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Three Things : For the Love of Yellow + A Layout

Threethings

It's usually about this time of year that I start longing for some some lovely spots of yellow both in my house and in my work. I've definitely been into pink lately, but as soon as I start seeing yellow tulips and daffodils in the store I start getting excited about the crisp, fresh nature of spring. There are definitely not any tulips or daffodils blooming locally, but they are starting to push up through the dirt in the pots outside my front door. Ah, possibility and growth. I love the cycles of the seasons.

Today here's three yellow things to celebrate the newness of the next season and a layout inspired by all this yellow goodness.



Studio by Claudine Hellmuth for Ranger : Semi Gloss Pastel Yellow Acrylic Paint : See the layout below for use of this paint. Love the consistency.



American Crafts Specialty Ribbon Creme & Yellow : I always like to have a small collection of ribbon on hand for a variety of different crafting tasks. This set is a nice combination of yellows + cream.


Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss 12x12 Cardstock Pack Honey Trio : my favorite textured cardstock.

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This is a fun, fairly simple layout that is a great way to use up some of your stash at home.

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Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Textured White; Paint: Claudine Hellmuth Pastel Yellow Acrylic; Rolling Stamp + Ink: Stampin Up; Chipboard Heart: American Crafts Friends House Chipboard Teen; Metal Spinner Pieces: Tim Holtz Game Spinners and Sprocket Gears; Clock Rub On: Little Yellow Bicycle; "You" Circle Accent: Jenni Bowlin Studio Kit; Sticker Strip & Circle Sticker: 7gypsies; Clear Plastic Flower: Heidi Swapp; Large Scallop Heart: Technique Tuesday; Tags: Misc.

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1. Start with a 12x12 sheet of textured cardstock. Paint a large square right onto the cardstock leaving a white border around the edge. Let dry.

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2. Collect a few tags, patterned papers, and/or small envelopes to use as the elements on one side of your heart. The idea is going to be to collage them together under the scalloped heart alongside a photo.

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3. Create a pattern on your painted background. For this I used a rolling stamp from Stampin Up and More than Mustard ink. Here's the result after the ink has been rolled on to the cardstock:

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4. Paint a chipboard frame the same color as your background. This is a new heart-shaped chipboard element from Technique Tuesday. Other large decorative chipboard frames can be found here and here

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5. Lay the heart down and begin arranging your paper elements.

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6. Measure the size of your frame and print out a photo. In this case I printed my photo 4.5 inches x 9.5 inches wide. Trim around the outside to fit behind your frame. You could easily have more than one photo in place of the single photo as well. I added a bit of text to my photo in Photoshop before printing.

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7. Trim the paper elements to fit behind photo and adhere to background cardstock. Add additional elements to complete your layout and adhere chipboard frame. 

Here's a look at some of the elements I used up close:

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I love these metal spinner elements from Tim Holtz (a game spinner on top of a sprocket gear). I find them pretty versatile and can be added to pages that tell a variety of different stories. The metal elements are layered on top of a rub on from Little Yellow Bicycle. Cute little heart (I sanded the edges) is from American Crafts Friends House Chipboard Teen collection.

Accents 

Large clear plastic flower from Heidi Swapp. Lots of little bits of this and that - a really great way to use up some of those things you have stashed away. 

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Coming tomorrow: A Superhero giveaway.


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  1. Cindy Mandernach says…
    01/27/2009

    i love the yellow...so springlike. here in michigan all we see is white (snow) and brown (dirty snow) :) this color gives me hope for warm and springlike weather. love the baby room. so untraditional...love it.
    cindy

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  2. Tammy Mellish says…
    01/27/2009

    SO SWEET!!! I made a layout similar to this a couple of years ago and it's still a favorite!

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  3. Lani says…
    01/27/2009

    Always find something inspiring here Ali. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Also - wishing you the best of luck over the next few weeks with the arrival of baby A. Edwards... god bless you and your family.

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  4. Jenny Alfonso says…
    01/27/2009

    I love the yellow! I also love that you encourage us to use our own stash. Though I may have to buy that yellow Claudine Hellmuth paint - hee hee! Baby A's room is beautiful :) Sending you lots of blessings while you, Simon and Chris enjoy the anticipation of her arrival.

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  5. ToneF says…
    01/27/2009

    Oh, this is wonderful! I love yellow and I am so happy this color has come back :o)

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  6. Emily J. says…
    01/27/2009

    love,love the layout...very fresh looking! TFS. Emily

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  7. {vicki} says…
    01/27/2009

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! this has got to be the greatest layout ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How precious --Simon waiting for his little sister!!
    LOVE IT
    {vicki}

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  8. Lazy Mom Leslie says…
    01/27/2009

    Love the yellow! Such a pretty color while we are all waiting for spring. Altough here in TX it is going to be 76 today.

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  9. Gale says…
    01/27/2009

    Thanks for giving so much direction on HOW you made the layout. I live in an area where NO type of classes are offered & it is a huge help to see HOW things are done!

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  10. Elaine says…
    01/27/2009

    i looooove this layout, Ali! Yello is one of my very favorites. I think it often goes unnoticed, but i think its just lovely. :]

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  11. holly says…
    01/27/2009

    Love your layout Ali! Makes me long for spring! We're pretty much covered with snow in Iowa!

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  12. Dori says…
    01/27/2009

    I love your tutorials! + this layout is SO lovely. Perfect inspiration for a cold, Chicago winter day. Thanks, Ali.

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  13. Kerry says…
    01/27/2009

    Super cool layout! Thanks for the step by step!

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  14. Ana F. says…
    01/27/2009

    Loving the yellow!! When all is white and grey outside, nothing like a little bit of yellow to remind me that spring is coming.

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  15. PJ says…
    01/27/2009

    Lovely LO...lot's of fun stuff on there, always good to play around with a few bits and pieces from your stash!
    And how funny to see that you're inspired by the early signs of spring too! I have a fine collection of yellow art supplies in my sudio for just the same reason! Yellow is indeed a great color to work with... it gives such a crisp spring feeling combined with white!
    Hope your last weeks of pregnancy are joyfull!

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  16. Jamie Rex says…
    01/27/2009

    Oh, I just love it when I look at your blog and I can't wait to get to my scrapbook supplies and and play. Great inspiration today, Ali! Thank you!

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  17. Nicky from Canada says…
    01/27/2009

    Love yellow - my favorite color and really love the picture of Simon

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  18. Viki says…
    01/27/2009

    You make it look so easy!
    We're having a Snow Day, maybe I'll get something crafty done.

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  19. Renee Clark says…
    01/27/2009

    I love the simplicity of this layout - it turned out beautiful! I love yellow. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

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  20. Michelle Giaimo says…
    01/27/2009

    I have been craving green, everything is white here! Thanks for sharing your process.

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  21. mary rogers says…
    01/27/2009

    Makes me want to get out the paper and glue Ali! just love this!!

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  22. jenn says…
    01/27/2009

    fabulous! thanks for sharing the how too! Love the babies room below too! Good luck in the next few weeks :) enjoy the moments!

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  23. Helen Tilbury says…
    01/27/2009

    This is so cool. I'm off to print my photos for this this minute (one for each child) just in time for valentine's day...thanks!

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  24. Ava G says…
    01/27/2009

    Very pretty in yellow!

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  25. Rachel M. says…
    01/27/2009

    Ahhh....thank you for this!!! My 6 year old little boy's favorite color has been yellow for several years now which I think is so cool! This makes me smile! :)

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