Springtime in D.C.means Cherry Blossoms and creating this layout documenting our annual trek was easy with Moxxie's new Spring Has Sprung paper line. The set features a really versatile accent sheet full of great die cuts!
The over-sized Jigsaw Glitter Alpha from Making Memories perfectly matched the aqua shades in the Moxxie papers. On the first page I used one of the journaling cards from the Spring Double Sided Diecuts and tucked it behind the smaller of the pictures. I added some dimension at the bottom with a small bird button from the same diecut sheet, inked the edges and popped it up. Last touch was a metal bird charm from my stash.
Across the bottom of the page is a lovely border strip cut with my Spellbinders Edgebilities dies. I paired the Classic Petal Edger with one of the decorative inserts from Classic Decorative Inserts Three. Yum!
The second page features an element built from even more of those great diecuts. Instead of fussy-cutting I did some fussy-coloring on this accent! I took out my brown marker and colored in the scroll pattern around the edge of one die cut. I think it made a big difference in helping this piece stand out from the background, then I popped up the "Spring Fever" quote and added the floral corner pieces on top of that!
I inked the edges of all of the die cut pieces with my very favorite distressing ink, Amaretto PowderPuff Chalking Ink from Quick Quotes.