Patches of Pink Design Team Project - "Inspire" 12x12 Double Layout

Time for another Patches of Pink Link-Up Party! August is Happiness Awareness Month and everyone on the Patches of Pink Design Team has created projects which express what makes us happy. One thing that always makes me happy is being creative! I haven't learned how to sew, yet (other than a few small pillows I made when I was little), but one of these days I would love to learn.

For this project, I wanted to create an elegant sewing room scene. All of the papers on this layout come from the K&Company Life's Journey collection; most of the papers in this collection look like fabric so they work perfectly. This is a standard 12"x12" double layout featuring one 4"x6" photo mat and three 4"x4" photo mats.

The title is cut Home Accents Cricut cartridge...

the dress form is cut from the French Manor cartridge, the tag is cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge and the spool of thread is cut from the Country Life cartridge. 

The desk and chair are cut from the Sentimentals cartridge, the sewing machine is cut from the Heritage cartridge and the chandelier is cut from the Home Decor cartridge. 

I wrapped the photo mats in twine and accented them with buttons. I love this paper; it reminds me of old sewing patterns. 

Everything has been heavily inked and all cuts have been popped up on foam for added dimension. 

The tag is hand stamped and attached to the dress form with twine and a small button...  

...and I used small pearls for the drawer pulls. 

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Home Accents, Home Decor, French Manor, Sweet Treats, Country Life, Heritage and Sentiments
K&Company Amy Butler Lotus Greeting Clear Stamp Set
Paper: K&Company Life's Journey and Recollections cardstock 



abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful! Love all your details!


August 11, 2011 at 12:25 AM
Jean said...

I love this layout. I just got a sewing machine for my birthday in April and I have really enjoyed learning to sew so far.

August 11, 2011 at 12:27 AM
callyannc said...

This is beautiful and I just became a new follower too! I hope you do not mind if I copy and make this layout for my scrapbook. It is awesome. Thanks CallyAnn

August 11, 2011 at 2:15 AM
CraftyShell said...

All I can say is WOW! Beyond stunning.

August 11, 2011 at 3:01 AM
June Houck said...

THUD. My jaw is on the floor. Your choice of papers and die cuts is perfection. I absolutely love this!!!

Thank you for leaving me the loveliest of comments! I have perused your recent blog posts and I am your newest fan and follower.

August 11, 2011 at 8:21 AM
Pookie said...

Stunning, I LOVE your work. Beautiful Job. One day I'll get my hands on french manor. :-) Sewing can be fun or it can be daunting. LOL, funny how that is. I just did a alteration for a friend of a friend an WOW, I didn't enjoy a single minute of it. I do love the outcome of sewing things for the girls though.


August 11, 2011 at 11:34 AM
Annette M said...

This beautiful!!! Love it! You just inspired me to create, hope mine is half as gorgeous as yours!

August 11, 2011 at 2:41 PM
Shelly said...

Beautiful!! You always inspire me! Love the layout!

August 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM
Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Such beautiful work!

August 13, 2011 at 7:30 AM
Missy said...

Wow this layout is fantastic, so full of detail---gorgeous!!!

August 14, 2011 at 2:07 PM
A Flynn said...

I LOVE THE VINTAGE LOOK and can appreaciate the time and heartfelt effort put into that project! Perfection!

August 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM
Creative Cutter Room said...

This is Gorgeous! I am a new follower and can't wait to check back again. Stop by my site sometime for a some fun Cricut info. TFS your beautiful layout.

August 20, 2011 at 1:15 AM
Cynthia Shank said...

I am wondering which Cricut cartridge I can use that has a spool thread, scissors, and other sewing things. Any ideas?

August 21, 2013 at 4:31 PM

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Hi, my name is Faith Abigail and I enjoy all forms of paper crafting. This blog features the cards, scrapbook layouts, mini-albums and 3D projects that I have created.