Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Circles, Doilies, & Stamps

The JBS Mercantile Exclusive Medallion Stamp is one of my very favorite JBS stamps. It can be cut apart to make a circle border or to cut the central flower out and it's just the perfect size, measuring three inches in diameter. On the layout I'm sharing with you today, I stamped it on top of small, pastel doilies. It goes perfectly with doilies I must say! I love it! I think part of it is the texture pattern inside the stamp works so well with the texture on the border of the doily. And it's on sale for $2.00 until the 5th :)

I used a 3 1/2" circle punch on several patterns of JBS Magpie Collection paper and arranged them in a grid with the stamped doilies. I made this also for our Rubix Cube grid challenge going on right now on the message board ($25.00 Mercantile gift card up for grabs, ladies!). I added my photos then layered smaller circles of stickers, metal rimmed tags, and circle and seal punches.

I used photos I had on hand, already printed, so I tried to make them work into the grid sized as they were. I let the larger photo (4x6) take up almost two circles and centered the two smaller photos (4x3, 2 1/8 x 2 7/8) on a single circle. I like that with everything being the same in terms of the circles that I've got the variation in photo sizes - worked out well I think. Finally I typed my journaling on the computer in landscape, printed it out, and ran it down the length of the sides of the pages.

This is an easy design, simple to re-create (use your die cutting machine for the circles if you don't have a super giga circle punch), and oh so much fun to embellish all those circles! And if you like it enough to be inspired by it, lets see what you come up with and share it here on the Rubix Cube Results page!

Hodge Podge Stickers: Playful, Souvenir
Magpie Paper Collection: Collect, Complie, Gather, Nest, Stash, Mini Pattern Sheet
Wren Paper Collection (available very soon!): Wheatgrass, Lace Curtain
Mercantile Exclusive Stamp - Medallion
Apothecary Stickers - Red
Shadow Alpha Stickers: Orange/Black, Vintage/Black
Tiny Circle Alpha Cardstock Stickers - Reverse Red
Ranger JBS Dye Stamp Pad - Chili Powder
Red/Black Extension IV - Mini Sheet
Other: pastel metal rimmed tags from Staples, pastel doilies
Pink polka dot vellum from the March JBS Mercantile Kit

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  1. I love this page! So pretty and the doilies and the stamps are so cool together.

  2. This layout is fabulous! Love the stamping on the doilies. As soon as I saw it, I totally thought Brianna. Beautifully done!

  3. I love that stamp on the doilies. That is so georgous...I havent' used mine from the May I'm going to try this...Love it Love it.

  4. Love this Briana! So so pretty and so so you!