Monday, 2 May 2011

Birthday Layout and a digi freebie

My little girl was 9 in February.  This year she went for a small party, only a few friends over for a DVD, popcorn and pizza - she loved every minute of it. I was in a complete non-photographic mood on the day, so I used a photo taken a couple of days after.

* Patterned paper, mist and buttons: Studio Calico
* Pen: Uniball signo
* Font: Century Gothic (journaling)

While I love experimenting, I still find that when I look back at the old layouts, the ones I still love are the simple ones. Like this one. The only thing I am not sure about it is if it suitable for a birthday layout of a 9-year-old. It might be a bit .. how do I say ... not girly enough, maybe?

Now I have a great idea for a girly page, which I might try for something else. I wish I had thought of it when I was doing this page.

Now a complete change of subject. If you have this punch - Photo labels large punch by EK Success - you might be interested in what I have to offer:

The "large" is a bit misleading, the punch is big but not the labels. Anyway, the labels always looked a bit bare when punched them into plain paper, I was always wishing for a border around. Studio Calico has suitable stamps, but I am a lousy stamper, so I thought I'll make a digi with all of them in the same position as the punch so I can print and them punch the 3 labels together. Easy, right?

No so, at least for me, it took ages to get the shapes right and then to position in the same way as the punch. (Yes, I punched and scanned the "left over", but still it took ages). To spare someone the same grief I'm sharing my labels here.

and in blue:

Click on the image to increase it, then save it. Print it and trim the paper on the printed line so you can align it easily with the punch. It's not perfect but good enough.

I just realised now you'd like to see how it look once punched, so I quickly scanned this:


erin m said...

This is so nice for you to offer! I can imagine that you went a bit crazy getting it just right. Thanks a lot!

Laurel said...

Thanks so much! I'll definitely use these with my punch!

Kristin said...

Thanks!!! They're fantastic!

Valerie said...

These are great - thanks so much!

*reyanna klein* said...

Oh, super cute!! Thank you! :-)

Keshet said...

This is so clever!