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Happy Summer | Make a Wish | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I have a fun Summer layout to share today.  I used the gorgeous Make a Wish collection and one of the NEW Summer cut files available in the Cocoa Vanilla Store.  (You can download them from the store HERE) I enlarged the word “Summer” and stretched it to span across the entire page.  I cut it on the Fresh Cut paper, and it turned out so pretty!  I decided to hand stitch around it using an aqua thread.  I used some white cardstock as my background and used some pink and yellow golden Shimmerz Paints to create those watercolor splashes.  I didn’t use any blues on the background since the photo was full of blue.  I like how it contrasts with the pinks and yellows on the background.  I also did a bit of fussy cutting from patterned paper as well.

To complete my title, I fussy cut “HAPPY” from the Loot Bag paper and stitched it down above the photo.  Since I had some open space on both sides of the picture, I added some fussy cut flowers on top.  Again, I love the contrast against the blue water in the photo.

I created a small cluster at the bottom using a few Ephemera Die Cuts, a Chipboard Accent Sticker and a few Accessory Stickers.  I machine stitched through them and then added a bit of journaling underneath.

Although hand stitching takes some extra time, I think the end result is always worth it.  I love how it adds extra color & texture.  It also makes the title crisp and allows it to stand out against the background.

Here’s another angle of the stitched title.  I love how it looks on this floral paper!

Here are a cluster of die cut flowers and fussy cut flowers.  These types of embellishments are always fun to layer in and around photos.

Here’s one last close-up.  I really wish I had a never-ending supply of these flowers 🙂

I hope this inspires you to create a fun Summer layout!  And challenge yourself to use a collection that isn’t even geared for Summer…it’s something fun to try 🙂  Be sure to check out my process video if you’d like to watch how I created this from start to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping in today, and have a great day!

By | 2017-07-10T10:25:23+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Make A Wish|0 Comments

About the Author:

Missy hails from Central Florida in the United States, where she has lived her entire life. She has been married to husband Marshall for over 16 years, although they have been together for 22. They have two sweet little girls, Reese (10) and Paige (7). Both girls are autistic and nonverbal so life is never boring. Missy says "they have taught us so much and they are very happy children. They are the light of our lives and they make us laugh constantly". When Missy is not scrapping, she's a fitness instructor. She teaches six classes a week. Before having children, she taught high school English. She says she has always been interested in art and playing with paper and stickers, and began scrapbooking just before Reese was born in 2006. She was hooked instantly! Missy's style has changed quite a bit. Back when she started she used paper, stickers, and deco scissors. Over the years she discovered die cutting tools and mixed media products. Currently she loves to use watercolours, her Cameo, and her sewing machine on most of her projects; and she usually scraps photos of her children or family. She describes scrapbooking as her calming therapy that helps her to relax. "I try and do something scrappy related every day, and I just love it dearly." When she isn't creating, Missy also loves reading and catching up on her favourite TV shows.

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