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Monday, November 12, 2012
Here is another "use your stash" layout that I finished at a crop this past Saturday. I'm very pleased with how this turned out!
I have had these lovely Kaiser Craft papers in my stash forever. Kaiser is one of my favorite paper manufacturers, and for the longest time I've hoarded my stash of their stuff. NO MORE! I will be using it up! LOL
This this last spring I put my mind to learning how to make violet jelly. In past years it seemed we just didn't have enough violets growing in the yard, but my very careful attention to letting weeds grow rampant and unchecked in our yard gave us an abundant crop of violets this year. :) So my son and I hit the grass to collect as many violets as we could!
I took pictures of every step of violet jelly-making - it was super fun and easy (as any jelly-making process can be called "easy"). But that meant I had more pictures than space on two 12x12 pages... so I used the die cut shape in the middle... with one half of it being a flap, that pictures are visible only when the flap is lifted. See below!
I used lots of cricut cuts on these pages. The title uses the font from the newest Cricut Circle cartridge, "Something to Remember". The violets are from 50 States! an oldie but goodie cartridge. :)
The title and it's shadow was welded on my gypsy. The violets, 3 different forms of them, were cut in two different shades of violet cardstock as well as green for the leaf layer. The two different violet colors allowed me to trim and make my own extra layer on a couple of the flowers for two-toned violets. I also used a white gel pen and some other pens to do some coloring in the flower centers. I used my photos of the violets we picked as a guide to making my paper violets more realistic looking.
I also used a couple Charlene's Button Box buttons, a green square one became a flower pot, and a cute little purple butterfly.
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