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Laura Gilhuly

Scrapbooking

Good Job – Graduation Layout

May 4, 2021

Good morning! 
I am not a chronological scrapbooker. I scrapbook whatever I am inspired to, whenever I am inspired to, so I may scrapbook a photo from when our boys were little or from a couple of years ago when one of them graduated from high school. I find that I am much happier with my creations when I am inspired to create something. The beautiful colors from the Rusty Weather paper inspired me for this layout.

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Trim our papers to the following sizes: 1 at 12″x12″, 1 at 12″x11″, 1 at 12″x7″ and 1 at 12″x6″ and a photo mat. Distress all edges.

Step 2 – Die cut, ink and assemble 10 flowers and 4 leaves. I used florals 6, 8, 9, 1, 2, and 4.

Step 3 – Create your title and assemble as shown!

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

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Watercolor Palette

You Make Me Smile

April 20, 2021

Good morning everyone!
I am so excited to share my next layout with you!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Cover your favorite ECD paper with clear gesso and heat set or allow to dry – there are some beautiful papers to choose from here
Step 2 – Use your favorite ECD stencil (I used one from the pattern stencil pack) and texture paste randomly on your page. Heat set or allow to thoroughly dry

Step 3 – Randomly stamp on and around where you added texture paste with a an ECD stamp of your choice (I chose the Frosty Patterns stamp)
Step 4 – using a coordinating color from the watercolor palette sprinkle watercolor paints over the images then heat set

Step 5 – On photo paper indiscriminately add texture paste and heat set, then paint using at least 2 watercolor paints and heat set till dry
Step 6 – Die cut 2 tags from Planner Essentials 7, and 2 elegant ornament (trimming the circle from one)

Step 7 – die cut one mandala
Step 8 – die cut, ink and assemble 8 flowers using your favorite ECD dies like Florals 7, Florals 6, Florals 8, Florals 1, and Florals 2
Step 9 – Mat your photo and distress the photo mat edge

Step 10 – assemble as shown adding some art stones, seed beads, the discarded circles from the elegant ornament and paper clay or resin pieces painted with the watercolor paints

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Laura

Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Love This

April 6, 2021

Good morning!
I am so excited to share my next layout for my nieces upcoming wedding!

To create this layout
Step 1 – gather 2 sheets of 12×12 paper, create ‘indents’ on your top sheet and distress the edges of both. (I used the Summer Art paper pack)
Step 2 – fussy cut 5 flowers from the paper or die cut 5 flowers using your favorite dies

Step 3 – die cut 2 Mandala’s
Step 4 – die cut, ink and assemble 3 of your favorite florals – I used Florals 8 and Florals 6
Step 5 – Die cut 3 of your favorite leaves – I used the leaves from florals 2

Step 6 – Die cut the top floral of the pizza box then trim the square off
Step 7 – Assemble as shown and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Laura

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Sneak Attack

March 16, 2021

Good morning everyone!
Our family loves to go sledding in the winter – it is a great family outing! I found these photos of my husband doing a sneak attack on our son Cody and thought they were too funny to not scrapbook!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – distress the edges of your background paper (I used Mystical Winter paper)
Step 2 – mat your photos and distress the edges of photo mat. Adhere using cardboard or 3d adhesive

Step 3 – add a chipboard or paper border
Step 4 – die cut 23 fitted hexagons then ink and distress the edges and adhere to paper

Step 5 – Die cut, ink, shape and assemble 9 flowers using your favorite ECD dies (I used florals 6, florals 8, florals 1, florals 3, and florals 4, and I used the Stamen Flowers as snowflakes!

Step 6 – Add your title, embellishments, and snowflake paste

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Laura

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My Love

March 2, 2021

Good morning!  I am excited to share my newest layout for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I really love scrapbooking photos of my husband, I usually have to be a photographer ninja to sneak a photo of him but over the years he has gotten better and will even pose now!

To create this layout
Step 1 – Cover the paper with clear gesso (I used the Worn Wood paper)

Step 2 – Using your favorite ECD stencil add texture paste then color with your watercolors! (I used a stencil from the Summer Journal special)

Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 15 florals

Step 4 – Die cut, ink and shape 5 leaves
Step 5 – color any resins or chipboard peices to match your layout

Step 6 – Assemble layout
Step 7 – Add seed beads, microbeads and art stones to finish the layout making sure to add them to the florals!

Thanks so much for stopping by
Laura

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Big Fish!

February 16, 2021

One of my first passions in Scrapbooking was paper layering! I love all the dimension and visual interest it adds.

To create this layout:
Step 1 – trim papers to these sizes and ink edges (I used a mixture of papers from the Reminiscence paper pack and the Rusty Weathered paper pack. )
12×12
10.5×11
9×10
7×9
3×7


Step 2 – die cut the following and ink the edges:
1 tab piece from 1603 planner essentials
1 tag top from 1744 Planner Essentials 26
2 of the largest stitched Indented Square
3 flowers with leaves from your favorite ECD floral dies (I used Florals 9 and Florals 7). ink edges and assemble

Step 3 – fussy cut the fish from the Reminiscence paper and ink the edges


Step 4 – Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Art Journal Collection Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Summer Journal Special

Fun in the Sun

February 2, 2021

Good morning!
I am excited to share my next layout I created using lots of goodies from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – Cover both sides of a 12×12 paper with clear gesso (I used a piece from the Summer Art Collection)
Step 2 – Ink through a stencil (I used the Story telling stencil) then heat emboss

Step 3 – use another stencil and paint in the same area as the first stencil (I used a stencil from the Summer Journal Special)

Step 4 – Use light mat gel and another stencil and while the gel is still wet apply some silk microfine glitter (I used the Make Your Mark Stencil and Midnight Blue glitter)
Step 5 – die cut, ink and assemble 15 flowers ( I used the Florals 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)

Step 6 – use some craft drops on a chipboard title (I used gold)
Step 7 – assemble as shown and add some art stones, seed beads and gems

Thank you for stopping by
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Memories – New flower dies!

January 19, 2021

Good morning!
I just adore these new flower dies – they are full and fabulous and very versatile!
I decided to create a beach layout of our boys when they were younger as I am longing for some warmer weather!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Take your favorite ECD paper – I used a sheet from the Worn Wood paper pack – and cover both sides with clear gesso and heat set or allow to dry
Step 2 – Use texture paste and your favorite ECD stencil along the right side of your layout – I used a stencil from the Summer Journal Special
Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 17 flowers – I used the new flower dies that will be available soon! They are so awesome!

Step 4 – die cut, ink and assemble as many branches/stems/leaves as you wish

Step 5 – stamp the title – I used the pieces of life stamp

Step 6 – Add seed beads and art stones and assemble as shown!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1841 – Florals 5 (coming soon)

1842 – Florals 6 (coming soon)

1843 – Florals 7 (coming soon)

1844 – Florals 8 (coming soon)

1845 – Florals 9 (coming soon)

1846 – Leaves & Branches (coming soon)

Scrapbooking

Winter

January 6, 2021

Good morning!
Almost every winter we as a family go sledding and we have a great day!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – cover the background paper with clear gesso (I used a paper from the Mystical Winter Collection)
Step 2 – stamp the image from the Frosty Patterns at the top, bottom and side

Step 3 – use texture paste and a stencil from the Pattern Stencil Pack along the one side and allow to dry
Step 4 – Die cut, ink and assemble 14 – 15 flowers (I used florals 1, 2, 3, 4,)
Step 5 – die cut 2 cubic background out of coordinating cardstock. Highlight the word Winter by using snowflake paste or glitter
Step 6 – die cut 2 Diagonal Stitched Fishtails

Step 7 – mat your photo and assemble the photo area as shown
Step 8 – using some frayed cheese cloth run a piece from the top to the bottom on the one side and one from side to side in the middle


Step 9 – ink 5 chipboard snowflakes and add some silk Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Step 10 – start adhering flowers

Step 11 – add snowflake paste to florals, chipboard and paper
Step 12 – add some seed beads

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Laura

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Christmas Pine Cone name tags

December 23, 2020

Good morning!
I hope you are all ready for the Holiday Season and enjoying this festive time of year!
I love creating Off The Page Projects and I made these as name tags for gifts inspired by Els Christmas Ornaments! (you can find it here)

To create these:
Step 1 – select your pinecone and add snow paste to the edges
Step 2 – create 3 poinsettia’s using the Christmas Accents die set, ink edges, add glitter to edges and assemble with one large leaf
Step 3 – die cut many different pieces using different shades of green cardstock from the Create A Wreath, ink edges and use the red craft drops for berries and allow to dry
Step 4 – glue a loop of ribbon onto the top of the acorns to create the hanger

Reindeer tag
Step 1 – die cut a tag (using your favorite ECD tag die) and ink the edges and add a loop of ribbon
Step 2 – die cut Holly Jolly from Planner Essentials 15 using Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, add True Red Silk Microfine Glitter and adhere to the tag
Step 3- die cut, ink edges and assemble the Reindeer and adhere to the tag
Step 4 – adhere the tag to the pinecone

Step 5 – Adhere some of the wreath pieces cascading from the top of the pinecone
Step 6 – Tie a bow and adhere to the top of pinecone
Step 7 – add one of the completed poinsettias and add more snow texture paste

Birdhouse
Step 1 – die cut, ink and assemble the Holiday Bird House using double sided adhesive and Cool Diamond Silk Mircrofine Glitter for the snow and Craft Drops for the lights
Step 2 – adhere a piece of ribbon to the back of the house and adhere the other side to the top of the pine cone


Step 3 – adhere in a falling cascade some of the wreath pieces you previously die cut
Step 4 – adhere one of the assembled poinsettias to the top of the pine cone and add more snow texture paste

Jingle Bell
Step 1 – loop a piece of ribbon through the top of the jingle bell that you added some snow texture to, so it hangs slightly below the pine cone


Step 2 – die cut a gift from the Flourished Christmas Minis using cardstock (ink the edges) and double sided adhesive and glitter and assemble with a loop of ribbon and adhere to cone

Step 3 – cascade many pieces of the wreath that you die cut earlier, overlapping as needed
Step 4 – add a poinsettia to the top


Step 5 – add more snow texture
Step 6 – add your recipients name to the ornaments

I hope you enjoyed my name tags
And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Laura

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