Spring Break Reading Week…

     Posted by Norine on October 14, 2015

Yeah, I know it’s fall an’ all, (the local kids are on their fall break from school) but this pile of photos from last year’s trip to Florida were just asking to be scrapped so what was I to do??


I wanted to use my recently acquired Tim Holtz alpha dies which are slightly larger than his first set released and mess with some molding paste.


I started by laying out the dies onto a piece of card stock and taping them in place in order to run through my Big Shot.  It was then I realized how useful a 12″ wide die cut machine would be!  I might have laid the words out differently had I not been restricted by the 6″ width of the Big Shot rollers.  Tim Holtz, if you’re listening to us, here’s your chance to change the world!!

But anyway.

Once the quote was cut out of the card stock, I used that as a stencil for my molding paste.  I smooshed it onto a 12″x12″ piece of watercolor paper that I had already painted in colors to match the patterned paper I planned to use.  All of the papers and stickers on this layout are from the Kaisercraft Fiesta collection and there is much yumminess in this pack!





After a summer of physical labor and very little book reading, this layout makes me want to look at flights to Florida again!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Leave us a comment please, and tell us what you’re reading these days!

2 Comments so far

  1. Peggy October 22, 2015 11:58 pm

    Great idea making your own stencil.  Molding paste gives such good dimension.  Nice colourful LO.  Wonder if TH will read your request :)

  2. Kim November 12, 2015 12:05 pm

    Once again I learn something new !! Never thought to make a stencil out of my alphabet dies !!!  Great layout love the tropical colours !

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