Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Most Amazing Friends - The Cutting Cafe

This week at The Cutting Cafe we had the opportunity to play with the 4 Leaf Clover Shaped Card! The file comes with the template for the card and also a couple of printable images.

I decided to try to make a layout using the clover instead of making a card. The 'friends' sentiment gave me the idea to scrapbook a photo of Jay and David.....they are the most amazing friends.


I used the optional layering pieces that come with the set. I added some stitching (surprise, eh?) and added the sentiment to the center of the clover. I embellished the center with a matching brad.


Jay and David really are the most amazing friends. They are almost eighteen and I hope they continue to be the best of friends through their adult life. This title seemed appropriate.


I found matching chipboard that went with this collection (Echo Park-This & That Charming) that had the word 'brothers' on it. We include David in our family, like a son (and that would make Jay and David brothers). Everywhere they go, they are asked it they are brothers. I created another cluster to reflect that part of their friendship too.


After I was finished the layout I wanted to add some 'splats' of mist or paint. I masked off the photo area and attempted to splatter the background. I wanted to have larger spots instead of a misted look. I really like the effect it created. I also outlined my layout with thin black lines using a black marker.


I hope you will visit The Cutting Cafe blog and see what the other team members have been creating.



  1. Completely fabulous layout, Carolyn! I love all the details and the splatter is perfect! I am totally drooling over those Scrabble tile stickers....are they available at TSF?

  2. Great layout Carolyn, love the uber mini banner! Super cute!

  3. Love everything about this layout! Came together beautifully. All the little details are perfect. Photo is so great of the two of them ... you can see how much they enjoy each other's company.

  4. This is amazing!!!! Fab details all around!!

  5. Awesome page Carolyn! Great masculine feel and I love the subtle chevron as the background paper! The clovers are great embellies for this page and I love the design of the layout!

  6. Thanks guys! Jan, the stickers are part of the Charming collection. I love it all!

  7. Such a pretty layout celebrating this special friendship. I love the stitching and the "controlled" splattering of ink.

  8. I have always loved the details you put on your pages! I can always tell which projects are yours over at Sketch Support!

  9. oh wow oh wow oh wow..........OH WOW....this is totally it

  10. Hi carolyn
    you are so talented!!!!!
    The layout is amazing!
    I love it!!

  11. Love what you did with the cut file!

  12. Fabulous LO. Love the stitching. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  13. What lucky guys! This page looks great and the SHAMROCK is gorgeous!

  14. Always love your little details! Love the splatters of paint especially!

  15. Great layout Carolyn! I especially like the paint splatters!!
    Joanne xo