Wicker Lane by Photoplay Paper | Jo Boland
Hey there, it’s Jo here with my first blog post for March. This month I’m using the Wicker Lane collection by Photoplay Paper. It’s a lovely bright collection with the emphasis on family and home. The first project this month I’m sharing is a scrapbook layout inspired by the collection and the fabulous Amelia Creates Family cutfile. I ordered the downloadable version so I could cut it any size I wanted, which is fab because I have a Silhouette Cameo at home. However, if you don’t have an electronic cutting machine you can order the physical pre-cut version and it will be sent with your order.
- Gut the inner 8″ square of the In This House paper to create a border.
- Trim We Are Family paper (blue) to 9 1/2″ square and distress the edges.
- Trim a 9″ square piece of American Crafts white textured cardstock and distress edges.
- Adhere the layers as shown.
- Back the Amelia Creates Family cutfile with the yellow spotty side of the Our House paper. (This paper is gorgeous on both sides. I ordered two sheets.)
- Mount the cutfile on foam pads.
- Mat the photo on Gather Together paper and add to layout, popping the top of the photo on foam pads.
- Cut journaling tag from the gutted section of the In This House paper. Lift the top half with foam pads.
- Add die cuts from the cardstock ephemera pack (orange sentiment square and blue phrase strip). Lift the top half of the orange square on foam pads.
- Add stickers from the 12×12 sticker sheet (florals, heart and words Captured and Memories). The floral cluster is mounted on foam pads.
- Flick some gold ink splatters over the background (from stash) and add journaling.
I love how effective simply adding foam pads behind elements such as cutfiles is. It gives the whole layout dimension. I wouldn’t be without my foam pads!
This background paper is really bright and colourful and needed to be calmed down in the centre of the layout with the white cardstock. If I’d not added the cardstock the embellishments and photo would have become lost. The paper actually goes perfectly with the photo of my family because we are wearing lots of different colours and they can be seen in the paper.
I’ve made a process video for you which you can find on the YouTube channel here.
YouTube Channel Process Video