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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Rough and Tumble Layout by Diana Fisher

Hello! Diana Fisher here with you today sharing a layout using the Rough and Tumble collection from Carta Bella by Samantha Walker. 

At first glance, this collection does seem a little young for an older boy, but I really love the neutral tones and navy in the collection. Throw in the argyle pattern, and Rough and Tumble is perfect for documenting my 7-year-old son.

I didn't take any step-by-step pictures (mostly because I could not hold my camera and a hole punch at the same time), but I do have a tip for you when you work with this collection.

You can see below the strip of yellow "tickets" layered under the photo. Here are some tips on getting that ticket look from a border strip sheet of 12x12 paper.

That border strip is from the paper called Explore Together. If you cut the strips horizontally, use one of the strips that has the pre-notched ticket pattern in the paper. Once you have it separated from the rest of the paper, take your little hole punch (hand held will work much better than a 3-hole punch) and line it up so that you are punching each side of the notches. 

Do that all the way down the border on each side. You can see in the image above that it really looks like a line of tickets rather than a straight-edge border strip.

Supplies: Rough and Tumble (Pattern paper: Daring Dots, All Smiles, Explore Together; Chipboard; Stickers)

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