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Today's theme is sports and I created a layout about my favorite winter sport, snowmobiling.
I used Potpourri Basket for the Snowflakes and A Child's Year for the photo mat.
5.5 x 4.3 Photo mat
Various size snowflakes approximate sizes is 2.1 x 2.3. I just filled the page with snowflakes and then placed papers on the mat so I would have assorted colors.
Papers used are from DCWV Green pack, White is AC textured cardstock.
A snowflake punch.
I also used Karen Foster Stickers. I love her papers and embellishments, she has the best for boys and more masculine projects. I especially love the sentiment "The more snow the better" on the small sticker.
To make this I first made a rough design in Cricut Craft Room, sort of laying out the general placement of everything and getting the snowflakes sized. I then cut a strip of paper to use as my starting point on the page. Adding the mat, then the stickers to see the placement. Now the snowflakes, I just took the ones I cut, along with the ones I punched and just layered them until I liked how it looked. I also added gold Distress Stickles to the snowflakes to give them some dimension and sparkle. I love how the stickles curl up the snowflakes a bit. I then topped the snowflakes with blue, brown and gray buttons that I tied crochet thread through. I then attached all the pieces to the background paper using my ATG gun, pop dots and Glossy Accents.
I hope I have inspired you or given you some new ideas to use in your projects. If you haven't thought of using crochet thread, I very highly recommend it as it is cheap and comes in assorted colors. I also very highly recommend using Glossy Accents as adhesive on smaller pieces because if you accidentally get it in the wrong place, you don't end up with a sticky residue on your finished product.
Hope you are enjoying our projects in 25 days of projects!