I finally have a layout done for my almost 4 -year old’s 1st birthday. Looking at the picture it is amazing to see how little he was, yet so independent. To commemorate his first cake moment I am using Doodlebug’s new Dragon Tails papers and die cuts for embellishments.
Having the ability to cut out many of the elements on my silhouette cameo is changing how I am scrapbooking. Having the control of size and color to fit with my layout is freeing. Besides watching these creatures with their cute little faces come to life adds an additional sense of satisfaction.
For this little guy, I did an “offset” in gray to the base image (blue) to delineate more from the patterned background. The cake and the balloons are also part of the collection but sold separately in the Silhouette Design Store.
The balloons have a little “glossy accents” to add “shine’ as does the flame of the candle. I added the baker’s twine for the balloons as well with my Xyron X sticker maker. Have I mentioned how much I love that little machine?
Tip: To keep ends from fraying put a lite layer of a liquid glue worked into the twine. Then shape it, this will also help in keeping the different stings together as well stop fraying.
The large Dragon who I am referring to as “Betsy” is popped up on foam tape and ready for fun! I can see myself using her on more layouts or cards. She is cut out at full file size which is approx. 10 inches across.
This is my completed page, The two dinosaurs, Birthday Boy title, balloons, gift, and cake are all cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The present on the bottom and “Just for you” are from the cut apart sheet. The banners are fussy cut from the side “B” of cobblestones.
Here is my supply list:
- Doodlebug Dragon Tails paper: cobblestone, dragon den, dragon’s breath, friendly fleet (side B – blue cake layer) and sea serpent stripes (side B- Cut apart)
- Doodlebug Linen and gingham: limeade, swimming pool, and grasshopper
- Doodlebug Dragon Tails – 12 x12 sticker sheet
- Silhouette Cameo
- Silhouette Design StoreL: Doodlebug Cut files for Dragon Tails Collection
- Bella Blvd. – Puffy Stars in blue
- Bakers twine
- Xyron X, 3 and 5-inch sticker maker
Thanks for dropping by, I am always happy to hear your thoughts in comments.
Until next time…