Well I'm a little rusty at scrapbooking, but I did want to show the new Farm Collection on a scrapbook layout in honor of NSD today. Els provided some adorable pictures via her sister of her niece and nephew visiting a farm.
I'm sure most people think of Pop it Ups dies mainly for card making, specifically interactive and pop-up cards, but there are so many dies in the collection that will work great for any type of paper project, from scrapbooking to wall art to 3D, etc.
For the scrapbookers, a great choice are the Frame Edge die sets. They are sized to fit the Accordion albums, but they are sold separately so people can purchase them just to make fun frames. Today I'm showing how to use any of the Fancy Frame Edges to frame square photos. There are three Fancy Frame Edge die sets for a total of 9 possible frames to use with these instructions.
Here is a pictorial how-to for framing square photos with the Fancy Frame Edges. (click to enlarge)
Funny story about the meerkat photo above. I went to print a pretty photo of Colorado aspens for the tutorial and my photo printer ran out of ink! AURGH!
So I went upstairs to find my old photos. You know, actual photo prints with negatives and everything! I found this photo from a trip to the Denver zoo when the kids were in kindergarten. I showed the photo to John and said "Check out this photo of a meerkat" but what John heard me say was "I just took this photo of a meerkat" To which he answered, quite bizarrely, "What? In the yard?" Ha ha. Funny stuff.
But I digress.
For my Farm Fun layout I used the stripes frame from #976 Star Fancy Frame Edges to frame the photos. For the first frame I cut the background square from brown cardstock and the Frame Edges from yellow (with DSA on the back for easy sticking). For the second frame I swapped the colors and also placed some of the small rectangles back into the frame for a different effect.
I die cut three Cheepers the Chickens for this layout. I found an old piece of patterned paper in my stash that was a rust pattern that reminded me of the color of chickens. I die cut two of the chickens with the paper face up and one with the paper face down to get a mirror-image chicken. The two mirror-image chickens are holding the title, jumprope-style, which was die cut using the Alphabet Caps die.
When the barn doors slide open they reveal a photo of one of the actual chickens on the farm. I embellished the barn with the companion Hay There set and Cheepers' egg in the loft.
You can learn how to assemble the barn's sliding doors by watching this video tutorial.
The Farm Collection will be available soon but in the meantime you can take advantage of the ECD National Scrapbooking Day's Free Shipping promotion May 2-5, 2015 to stock up on Frame Edges and Double-sided adhesive rolls.
Hopefully you got a chance to do some fun crafting today on NSD!