Colorful Summer Layout with the Word Punch Board

Hi everybody! I’m so happy to be here and to share a happy time with you! My name is Maria Celeste Gonzalo but everybody calls me Celes… Today we are going to make a colorful summer layout. I love rainbows and butterflies so I decided to include them in this special layout.

Let’s use this wonderful tool: the Word Punch Board. I’m going to show how to take it to the next level. Making a layout with it never was so easy.

You need one white textured cardstock 12”X12″ as your base. And, as we are going to make a rainbow, you need ten colors of textured cardstock 12”X12. In my case, I used the textured cardstock 12”X12″- Pastels.

Cut twenty strips of color paper (two of each color) of 5/8” w x 12” h.

Think ten words that mean summer for you or that are related to the photo you chose. I chose: “Relax, Dreams, Happiness, Sea, Beach, Sand, Dock, Summer, Sunset, Memories” This photo is special for me and when I see it… these are the words that show everything that was happening in that moment. Punch every word with your Word Punch Board Tool: 1- five of them on the left end of the strips, 2- the remaining five on the right end of of the other strips.

Put your base paper on your working mat. Glue the first strip of color paper (in this case you need to cut of 3/8” w of the strip). Then, you are going to add the first word. Place this second strip 1/2” from the first one. Repeat the process until you get to 10 strips.

Now, you are going to glue the last strip of your last color. Remember to cut of 3/8” w of the strip before adding it to your layout. Then your are going to keep adding your words but in the opposite direction. You will leave 1/2” from each other. Repeat the process until you get to center of your layout.

Cut some butterflies or flowers with a punch using the same color papers you have. Use them to decorate the end of every strip.

Add you photo and decorate it with more butterflies. Remember to stamp or write the date. If you like you can write something special too.

I hope you like this idea!

See you next time!

Supplies: (71259) Textured Cardstock 12″X12″ Solid White, (71259) Textured Cardstock 12″X12″ Pastels, (340261) Solid adhesive runner, (661599) WeR Memory Keepers Word Punch Board, (54-30308) Large Punch Confetti Butterfly, (660581) We R Memory Keepers The Works All-In-One Tool

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