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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dream Layout

Hello FotoBella Fans,
It's Karen.  I'm here to share my second project this month featuring the Graphic 45 Imagine Kit.  The vintage designs are whimsical & uplifting and suitable for all sorts of layouts.  My first layout used a baby photo and this second layout is a romantic layout of me and my husband.  I just love how the charms were perfectly matched to coordinate and once I started using them, I just couldn't stop myself. 

Let's collect our supplies and get going!
1. Cut two strips of pattern paper. (2.5 x 12" & 3.5 x 12")
2. Tear along one edge. Gently roll up random sections of the torn edge to reveal the pattern on the reverse side.

3. Adhere the strips to a solid color 12x12".

4. Trim .25" off two sides. Adhere to a solid cardstock to reveal a narrow border.

5. Cut 2 lengths of ribbon 9" & 17". Attach both ends of the 9" ribbon to the back of the left side of the layout to create a loop. Thread another piece of ribbon through the loop and attach both ends to the back of the right side of the layout.

6. Matte the photo and adhere it to the right side of the layout being sure to tuck the bottom edge of the photo behind the torn edge and tilting it.

7. Add some ephemera cards to the left side of the photo being sure to overlap and angle them.

8. Add a title with chipboard letters to the upper left. Then create a cluster of embellishments with metal charms, tulle, and fussy cut roses.

9. Finally, scatter sequins & gems in a variety of sizes and use liquid adhesive to adhere them.

A Closer Look:

TIP:  Add various sticker borders, tabs, and tags. To add more layers use a craft knife to carefully cut around the butterfly wings and then add foam tape underneath to lift the wings.  Apply clear gloss medium over the watch face images.

All of these lovely supplies can be found at

To learn more about our new design team member Karen, visit her blog Art & Soul.


  1. Karen this is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your talent! GDT Christi