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Thursday, November 8, 2018

"Hunting" Double page layout (Glue Dots and Paper House Productions blog hop)

 Time: About 45 minutes
Level: Intermediate
Size:  12 x 24”
Notes:  When I saw The Great Outdoors collection and that it has a specific “hunting” theme, I knew I had to use it to document my husband’s week in the mountains with his buddies. They go hunting every year and he looks forward to it every time. Because my page is already very busy, I opted for a more subtle title using the shadow/raised effect with my title.
        Cardstock- (white and green) Die Cuts With a View
        Pattern paper collection- The Great Outdoors, Hunting, Paper House Productions
        11 3x4 photos
        Craft, Glue Dots®
        Pop Up, Glue Dots®
        Mini, Glue Dots®
        Border punch- Fiskars
        Electronic Die Cut Machine- Cameo, Silhouette
        Manual Die Cut Machine- Cuttlebug, Provo Craft
        Embossing folder- Divine Swirl, Provo Craft
        Cut file- Christmas Tree, Silhouette Design Studio
        Font- Impact
1. Cut 7 3x4 panels from various pattern papers within the collection. Place them on the cutting mat.
2. Type up HUNTING on the Silhouette design software and use the font “Impact”. Enlarge each letter to fit within the 3x4 size. Cut out the letters from the pattern papers you’ve prepared.

3. Take out the circle accents from the Christmas tree cut file and duplicate the shape to make 3 trees on the design software. Edit the sizes of the trees so that you have one large, one medium, and one small tree. Cut it out using the green cardstock.

4. Run the trees through the Cuttlebug die cut machine with the Divine Swirls embossing folder.
5. Cut out 2 6x9” pieces from the brown wood paper.

6. Add a scallop border on the top of the P-2149 paper and cut out the strip to about ¾ x 9”. Repeat the process to have two identical border strips.

7. Cut out two ½ x 9” strip from the P-2143 paper.
8. Cut out the 3x4 cut apart piece (Black with deer silhouette) from paper.
9. Adhere the 3x4 cut apart piece on the top bottom edge of the left side of the page using some Craft, Glue Dots® adhesive.

10. Adhere the rest of the 3x4 pattern paper pieces, staring with the negative pieces using some Mini, Glue Dots® adhesive. Go across both sides of the double page.

11. Adhere the positive side of the letters with some Pop Up, Glue Dots® adhesive to give it a shadow, raised look.
12. Place one of the brown woodgrain paper on the left side of the left page. Adhere it about 1/8” into the paper leaving a white border on the top and left side of the page. Adhere with Craft, Glue Dots® adhesive.
13. Place the scallop edge strip on the right edge of the wood grain paper. Adhere with some Mini, Glue Dots® adhesive. Adhere the colorful ½” strip of paper over the edge too using more Mini, Glue Dots® adhesive.
14. Adhere some of the 3x4 photos to fill the rest of the left page. You will have to overlap some of them. Adhere them with Craft, Glue Dots® adhesive.
15. Repeat steps 12-14 to complete the right page of the layout.
16. Adhere the largest tree on the left side of the page using some Craft, Glue Dots® adhesive. Trim off the excess.
17. Adhere the middle tree to the farthest right side of the right page. Trim the excess. Adhere the smallest tree, overlapping the medium tree with some Pop Up, Glue Dots® adhesive.

18. Add finishing touches to the page using some of the dimensional and flat stickers within the paper collection.
I do not like too much bulk to my embellishments so I opted to take out the back layer of the dimensional stickers so that my elements are only raised once and not twice.
If you wish to add journaling to the page, you can leave off the 3x4 paper with the deer silhouette out and include a journaling block in there instead.

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