B is for Button Layout

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
B is for Button Layout

Celebrate a preschool learning experience by using a custom made die cut to help convey the theme of your layout!

First, you’ll need to gather your supplies. Choose colorful patterned papers and bright colored embellishments along with a 5x7 photograph and some neutral colored alphabet stickers. Patterned papers that exhibit a tone on tone print are perfect for adding interest and giving your layout visual depth.

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Adhere your photo in the lower right corner of your background paper. Then add a 5” x 5” square of orange faux embossed cardstock. Faux embossed paper adds a fair amount of depth to your finished project. To create this look using solid papers I simply punched several circles using my Medium – Round ‘N Round Squeeze punch and adhered them to a 5” x 5” square of paper of the same color.

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Trim any circles that hang off the edge and adhere the faux embossed square to the upper right corner of the background paper. Embellish with your title.Next, adhere a 2 ¼” x 12” strip of blue tone on tone patterned paper running vertically, slightly overlapping the edge of the photo.

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Then, create a layered border by punching a 1” x 12” strip of red cardstock using the Upper Crest Border Punch. Trim the half brackets at the beginning and end of the strip.

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Continue punching the pieces for your layered border by punching a 12” strip of green patterned paper with the Leave it to Weaver Border Punch. Cut a 3/8” strip of yellow cardstock to weave through the punched green paper.

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Weave yellow cardstock through green patterned paper, then adhere red punched strip. Adhere entire layered strip to layout aligning with the left side of the blue tone on tone paper.

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Create a button embellishment using the Fuse with light blue cardstock and primary blue ink. Adhere to layout tucking a small amount under the border strips.

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Embellish the left-hand side of the layout with various coordinating embellishments and small punched pieces, such as the star punch. Add title and/or journaling.

Supply List

Cardstock (Bazzill)

Patterned Paper (Pebbles, Inc., Little Yellow Bicycle, Jillibean Soup)

Chipboard Embellishments: KI Memories

Alphabet Stickers: Karen Foster Design

Coil Brads: Karen Foster Design