Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tara and I are on Graphic 45 Blog today!

Tutorial for a beautiful baby girl layout
For this layout I wanted to do something a bit different. Whenever I get new Graphic 45 papers I like to look that them and see if I can find a way to use them differently from the way they have been designed. The Once upon a Springtime enchanted Forest paper was a case in point. The paper is so beautiful so where do you put a photo? I decided to make mine a patchwork piece and cover most of the squares with some of the other lovely papers in this collection. This let me add smaller photos and I was able to fit 3 on my layout. You could add more photos if you wish to. I also cut the squares smaller than the printed ones on the paper, which gave me a cream frame round each of the pieces.
So get out all your leftover small pieces of “once upon a springtime” and let’s get started.
Graphic 45 papers used
Once upon a Springtime, Enchanted Forest, Fairy Folk, Woodland Fantasy, Spellbound, Tiny Treasures, Primrose Cottage and Flight of Fancy.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard:
IDFR0005 Mirrored Bracket Oval
IDC0002 Swirl Corners
IDS0023 Girl Silhouette
IDB005 Heart Picket Fence
Please note all measurements are in inches:

Use your sheet of Enchanted forest and remove the excess cream around the edge. You can use scissors for this. This will be the foundation on which we place all our other print papers. Ink around the edge and tape it to your green cardstock, making sure you have the same amount of green showing all the way around.
I have numbered each square in the photo, as we will be working from square number 1-15. Below is a list of each print paper used and the size you need to cut to fit the square.
1. 1 ¾ x 2 15/16 inch of Spellbound.
2. 1 ½ x 2 1/8 inch Woodland Fantasy.
3. 1- 1/16 x 2 1/8 inch Primrose Cottage.
4. 2 x 2-15/16 inch Woodland Fantasy.
5. 2-1/8 x 2-15/16
6. 1 -6/8 x 3 ¼ inch Once upon a Springtime.
7. 3 x 4 inch Woodland Fantasy.
8. 3-1/8 x 2-12/16 inch Tiny Treasure.
9. 2-1/8 x 2-12/16 Primrose Cottage
10. 1-9/16 x 4-9/16 Woodland Fantasy
11. 3-1/16 x 4 -3/16 Flight of Fancy.
12. 1 x 2-3/4 inch Fairy Folk.
13. 2-1/16 x 2-11/16
14. 1 ½ x 3-1/16 Primrose Cottage.
15. 2-3/16 x 4-6/16 Enchanted Forest.

Square 4 is put on with foam tape and has a matted photo on it.
Square 6 has a piece of pink ribbon tied around it before adhering it to your page.

Square 7 is put on with foam tape and has a matted photo on it. Once you have your photo on, you can tie a ribbon around it with a bow on the front.

Square 10 is out on with foam tape. Add a photo (not matted).

Square 11 has a quote on it. I like the one " Babies are such a nice way to start people".
Use a Martha Stewart boarder punch and punch a piece of green vine long enough to fit on the fence. Glue the vine to the fence. Glue the five cream roses to the apricot flowers and place them along the vine. Add crystals to the leaves. Glue fence to layout as shown

Ink title words and glue it to your layout.
Add frame and flower to your layout.
Ink corners and glue them to your layout.
Ink girls and glue them to your layout.
You can place as many photos as you like and put them on any square you like. You can even leave some of the print papers off and have the base squares showing.

Graphic 45 and Want 2 Scrap have a blog hop starting on the 8th of August and all the design team have been making some amazing creations to share. So check out Graphic 45 and Want 2 scrap blogs for some great inspirations.

Thanks for looking



  1. So stunning Jane, love the details on your layout :)

  2. OMG ~ this is so beautiful ~ love how you took advantage of the blocking on this sheet of paper, what an awesome idea! Very inspirational. . . i'm heading to my craft-room now... LOL!


  3. congratulations for this fantastic layout and for being featured on G45 ! And thanks for this tutorial !

  4. Oh this is just the best layout ever! what a great idea to use the paper like that. And with the tutorail you made it so easy for us! thanks a lot!!!

  5. Jane you have the right word on this project which is "Beautiful" because that's what it truly is! Great job!

  6. I cannot get enough of your work! I wish that talent like yours could be sent by email! I want to just create, create, create when I see your projects!

  7. great use of the original paper layout design. It really showcased your style and story, Beautiful, tfs

  8. Very pretty, nice use of colors! I LOVE your little fence detail. I like to paint (watercolor) fences! Nice job!

  9. Fantastic layout and just the perfect arrangement with this style of paper...perfect for the wall. Thank you!

  10. Amazing layout!!!Love all the details and their perfect placement!

  11. beautiful work, this is my first blog hop, what fun!

  12. omgosh, i LOVE this!

  13. Wonderful page.....this has been so much fun and its only Tuesday....Thanks!

  14. I love this awesome layout! Very unique and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Thanks for sharing this wonderful layout with all of us...Love Graphic45 and Fiskars

    Shirley Rodriguez