Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Inspiration April Blog Hop and Tutorial

Hi there Hoppers.

So glad you could join us for the Creative Inspirations Blog Hop.

The theme for this hop is "Spring" and we would love to have you join in. There are prizes to be won so why not give it a go.

Please hop along and check out all 10 designers and see what they have created to inspire you. I will list each of them with a link to their blogs, at the end of this post

This is my layout. The photos were taken when we lived in Hahndorf.

To make this layout you will need 3 pieces of patterned paper, 4 photos that are 3" x 4" portrait orientation, ink, pen, paper trimmer, assorted flowers or other embellishments of your choice and letters for your title.

Cut the centre from the background paper leaving a 1" frame

Trim one of the patterned papers  to 11.5" x 11.5".
Cut the piece that was cut from the middle of the background paper to 6.5" x 8"

Ink the edges of all of the papers you have cut.
Attach the 11.5" square piece of paper, centred, to the 12" square background paper.
Attach the 6.5" x 8" piece of patterned paper 2" from the top of the layout and 2.5" from the left hand side of the layout.

Using the 3rd piece of patterned paper cut a piece 10" x 3", cut a fishtail from both narrow ends. Ink the edges and attach approx. centrally on the 6.5" x 8" piece of patterned paper.

File the edges of your photos with an emery board to create a fine white border. Attach these to the layout with foam tape so the top photos are approx 1/2" above the 6.5" x 8" piece of patterned paper and spread equally across the paper. Add the bottom photos so they are approx 1/2" below the 6.5" x 8" piece of patterned paper and directly below the top photos.

Die cut some arrows, I have used Kaisercraft DD501 Arrows die, ink the edges and attach them to the top left corner of the layout  as shown below.

Attach your embellishments to the right hand edge of your photos. I have used some hand-made (by my Mum) silk pansies, a purchased flower and some assorted leaves.

Attach your title, I have used stickers for this.
Doodle around each piece of patterned paper.
This completes the layout.

To be in the running for any of the prizes you will need to follow and leave a comment on each of the DT members blogs

Finish the hop off at Creative Inspiration's blog, leave a comment there to be in the running for a bonus ballot prize.

If you choose to play along, post your project in the comments section of the Creative Inspiration's blog hop post and tell us which DT member you were inspired by. You have until the 30th April 2018 to play along.

As an extra bonus, if you post your project on my blog I will do a random draw and send a prize to a lucky winner as well.

Here are the links to the other DT members:-

Have fun. Can't wait to see your projects.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time


  1. amazing spring page ... the photos are fabulous.

  2. Such a pretty page with beautiful photos! And those hand made flowers are gorgeous!

  3. LOVE your page and FAB instructions!

  4. Love your layout, the flowers are so pretty!!!

    1. Yeah Jackie I love the flowers too

  5. Love your flowers on this one.

  6. Very nice tutorial and pretty page.

  7. Great tutorial and pretty layout!

  8. love the flower photos. cute page. thanks for the instruction on how to make it

  9. Your photos are beautiful, and your layout showcases them so well!

  10. I love how you file the edges of the photo to create a border - great technique!

    1. Yes Shelly I do that quite often to make the photo stand out a little better

  11. This is great! Beautiful pictures of those flowers and I love the step by step instructions to make this LO! Your papers match so nicely too!

    1. Thank you Jennifer. It is a simple layout but I like it

  12. I loved her layout with all the flowers. Here is a link to what I did.

    1. Your layout looks great Ural. Thanks for playing along

  13. Such pretty flowers on your layout. Nice tutorial.