ideas and suggestions, so please send them to

If you are interested in being featured in our new blog as a featured guest, or if you are an SVG designer, or interested in sponsorsing a challenge - we need all of you!  Please contact us at the e-mail above!  The more response we have, the more fun we'll have!

We are currently working on the blog, and if you're interested, this is what it looks like right now!  We have our blog linky and the NetworkedBlogs set up, so please come and check us out!

Thanks everyone and the doll party is about to begin!

(Oh, and for those that are wondering if I am going to still do my posts here, yes, I will - maybe not as much, but I will try, so don't forget about me here :) )

Okay, gotta go!  Have a super duper weekend!!!!


  1. Oh wow such a pretty layout I love it.

  2. I just love this! It's so fun and colorful! You make me want to start Scrapbooking!!

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  4. Love it Thienly!! Which collection is the plane from? Thanks (My 2 year old is absolutely enamored with "bau-bulls" his word for airplanes) (edited to correct spelling!)

  5. Oh, such a fun lay-out!! I love all the little different squares! It's whimsical and cute, just the way I like it! <3 :-) And as usual you chose great papers and color combos... :-)

  6. What a great posts. I like the designs, I love doing stuffs like this at home. Thank you for sharing this idea.

  7. Very nice designs.Hope to see more cute and beautiful designs. Great !



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