Friday, July 3, 2015

Three Amigos July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog hop.  We are three Close to My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you.  On the 3rd of each month we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project.  There are only three stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

This month we are sharing a blast from the past. I'm sharing a Fourth of July layout I put together about 5 years ago. This layout is simple, but perfectly showcases the photos. I used the Reflections pattern book for my layout designs, and stamps to create a custom patterned paper. The right page features a flip flap, allowing me to add an additional picture and journaling without cluttering the original design.

I dry embossed the cut-out stars and sanded them to reveal the embossed pattern. The USA letters are dimensional elements. The phrase "made in the" was created from alphabet rub-ons.

I added a flip flap on the right page and used one of the cut-out stars to hold the flap closed.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hop over to Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they created for you.


  1. Awesome! And you have pictures on it! I love it and love your stamped background paper.

  2. I did this type of challenge with one of my 4th of July scrapbook pages from over 20 years was fun. Your old to new is a very nice layout and I'm always in favor of creating your own stamped background paper. Wish I could have seen the original too. I put mine on facebook and got a lot of contradiction on changing old to new...but I was happy with it.

    1. Thank you, Sue! This layout is the original layout from 5 years ago. The layout was designed for a workshop for new scrapbookers and fit our theme "A Blast From The Past". I would love to see your original and challenge layouts. Did you post them on your blog as well as Facebook?