Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jillian's First Day of Preschool

This page is for the progressive challenge at splitcoaststampers.  A progressive page is one where each week a new element is added to the page, usually over 4 weeks.  It's a fun way to make a page, and gets your creativity flowing.  This page is super girly, which is perfect for my girly girl Jillian.  These pictures are from her first day of pre-school.  She was so excited to go to school just like her big brothers.  This page is pretty straight forward for the most part, but I thought I would point out a few things that you may wonder about, for example the broken arrow.  I wanted to make the arrow look as if it were going through the lace heart, so i had to do it in a few steps.

First I opened my stamp folder and did a search for arrows.  I decided on the arrow from the "Pencil it in" download. 
Once you've chosen your arrow, add it to your page and click on the crop button in your design center to the right.
Your arrow will now appear in a grey box
Highlight the area you want to show. click OK and only the cropped part will show on your page. 
Copy that again, but this time highlight the front of the arrow.  done!
Another thing I wanted to point out is the lace heart.  There are no lace heart embellishments, or if there are I don't have that download, so I had to make my own.   There is a pretty strip of lace in the delicate adornments download, and its a good size to crop. 
Add the lace to your page.  While it is still highlighted, click the crop button, just like you did to crop your stamp.  The grey crop box will appear.  In the center bottom of the box,  you will see a box that says "Crop Shape".  You use this button when you want to make a shaped crop as opposed to just shortening it a bit.  In this case I wanted to make it a shape.  When you click the button, you will get your punches.  Click on the punch you want, in my case the heart punch. 
You can then move the punch around to where you want it on the lace, I centered it on the pattern. You can make the shape bigger or smaller.  I had to make the heart smaller in order to get the whole shape.  Then once it was on my page I was able to make it larger.
Hope all that makes sense :)  Please feel free to ask questions if you have them.
Delicate Adornments Digital kit #132265 $2.95
Happy Heart card template #13334 $2.95 comes with two heart themed papers, 8 stamps, 2 embellishments and 3 card templates. This is the paper I used in my flag strip and to fill one of the heart punches.
Fancy Frames download #131330 $2.95
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