2 Ways Diamonds Will Shine in Your Layouts
• Diamond Frame Die Set
• Medium Pink Mosaic Moments Grid Paper
• Pattern #122 a Mostly Squares pattern
They say that diamond’s are a girl’s best friend and that dog’s are man’s best friend. This week we’ll talk about both!
Usually, when we think about Telling Our Stories, we think of people, places and family history to recall. There’s one more story you may have to tell, one about your pets! They aren’t always the easiest subjects to capture, but every once and a while you may have a photo you really want to feature. Our Diamond Frame set is going to help us dress up a single photo and provide multiple spots to journal.
You will find the Diamond Frame Die versatile. This photo shows all the components you will have if you keep the die in one piece instead of breaking it apart. Save the parts to use for other applications, you’ll have 2 sizes of photo corners and a narrow frame maybe for a card? If you take them apart you’ll have a 2 3/8.” Don’t waste anything! A small sandwich or snack zip lock bag will let you see all the parts and keep them in one place, label the bag if you like.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a pet, but my daughter and her husband have two big dogs that love the girls that they love in return. On occasion the dogs do visit and Hannah enjoys their company. They are under the impression that they are lap dogs and make themselves right at home. One photo captures Thor lying on top of Hannah as she lies on the couch, sticking his nose right to her nose. It’s a funny photo and I’m featuring in the center spot on the Pattern #122 in the Large Diamond Frame Die.
1. As A Shaker Box
Recently Candy made a video showing “How to Create a Shaker Box” and my granddaughter and I sat and watched it and she repeatedly hit the button to play it again. She was fascinated! I promised we’d make one soon. So that’s one thing I have done on this page using the large die in the Diamond Frame set.
I cut one 4×4 block square in the chevron side of my patterned paper as a liner. An old photo sleeve was cut to fit the frame. Double stick tape holds it securely in space. Foam mounting tape places around the edges of both squares will allow me to have four separate shaker spots. I used iridescent, pink and peach sequins in each section. Just enough bling to make our diamond frame sparkle!
2. As Journal Spots
I’ve also used the smaller 2.125” sq. diamond frame that makes just the right size to fill with one word descriptors of our fabulous pooch. The 2.125” Grid Cut Die was handy for cutting the base backgrounds from the “blackboard dots” paper, and the squares to cut the frames in white. I used an EK Success 1 3/8” square punch for the centers and used Paper Tiles in Light Pretty Pink and Strawberry Splash, one lighter and the other darker than the Medium Pink Grid base. It’s slightly larger than the opening, so it isn’t inset to the space but adhered to the back.
The final round of squares in the border are each 1” squares and I’ve used the 4”x 6” grid die to cut corrugated cardstock pieces and placed them in alternating order for a basket-weave type look.
Not all stories have to be long and detailed often a few words will say volumes when you look the pages over later in life. Our precious pets hold a dear spot in our lives; why not create a page to remember that?
I think you’ll find this layout quick to complete and easy to hold more photos if you choose. The Diamond Frames will help to focus your attention on the star of your page. I hope you’ll love using this Diamond Frames Die Set in many ways this year!