Basic Shapes Gone Girly!

Hello! Jodi here with something a bit different! I started scrapping long before there were such beautiful dies and diecut machines on the market. The only way to get fun embellishments were to create your own by paper piecing….I loved paper piecing! I love to be able to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary, which is just what I have done for you today!

 To create a fun scallop border around the edge, I used the flower die, Cuties #3. Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections Mega Doily was used to create the photo matte and the background layer. The French Flair Scalloped Stacker Nesting Dies, layered with the French Flair Classic Silver Stackers creates a fun background for the photo. The Border Carnivale adds just the right touch of lace and femininity to the ensemble. I hand doodled the swirl border, then stitched overtop. I added a bit of bling to the stitching for added fun and girly glitz. 

The inspiration for this layout came when my Nesting Egg dies arrived….the set may include a darling little bunny, but eggs are not just for Easter! I just had to flip the eggs upside down and create a set of flip-flops! Yes! The flip-flops were cut from the smallest of the Nesting Eggs set, and the thong part is a photo corner from the Lace Deco C set. I added a bit of stickles and some bling to give them some girly sparkle! The base of the flower is a stamp, layered with Darling Daises. In this photo you can also see the details of the Border Carnivale.

Now for a cutsie little purse. The base of the purse was cut from the Classic Circle Silver Stacker ( second smallest size) . I cut the bottom of the circle off for the bottom of the purse. The handle was created by laying both the third and fourth size ovals together on my paper when cutting, creating an oval frame (Small Oval Classic Silver Stacker). I attached the oval frame to the back of the circle, added some bling and a bow. Next to the purse you can see the Frangipani with Leaves! Notice the details on the photo matte, Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections Mega Doily.

I started the mirror by stacking layers of the Small Scalloped Oval Stacker Nesting Dies, and Small Classic Oval Silver Stacker Layers. The handle, as well as the lipstick were drawn out free hand.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s little adventure and take time to look at your dies from a different angle!

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  1. Très girly un régal des yeux! bises. Nadine

  2. Jodi what an adventure!! I absolutely love the layout and all your clever ideas! Amazing! A+ for the flip flops and purse design!!

  3. What fun ways you thought of to use the dies! The flip flops are just the cutest!

  4. This is just precious as can be!Such fun use of the dies and that baby picture is so darn cute.

  5. Love everything you have done, the flip flops, or thongs as we call them here in OZ are grogeous.

  6. That is just too cute! Very Imaginative! Love all the little details!

  7. Wow! Your layout is full of such wonderful inspiration! Great uses of the dies to make all new items! Love the flip flops, lipstick and the mirror with the silver cardstock - brilliant!

  8. Jodi, this is just adorable and oh so clever. And what a cutie!

  9. Stunning lay out Jodi and i just adore your little flip flops with egg dies!!! Wonderful idea and so many details to look at!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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