I wanted to do something different to showcase a lot of different pattern papers in the collection. I usually go for a cut file put decided to pull out some circle punches and the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Diagonal Stitched Circles. This die set is a great set to have in your stash and can be used in so many ways! I really wanted to use one of the dies in the set with the stitching to cut out my photo. Using shaped photos is really fun to do on your projects and the stitching just adds another bit of interest.
I used my circle punch to punch out a lot of circles and then cut them in half. I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 11.50x11.50 and adhered down to the white cardstock. I wanted to create a fun scallop looking background that had texture and color and just lots of fun!
I know this look might not be for everything and be a little much but I love how it turned out and has so much texture! I wish you all could just feel all the texture and see this layout in person! The photos just do not do it justice and the sweet photo of Liam super excited about the advent calendar this year! It just melts my heart! He just loves Jack so he was super excited when he saw this!
I added an embellishment cluster in the bottom right corner and one at the top left. The photo is placed in the center and I embellished around the photo with puffy stickers and ephemera from the Oh What Fun collection. I added a piece of vellum behind the photo to add a little bit of separation from the background but it also adds another texture to the page. I used the Diagonal Stitched Circles to cut out the vellum and its the perfect size behind the photo.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my layout using the Oh What Fun collection. It was so much fun to play around with some circle punches and dies and the pretty pattern papers in this collection! Have a wonderful day!