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Laura Gilhuly

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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

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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)

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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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My Best Days

December 9, 2020

Good morning!
With our busy hectic lives right now we sometimes don’t have a lot of craft time BUT we really need some time spent crafting and making pretty (or masculine) things. So to fit into our busy schedules simple is GOOD!

To create this layout
Step 1 – cover both sides of your paper with clear gesso ( I used Worn Wood paper pack) and allow to dry or heat with your gun

Step 2 – use your favorite ECD stencil and texture past on the right side top and left side bottom allow to dry or heat set (I used the Spring flower mandala)
Step 3 – Using your watercolor palette, paint the images and allow the paint to run down the page and a couple of brush strips above where your photo will be – this create more visual interest, allow to dry or heat set
Step 4 – stamp 2 images – I close to the right hand image and one above where your photo will be

Step 5 – using coordinating paper (I used the soft finish chocolate) die cut the elegant ornament, and the trio of leaves
Step 6 – tear a piece of cardboard and mat your photo.
Step 7 – adhere everything down and add your title

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

A Way With Words Fantasy Flowers Scrapbooking

Noel

November 25, 2020

Good morning!
The holiday season is upon us and I am excited!
To share my Christmas spirit I created a Christmas layout of my husband and our oldest boy.

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Cover your paper with clear gesso (allow to dry or heat set) then use your favorite ECD stencil ( I used the dot dot dot stencil)and texture paste on the left hand side of the paper – I used a paper from the worn wood paper pack
Step 2 – using the splatter technique splatter your coordinating colors on the paper over your stenciled image
using your scissors cut three small indents on your paper then distress all your edges
Step 3 – using coordinating colorants color the lace and allow to dry. Using your double sided tape adhere the lace to the indents that you cut earlier.
Step 4 – color a large circular frame and a title with white gesso and allow to dry. Once dry use Snowflake paste on both pieces and allow to dry

Step 5 – die cut 11 poinsettias and 5 of just the smallest, some leaves and 3 large and 3 small pine cones from the Christmas Accents die set. Ink the edges of all pieces and assemble. Once assembled add snowflake paste to each piece and allow to dry.

Step 6 – die cut as many stems & branches from the Create a Wreath as you want, ink the edges, add the pearl rose craft drops to the berry part of the branches and add snowflake paste and allow to dry

Step 7 – Mat your photo and assemble as shown
Step 8 – add some seed beads, gems or art stones

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

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Scrapbooking

Summer

November 11, 2020

Good morning!
Laura here today to share a summer layout!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Using your favorite ECD papers (I used Summer Art) have one 12″x12″ or 30cm x 30cm paper, trim another to 3″x6″ or 7.5cm x 15.25cm, and trim one more 4″x 7.25″ or 10.15cm x 18.5 cm, and one at .75″x 6″ or 2cm x 15.25cm Ink all the edges of the papers
Step 2 – using coordinating cardstock die cut 4 silhouetted circles of varies sizes using your favorite ECD circle die (I used stitched circles) and 3 silhouetted rectangles and 1 full rectangle of various sizes (I used stitched rectangles)

Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 9 of your favorite ECD flowers (I used Florals 2, and florals 3)
Step 4 – Die cut 1 film strip, 2 small filmstrip from Planner Essentials 24, one dragonfly and the summer word and shadow from the Summer Art set from coordinating cardstock. Ink all the edges.

Step 5 – Mat your photo
Step 6 – Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

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Limited Edition

October 20, 2020

Good morning!
Laura back today to share a simple school layout using the Reminiscence Paper Collection!


To create this layout:
Step 1 – trim a 1.25″ or 3.5cm off of the right side of your base paper and distress the edge.
Step 2 – cut a 4.5″ or 11.5cm piece of paper and distress the edges. Use a 3″ or 7cm piece of paper to lay under the base paper to create your 12×12″ or 30x30cm layout like shown


Step 4 – using coordinating papers cut 8 (2 each of 4 sizes) of the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, distress the edges and layer like shown.
Step 5 – die cut 2 – 4 3/4 silhouette circles, distress the edges and trim one in half. Add the whole circle like in the above photo.
Step 6 – mat your photo and distress the edges

Step 7 – Using various dies cut enough stitched stars, tags, and fishtails to create two banners using twine. Add a half circle as shown

Step 8 – die cut a ‘limited edition‘ and background, an arrow, a maze piece and circle background to create this title section and as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

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Heavenly

October 6, 2020

Good morning!
I am excited to share my next creation for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I am IN LOVE with the new Summer Art paper line and I finally got a chance to create with it….the designs and colors are outstanding!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – cover both sides of your paper with clear gesso ( I used the Summer Art Collection)
Step 2 – mix texture paste with a coordinating color of colorant (I chose tainted love teal from Lindys Stamp gang)
Step 3 – use your favorite ECD stencil and the colored texture paste approximately 2.5″ or 6 cm from the left hand side of your paper (I used the waves stencil)
Step 4 – while texture paste is still wet sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter at top the image (I used copper)

Step 5 – place two pieces of cheesecloth (1 at least 12 inches or 30.5 cm long and one about 8 inches or 10cm ling) in a resealable freezer bag and color with your favorite mist or powder. (I used Lindy’s magical powders in Cowabunga copper and Hags Wart Orange). Remove from bag with tweezers or wearing gloves and dry with your heat gun
Step 6 – adhere the cheesecloth as shown in photos

Step 7 – fussy cut two small flowers, one large flower cluster, a turtle and a set of leaves from the paper and ink the edges

Step 8 – die cut three of your favorite ECD flowers (I used florals 2, florals 1, and florals 3) and assemble remembering to ink the edges
Step 9 – die cut an elegant ornament, palm tree and stem from the Summer Journal Special and an anchor, then ink the edges

Step 10 – grab your favorite chipboard title and heat emboss twice, on the third embossing sprinkle silk microfine glitter into the while you are heat setting the embossing powder. I do not normally take photos in direct sunlight but I wanted to share the glitteriness of the effect
Step 11 – create a photo mat, ink the edges of the mat as well as the background paper. Adhere everything as shown and add some seed beads!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

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