Thursday, March 21, 2013

3 Cool Kids- Twisted Tuesday

This week at Twisted Tuesday, the CHALLENGE is to use some type of banner(s) on your creation, and the TWIST is that you also must include pearls somewhere on your creation. Here's what I came up with:

Instead of going with the typical banners strung across the layout, I cut 1x11" strips of pattern paper and did a little notch at the bottom of each. My little secret here is that I only used 2 pattern papers, but they're double-sided, so I also used the reverse side of each to create 4 banners! I layered my photo and mat over the strips to make long banners hanging down on the layout. To incorporate the pearls, I used pearlized puffy paint and put little dots along the outsides of the banners. It was a fun little effect that I will definitely try again!

See those little words floating about the picture, "today", "friends", "sunshine"? One day (YEARS ago...) I typed a BUNCH of words like this in a word document in all different fonts (memories, vacation, happiness, etc). Printed the single sheet on kraft cardstock and then used my Word Window punch to cut them all out. I fit about 50 words on the single page and have had a little container of them for a looooong time. But it was simple and inexpensive little task, and I love the simplicity of a single-word accenting a page like this! =) T

"3 Cool Kids" linking up to:
-Twisted Tuesday banners and pearls
-Allsorts Challenge Blog as easy as 1,2,3
-Love to Create anything goes
-Southern Girls the kids are alright
-Use It Tuesday punches and diecuts


  1. What a lovely creation! Thank you for joining our recipe challenge at Allsorts, hope to see you again!

  2. lovely page thanks for joining us at Love to Create Hugs Sandra dt x

  3. Love all of the white space on this. Thanks for using those hoarded words and playing along with us at UIT!

  4. How fun is this!! Love the banners!

  5. Lovely LO ♥
    Thanks for playing at SGC


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