Happy 4th BDay Layout for Scrapbook & Cards Today

Monday, March 20, 2017

The design team is celebrating the 11th birthday of Scrapbook & Cards Today with some fun birthday-themed projects! Here is my contribution to the festivities:
 HAPPY 4TH BDAY by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I've seen paper rosettes making a comeback lately and I wanted to give them a go again! But, I reeeeeally didn't want them to be too thick - bulky embellishments means I can't fit as many pages into a scrapbook (despite my last scrappy post, HA! But I did make this layout before that one ;) and I need all the space I can get! So, I made them only 1/8" thick. It was a labor of love but it was 1000% worth it!
JOURNALING SAYS: Happy birthday sweet & adorable Jane! How did you grow up so fast? You bring us so much laughter and joy with your hilarious self!
HOW TO: I started by trying to figure out if this technique was even possible in such a minute scale. Using a scoring board I scored every 1/8" on one of the papers from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad - there are 6 papers that have rose gold foiling and 6 that are die cut and ready to layer! I used the tiny rose gold hearts paper and attempted to make a thin rosette. Let's just say I gave up on the first attempt. Then I made one that had scored lines every 1/4", but like I predicted, it was just too darn thick for my layout, albeit much much much easier to make. I tried again at 1/8", this time not trying to rush the process and tweaked my folding technique until I got it right! Once I figured out how to make one, I couldn't stop. I varied the width of the papers to get different sized rosettes. My favorite part is seeing the new pattern that emerges when the paper is looped together - I LOVE the top right rosette on the layout - that paper is triangles of color but look at the beautiful design it makes once it's a rosette! Swoon. After all the rosettes were made (I had to stop when my fingers were too numb to do any more minuscule folding and creasing lol), I picked a background paper. Since I chose Oh My Heart papers that were mostly bright colors on a white background for the rosettes I needed a darker background to help them stand out and become the focal element. I hadn't used the periwinkle stripes paper yet and it looked beautiful as the background so that was that! I splashed white acrylic paint over the background and let it dry. Then I layered the rosettes on top, trying not to overlap them a whole heckuva lot because that would have defeated the purpose of making them so thin lol. I punched three photos of Jane on her birthday into 2" circles and matted them with white cardstock. I made them circles to continue with the round theme - round rosettes, round splashes, round photos. Next I tied a rainbow of baker's twine into bows and added one to the center of each rosette. On the largest rosette I created the title with Thickers and mini alphabet stickers. I fussy cut a white scalloped border from a 6x6 paper, stamped journaling lines above, and wrote my journaling to finish! You can watch the entire process in a YouTube video below!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, Thickers, mini alphabet stickers, journaling lines stamp: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Scoring board, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Baker's Twine: Divine Twine; Paint: FolkArt; Circle punch: EK Success
PROCESS VIDEO: Watch how this layout came to be and how to make these 1/8" paper rosettes:
Happy 11th birthday to Scrapbook & Cards Today!


  1. Love love love love this! LOVING those rosettes!!! I never mastered those ... I just kept buying the pre-made ones! LOL!!!!

  2. Beautiful page and sweet pictures!!! Happy Birthday to your little girl!!

  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is the most stunning layout.....thank you for the tutorial. YOU ARE AMAZING! just amazing.

  4. This is Fantabulous!! I too love rosettes but hardly use them because they're so bulky. I'm inspired to give your way a try!! :)

  5. Wow! Might scraplift this. My favorite rosette is the top left, looks like a flower! I wonder how the paper looked before being a rosette.


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