Life’s A Picnic


I found this adorable card on the Basic Grey Blog and knew I had to share with you. This is a great example on how to layer your cards and layouts.

It really helps to keep things coordinated and it’s really easy when you use everything within the same collection. On this card,  the designer used the Soleil Collection by Basic Grey. This way it takes the guess work out of deciding does this match or not.

So start out picking the embellishments that you want to use on your card.

Die cut a circle out of some pattern paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad and trim another piece of pattern paper to measure 2 1/2 inches, adhering these to the front of the card.

Choose some Die Cut Paper and Canvas flowers and adhere them with a brad.

This is the flower all put together, you can fluff up the petals for added dimension if you like.

Now the layering begins, start with a focal point, that being the library card and strip of scalloped paper in this case,  and adhere that with some foam dots to the circle die cut.  Next, add more height by adding the flower with foam dots.  I also added a die cut banner with a flair sticker beneath…I always look at when layering that there needs to be at least even visual aspects of the card so that the eye travels from the top to the bottom of the card.

Then add a sentiment, stamped onto some white card stock…

Trim the sentiment out and adhere to the card with foam dots.

A closer look at the card front. I hope that this card inspires you to break out those embellishments and start layering those cards and scrapbook layouts.

Supplies Used:

Soleil Collection 6×6 Paper Pad

Soleil Collection Die Cut Shapes

Soleil Collection Die-cut Paper & Canvas Flowers


Soleil Collection Mixed Brads

Soleil Collection Flair Stickers

Stamp Set from Lucille Collection


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