Make | 8×8 Layout – Granville Island

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Granville Island | Blackbird Darlin

Hey, here is yet another project of mine featuring paper made by a now defunct company! I have got quite a stash of these vintage style papers by Daisy D’s, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t difficult to make myself cut into this piece. I think it worked out okay though. Phew.

There really should be a word for “cutting into a new piece of patterned paper” anxiety.

Let’s talk about that title for a minute, because it is my favorite part. Oh Quickutz, how I still love thee and this alphabet! I ran the 4×8 die through my Revolution with a piece of cream adhesive backed foam, and I love the soft, smushy dimension it gives to this page. DIY Thickers, that’s what’s up.

What about you guys? Do you still find yourself using die cutters for titles? Can’t see myself ever parting with mine!

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Granville Island | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: black cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper (Daisy D’s), “Chandelier” die cut alphabet (Quickutz), “Wandering” label sticker (Pink Paislee), washi tape, black micron pen, cream adhesive backed foam, date stamp

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8 Responses to Make | 8×8 Layout – Granville Island

  1. Carlie February 19, 2014 at 1:09 AM #

    Wow, I love it! And your courage to cut into older paper that you still love. I recently made that my mission as well. For me, I was nervous but it felt so good to use the paper I love, rather than sitting there.

    • Lisa February 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM #

      I know, right?! It’s always so much better to see it used in something. I wish I knew why I’m always so apprehensive about it :)

  2. lilgik February 19, 2014 at 5:15 AM #

    Love the balance between the black cardstock and the patterned paper! No die cutter for me, but I can see why you love it, fab alpha!

  3. Gina B. February 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM #

    This is beautiful. I love the colors and the lettering.

  4. Patricia F. February 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM #

    Nice simple page! Great job using your stash

  5. Lynn F February 21, 2014 at 7:58 AM #

    Love this layout. I have a question about how you did the letters for the titles (I also have Quickutz and that same alpha). What kind of foam did you use – is it just the kind you buy in the crafts section with the felt, etc or is it a special type? Thanks for any info.

    • Lisa February 21, 2014 at 8:18 AM #

      Lynn – the foam I used is from a 4×6 sized variety pack I bought at Michael’s…the stack that I bought comes with adhesive on one side, and I found it in the aisle that has all those foam crafts for kids :)

      Hope that helps!

  6. Lynn F February 21, 2014 at 12:39 PM #

    Thanks Lisa! That helps a lot! I’m gonna try this!

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