Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Time & The Living Is Easy

Ahhh can't you just feel it! The summer sun on your shoulders, the cold ice tea on your lips. Fun summer activities, vacations, ice cream, watermelon, sprinklers. Such a wonderful time of the year!

3Birds is perfect to document all of your summer time activities! Including, as in my layout, dining al fresco! Living in Colorado doesn't afford us the opportunity to grill and eat outside year round which is why we so look forward to it every year and I wanted to make sure I documented it! Don't forget to document the small things that make you happy. Not just the bigger events in your life!

To create this layout I gathered a bunch of different 3Birds products. Don't hesitate to mix and match your favorite papers and products. They all go together so beautifully! For this particular layout I used:

Sticky Sparkly Shapes Kit - A Play On Words
Must Have Foil Cardstock Stacks
Straight From The Nest Paper Stacks
3Birds Super Sticker Nestables (coming to HSN July 19th)
Overstuffed Craft Kit
Focus On Photos Scrapbook Kit

To create the accordion style flower in the layout simply cut out two 12x1.5 pieces of patterned paper. Score the paper every 1/2 inch and accordion fold back and forth. Adhere the two pieces of paper together, smoosh them together with your fingers and flatten to create. Cut out a smaller circle out of cardstock, slather it up with glue and attach the flattened flower. I used 450 Quick Dry Adhesive by Helmar USA to attach the flower to the circle shaped cardstock. Worked like a charm!

Thanks for stopping by! Now get scrapping!

Laura Achilles
3Birds Design Team Member


  1. This is beautiful Laura! I love how you put all the different elements together!

  2. What a fabulous layout!

  3. This is so great! LOve the 3D embellies here!