Today I’d like to show you the fourth layout I made with the June Creative Kit at My Creative Scrapbook and a couple techniques I used. This kit feautured On The Sunny Side from My Mind’s Eye.
This is my preschooler taking a test drive on his new bike in our backyard. I wanted to show a sense of movement on the layout. I used a circle punch on the kraft cardstock to make a negative circle, then backed it with colorful geometric paper that was sort of arrow shaped.
To emphasize the arrows and to suggest the forward roll of the bicycle, I punched small corners from white cardstock and stacked them together for thickness. Then I placed the corners like arrows across the negative punched circles and stitched them on the page. I repeated this in the opposite corner to help take the eyes around the page.
Another technique I used on this page was to make my own pinwheel. The kit included two small pinwheels with brads and I wanted to make a third and cluster the three together.
Pinwheels are super easy to make. Just start with a square, any size, from double-sided patterned paper (both sides with show).
Here, I used a 2-inch square punch but you could also cut your own square or use a die cut machine. Fold your square til the corners touch and crease the fold marks, then fold the square again from the other corners and crease.
Use the crease marks as guidelines for cutting the pinwheel. Cut halfway down every other crease, then fold the corner over to the middle. Place a brad or button in the center.