Saturday, 27 June 2015

English Garden DSP - not just for girls!

I am not a flowery person.  I rarely buy floral papers and only own a few stamps with flowers.  That's just not me.  So when we received the English Garden DSP as a gift in Hawaii, although grateful - to receive anything for free is wonderful - I set it aside.  When I got home I opened the package and there are 2 of the floral prints that are nice but the back of the paper I LOVE!!!  It is just neutral patterns in a great color scheme.  They make for perfect patterns for more masculine layouts!

Ironically enough, English Garden was the paper pack that I first pulled out when I created this layout of my boys. 

This is a great layout to use up all those strips of paper you always end up with.  Lots of small strips create the backdrop to the photo.  A few punched pieces - the chevron border and the half circles.  Then I added a bit of faux stitching.  I really need to find a home for my sewing machine so that I can do some real stitching on my layouts.  But until then faux stitching it will be.

Up for a little challenge? This weekend, I challenge you to pull out a paper pack that you haven't used in a while and create something with it! It doesn't have to be a full layout - just anything you have time for.  Just get crafty for a few minutes this weekend - it'll do you good.


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