Good morning Jillibean Soup fans! I am very excited to be on the blog today with a quick and easy project using Cool As A Cucumber Soup!
Althought this collection is centered around the boys in our lives, I think it is very versatile for girls too! Here is the project I created:
Patterned Paper: Cool As A Cucumber/Cool Cucumber, Hip Hummus, Swell Soy, Chic Kale; Sightseeing Stew/Grilled Geocache, Tossed Tickets; Birthday Bisque/Cup of Candles; Soup Staples II/Black Salt, Yellow Salt; Spicy Social Soup/Bite Size Bits; Cold Avocado Soup/Bite Size Bits
Beanboard Alphas: Black Glitter
Coordinating Label Stickers: Spicy Social Soup, Birthday Bisque, Cool As A Cucumber
Pea Pod Parts: Spicy Social Soup
Mini Placemats: Smile
Placemats: White Frame
Kraft Mini Envelope
Wood Sprinkles: Life
Enamel Stars: Green, Gray, Purple
Ok, let me show you how easy it is to make this page!
First, grab your circle punch. I used a 2" punch. I punched several circles from different patterns and colors of patterned paper using the Cool As A Cucumber line and some Soup Staples II. Punch out some of the simple white cardstock too.
Once you have your circles punched out, you can always do more later, cut some of the circles in half. I punched four circles from each paper and cut two in half.
Next, you will start lining them up on your page. I started in the top left corner of my page and used a ruler to keep the bottom edge of the circles even.
Continue across your page, using the white cardstock shapes as a spacer for when you want open areas. You can line up two half pieces, or one whole piece, or even a space/half piece as below. Mix it up however you like it!
Mix up the patterns and colors as you go and adhere them to your page a row at a time. You can see that I turned some of my half pieces in different directions for a different feel. Play around with the paper as you see it working out on your page to go with your photo(s).
Here is my completed page all adhered and sewn in place - only required if you like the look!
Now, it's time to embellish the paper that you made!
I used a few photos, some placemats, and lots of fun Jillibean Soup embellishments.
Here is my completed page again: