Happy Blooms by Pinkfresh Studio – Part 2 – Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies, Amy here sharing something a little different for me today. Ive been working with the pretty collection called ‘Happy Blooms‘ from Pinkfresh Studio. I also recently purchased the Elle’s Studio Tags die set, so for the next project share I have created a mini tag book. If you scroll down you will also find a more traditional 12×12 layout that uses the puffy frame stickers. Funnily enough, both my projects today were taken at the day trips to the same place (Cotswold Wildlife Park), but are photos from different years!

C.W.P. Tag book

I dont often make mini albums, but as I said the tag die set really inspired to give it a go. It was great fun trying something new and a perfect way to store photos that I might not otherwise consider scrap worthy. The die set comes with 5 sized tag dies, so I cut out one of each using the Happy Blooms 6×6 Paper Pack. These paper worked perfectly as the patterned are on a smaller scale to the 12×12 papers, and they are double sided!

The die set also comes with two decorative hole die pieces, so I cut 10 of these out (one for each side of the 5 tags) in contrasting papers. Then I stuck them onto the tags. Next I used white thread to stitch around the edges of all of the tags to add some detail. I printed 9 small photo, selecting ones that were of the beautiful flowers and grounds of the park.

I found five different trims, such as lace and pompom trip and stitched a piece onto the bottom of each of the tags. This creates a lot of texture, which I love.

I then had great fun decorating the tags with embellishments from the collection. I used ephemera and floral die cuts as well as puffy stickers. Then I added the title to the smallest tag, and also the date to one of the other tags. To do this I used the puffy alphabet stickers from the collection. I added photos and decorated both sides of the tags rather than leaving the back sides plain. Lastly I added enamel dots to most of the tags, in groups of 3. To bring the whole mini book together I simply places the tags in size order onto a book ring and added some more trims and tassels.

C.W.P. – To the gift shop

For my final project using this collection I knew I wanted to make a feature of the frames from the puffy frame sticker sheet. It was a quick and simple layout that came together really easily.

First I created an additional frame out of on of the pieces of 6×6 patterned paper, making it fit my photo. I then backed all the frames I wanted to use with other papers from the same paper pack. Then I arranged them all onto a pieces of white cardstock, moving them around until I was happy with the composition. I then stuck them all down. Next I got creative with some of the smaller sized die cuts and stickers, adding them either inside or overlapping the frames. I also added some of the larger pieces to the layout, outside of the frames. I added my titles using both the large green puffy alphabet set and the smaller mixed colour puffy alphabet set from the collection.

To finish the layout I cut stripes from the floral 12×12 patterned paper called ‘Happy Place‘ and stuck them to the top and bottom of the layout to create a boundry. Lastly I added 3 banner pieces from the ephemera set to the top right corner of my layout and finished them off with enamel dots in contrasting colours.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these little projects, maybe I have inspired you to create a tag book of your own, or to try something new! I would love to see some of your latest creations via our Facebook chat and inspiration group.

Until next month, Take Care and Stay Safe,

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