Saturday, June 22, 2024


Do you have boys in your life? If you do then to help stretch the Hometown USA collection, or any specific themed collection even further, then its perfect for documenting your boys antics!I am documenting my son's 4th birthday from 10 years ago now (isn't he cute?!) but it was great to be able to pull out this photo of him turning 4 and make use of anything birthday related in this collection!

I started with the 'B' side of the Land of the Free patterned paper and trimmed down a piece of white cardstock from the coordinating textured paper pack to place on top. I then cut out a Happy Birthday cut file and backed the openings in the letters with papers from the 6'x 6' paper pad. I was strategic with what papers I put here, making sure not to have 2 colours the same too close together. Once the cut file was all backed, I added craft foam underneath and adhered it to the white cardstock background.

I matted my photo with another paper from the 6'x 6' paper pad and placed it at the top of the cut file also with craft foam for some dimension. I tucked in one of the scalloped circles pieces from the Bits and Pieces pack and also added one of the super cute firework rocket shaker Doodle Pops on the right of the photo.

Below the cut file, I took one of the scalloped border strips from the This and That sticker sheet and placed it just below the cut file. I chose 2 banner pieces from the Chit Chat pack and also adhered these here. I added 3 of the acetate fireworks from the Bits and Pieces pack and I added the circle 4th piece in the centre over the top of the cut file - this piece forms part of my title. I also cut the star border from t he Chit Chat pack in half and added a piece either side of the 4th circle.

Some more stars were added including ephemera stars and puffy sticker stars and lastly I stamped the date stamp from when the photo was taken. I love how my layout turned out and I love challenging myself to create non specific projects with a collection designed for a specific theme!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Hometown USA collection
Hometown USA textured cardstock pack


Silhouette Cameo machine
Black Ink
Date stamp

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