I am loving Crate Paper right now. I received 3 of their collections in the mail that I ordered, about 2 weeks ago, and have since made 2 layouts, and 1 card, one out of each collection. The first layout I made was the "A Little About Me" layout I posted in my previous post, and then the second layout I was unable to post, because I was entering it into a contest. Now that the contest is over I can post it here. This one was with the MIA collection:
I had to post all of the detailed photos, because I just love how it turned out! To get the butterfly's wings to stand up like that I first folded them at the body, and then I curled each wing around a thick pen. The title was cut using my Slice (which is awesome by the way...review to come soon) I cut it in both cardstock colors, then cut in in half and lined it up. I drew the white border around it to make it more unified (it was hard to read without it). Underneath the photo is a hidden journaling tab. To do this, I cut a rectangle of cardstock, shorter than the photo, and attached a tab to it (folded over cardstock of the same color, that I cut) then I attached the photo just around the edges, and on the bottom, so that the journaling could slide right under. Because the tab on the top is folded over, it is a bit thicker than the cardstock sliding under, and so it stops nicely and lines up where it should when I put it back. Also, the shaped pattern paper, and cardstock I cut using a die cut cardstock sheet that I use as a template.
The card I made was with the Blue Hill Collection and I used sketch 81 from the Got Sketch blog.
The flower on top I cut with my Slice.