Vicki Boutin – Let’s Wander | Jo Boland

Hi, Jo here with my first batch of March projects. This month I’m working with the new Vicki Boutin Let’s Wander collection which is a mix of travel and days out in a colourful palette.

Scrapbook Layout ‘Bath’

I used the Around Here paper, this is the gorgeous B-side with rows and rows of buildings, ahh, love it! I fussy cut out two wide sections of the paper to create layers and rooftops, adding foam pads under the roofs totally lifts it and creates dimension.

Firstly I splattered the white cardstock background with some gold ink (from my stash) before adding anything to the page.

I added ephemera pieces from the die-cut embellishments shapes pack (cardstock and vellum pieces), chipboard stickers pack and cardstock stickers pack. The title letter stickers are Heidi Swapp Art Walk alphabet stickers.

I was running out of daylight and keen to finish and photograph this layout, wasn’t until afterwards I realised I’d forgotten to add my journaling! I’ve since written on the postcard and added a date to the tag.

Scrapbook layout 2 ‘The Green Bird Cafe’

This layout is full on colour! I used the colourful sunbeam patterned Day Tripping paper, including the branding strip which I’ve layered on foam pads on top of the matching section of the paper.

First of all I trimmed the paper to 11 1/2″ wide by 11 3/4″ tall and stitched between the colours of the sunbeam. I roughed up the edges and matted it on a piece of kraft cardstock. Then distressed the edges further by bending them over and added the matching strip on top.

I layered up photos and ephemera pieces, chipboard sticker and cardstock stickers using foam pads and flat adhesives.

I added my journaling to the post card and bill die-cuts and added a date with a date stamp. Plus, how cute is that bird? Totally perfect for my Green Bird Cafe layout. I hadn’t planned that at all, just spotted it on the sticker sheet after I’d printed my photos!

The title is a mix of Heidi Swapp Art Walk alphabet stickers and One Canoe Two Willow thickers from my stash.

You can find the Vicki Boutin Let’s Wander collection here and all of Vicki’s products here. If there’s anything from the new collection that’s currently out of stock, just click on the ‘Notify me’ link.

I can’t wait to make more layouts with this collection, see you back here on the 24th March!

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