Happy Friday! I can't believe this week is over - it went by so fast, and I am definitely sad to see it end! I have had such a good time and appreciate all of the sweet comments that you have left. Thank you to everyone at Peachy Keen Stamps!
This week I've taken you through a year's worth of scrapbook layouts; the only thing that I had left off was a birthday themed page. I am so excited to participate in the Let's Face it Friday Challenge! This week's theme is "Puns." I decided to have a "won-DEER-ful" birthday celebration for the sweet deer from Create a Critter.
If you'd like to play along you can find all of the details HERE!
I don't care how many projects I do with the Create a Critter cartridge - I never get tired of it. The Peachy Keen Critter Face stamps just push the "cute" factor up even more. I have been saving this patterned paper to use for something special, and I decided that this week is awfully special, so it's the perfect time to put it to use. I know that bright patterns aren't for everyone, but I love these - especially when paired with my favorite kraft cardstock.
All of the animals are dressed up and ready for the deer's party. I added distress ink and white gel pen doodles and faux-stitching to EVERYTHING in this layout. It is a bit time consuming, but I try to distress and doodle as I go. Normally while my Cricut is cutting out the images, I ink things and put together what I can. I like to have all of my images ready to go once I start to actually put the layout together. Sometimes I end up changing a few things around from my original design, once the cuts are in front of me.
I love the fox's "fabric" flower hair accessory. All I did was attach a mini-brad to the fox, but before I pushed it all the way through - I wrapped the baker's twine all around it. The twine is secured with gel adhesive.
I have never had much luck cutting out the balloon strings with my Cricut, so I decided that baker's twine would be even cuter. I simply attached one end of the twine to my balloon and then tied the strings in a knot for the little squirrel to hold.
Create a Critter
ALL Patterned Paper - Ki Memories "Paisley Parade"
(I have a more complete materials list, including cut sizes posted on my blog.)
Don't forget that this week's giveaway from Peachy Keen Stamps is the Happy Lashes Face Assortment set!
All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post - for an extra entry make sure to leave a comment on the corresponding post on my blog, Lauren's Creative! I will draw a winner on Sunday morning using random.org and post the results on Peachy Keen's blog and on mine!
Thank you again for all of your sweet comments! I hope that you will stop by and visit my blog in the future! I don't normally post 5 layouts in one week, but I always have lots of projects to share!