First of all, I would like to THANK YOU ALL for all the comments you've been leaving on this blog, for my INSPIRATION TUESDAYS posts, the giveaways and for the amazing welcome you gave to my first Scrapbooking book "Scrapbooking Inspiration &Techniques".


I've been SO touched by your amazing support, your friendship and kindness and believe me, this gives me even more energy to give you more inspiration every tuesday and all the other days of the week.

So, I would like to say THANK YOU.

Today, I made a simple layout (and we'll be doing a new mini album next week), very easy and fast to make, you'll see, you're just going to like it!


As you may have noticed, I rarely ever use cardstock for my layouts. I mainly work on patterned paper.

I've always been scared by cardstock, just like when you get stuck in front of a white page and I always end up scrapping on a patterned paper. I really like it, of course, but I feel like I can ONLY do that.


So I decided to challenge myself this week : SCRAP a layout with ONLY cardstock!Wahou! What a difficult challenge for me! :)


I'm inviting you this week to do the same : no patterned paper (ok, I admit it, I kind of cheated with my Kesi'art polka dot paper but really, with the texture and thickness of it, I kinda considered like cardstock).

But as I am the one that gives you challenges, I am picking the rules! :D

So NO patterned paper, only CARDSTOCKS! :)


So here is the supply list for this layout...


Papers (American Crafts, Kesi'art, Bazzill cardstock); Alphas (Kesi'art); Celebrate flash card (Elle's Studio); Rubons (American Crafts); Punches (Fiskars); Flair (Zibuline); Ribbons (May Arts); sanding paper; cutter.



Step #1 : I chose several colors of cardstock, esp. bright colors. Later, while I was building my layout, I added a blue cardstock (the one with the polka dots) in order to have a more colorful color palette.

I worked on a 8,5x11" layout (21,59 cms x 27,94cms).


Step #2 : I cut a piece of cardstock into an orange cardstock, that is as wide as my background, but with about 4-5" length.



Step #3 : With a pencil or a black pen, draw the shape of the sunrays (or it can be clouds, circles, tress, any shapes that you'd like to work with).



Step #4 : Use a sharp cutter to cut out the sunrays.



Step #5 : Once you're done with the cutting, glue it with real strong glue (I used a liquid one for this layout).


Step #6 : You can use sand paper to age every piece of cardstock you're working with. The Kesi'art cardstocks are just PERFECT to sand as their texture will pop out once you sand it.


Step #7 : To bring design to your layout, don't be scared to use PUNCHES.

Whether they are big or small, no matter what shape you'll be using, just punch the cardstock!

Here, I used a scalloped punch to turn a piece of cardstock into a kinda-lookalike ribbon :)


Step #8 : I used a round punch, a round scalloped punch and I handcut an "ugly" cloud into a blue Kesi'art cardstock. I then glue the brown circle onto the yellow one, and then attach both to the blue cloud.


Step #9 : I used my STAR punch to make a small star into my Elle's Studio Flashcard, and added a piece of yellow cardstock on the back of the card to make the star yellow. I then created my title onto the card.


There you go! A 100% cardstock only layout that I really really like! :) I added several other elements to my layout, like ribbons, flair, and more.

And I realized that the photo pops out even better when it is on cardstock.


And here are some close-up pictures...




Next week, a new INSPIRATION TUESDAY rendez-vous, with a new mini album! YAY!

Thank you all for your comments! :)

Take care & have a good day!


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