Vick Boutin Storyteller – Part One | Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies, Amy here with the first two layouts I have created using the new Vicki Boutin Storyteller collection. Its a great collection for all sorts of scrapping. The colours are a rainbow of rich jewel tones with Vicki’s signature distressed look. The collection has an amazing 24 double sided patterned papers. There are beautiful florals and butterflies as well as some fun elements like lightbulbs and vintage typewriters. As soon as I saw the collection I knew I needed it! Its going to be so versatile in scrapping so many of my photos.

Happy Soul

My very favourite piece in the whole collection is the large rainbow coloured butterfly die cut that comes in the ephemera pack. So I decided to be brave and use this piece on my first layout, rather than hoarding it. I used the B side of the cut apart Storyteller paper as my background.

I used several patterned papers to create some blocks of colour down the left hand edge and for my 6×4 photo towards the right hand side. I distressed all the edges with a distressing tool (you can also achieve the same look by carefully using the blade of your scissors or a nail file).

I also added two tags from the cut apart paper called Plot Paper. Adding some plain garden twine to the tags and tying it in a bow gives some texture to the layout. I added some word stickers to my layout

I didnt want my large butterfly to feel lonely so I added several more butterflies. They were cut from the patterned paper called Mariposa. I also added two butterflies from the layered butterfly pack…they really are beautiful, having several layers of vintage patterned paper and a top vellum layer. I think they add something extra special to the layout.

I added the Happy Soul title and the lightbulb from the same ephemera pack as the large butterfly. I added my sons name using the chipboard thickers that go with the collection.


For my second layout I used a sketch that I designed for Spoonful Of Scraps. I thought the tiled patterned paper would be perfect for the triangular corners.

I thought these photos, taken a few years ago when we visited an open air museum with lots of old farm buildings and beautiful gardens. The sketch also worked perfectly with two of the frames in the journalling ephemera pack.

I used the thickers to create my title, and also decorated the page with some more of the fussy cut butterflies.

I had fun layering various die cuts and stickers into clusters. I also added a fine splatter of black ink just to break up the plain white cardstock background.

I also added three butterflies that I stamped and cut out using the stamp and die set from the collection. These stamps would look amazing coloured in, but for my layout I decided to leave them in black and white as I really liked the contrast the provided against the busier patterns.

Thanks for coming to take a closer look at my layouts, I will be back in a few weeks time with some more layouts created using this beautiful collection. Why not pop over to the Hey Little Magpie Facebook group and share your creations.

Take Care and Stay Safe,

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