Make a Wish Album, page four

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Ah, if I could go back to my 20’s again. The only thing I’d do differently is wear more sunscreen and not get the spiral perm.


This page fulfilled the requirement to create a layout using Studio J, the digital scrapbooking site by Close to My Heart. I chose to create a hybrid page, combining the best of digital and traditional scrapbooking.


The embellishments on the right side of the photo (above) are layered in Studio J. I used the paper kit Notebook, which had that perfect amount of grungy elements with coffee stains and handwritten notes on the background paper, yet it also fit into the color scheme I wanted to coordinate with the entire album.

Did you know? Studio J has dozens of retired papers available to choose from, as well as patterns never released in paper format, so if you’re looking for lots of choices, Studio J might be the place for you!


I created the page layout online, with photos, paper and some of the embellishments in place, then added additional embellishments and the interactive element after receiving my prints.

Above, I added patterned paper, a chipboard circle and I even sewed directly onto the smaller blue circle, which is printed on the Studio J layout. The EXEC letters are part of the Studio J layout and I cut them out then used foam tape to pop them up off the page.

I did learn that I could not heat emboss directly onto the page. Photographs just don’t like that at all, major heat bubbles. Yikes!


This page, above, is sliced down the middle to create the interactive element. I changed all my photos to black and white in Studio J, it was easy with a click of a button.

I added a few additional embellishments to the page, including ribbon, sewing, flower with brad and pearls.



The page opens up and reveals the pop-up butterfly. I’m still new to the pop-up engineering, so this took me much more time than it should have, getting the angles right. The butterfly is rather heavy, with several layers of cardstock, embossing, glitter and wire antennae, but it worked out well because it makes the butterfly bob when the page is first opened.

Happy discoveries are the best!


Melissa Shea said...

I'm loving the pages! Your heart & soul shines through!

Anonymous said...

Your album is so awesome! Love every page of it!
Carol West

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