Monday, April 14


hello scrappy friends!

MERLY IMPRESSIONS april challenge is up!

this month we challenge you to cut your papers - use "punches, dies or die cuts" to create a stunning layout! 

here is my challenge sample layout, featuring the amazing new "BLUBELLE" collection from KAISERCRAFT.


for my background I used the KAISERCARD navy wave cardstock and the azure pattern paper from the KAISERCRAFT “blubelle” collection. i cut and distressed the edges of the pattern paper and drew a tiny border around it. 

and since the challenge this month is “punches, dies or die-cuts”, i used a lot of all three of them on my page!

for the flower clusters i used KAISERCRAFT paper blooms coral and printed flower die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack. i added die cut flourishes and leaves - i used MARIANNE design dies, KAISERCARD navy wave cardstock and oxford pattern paper.

i decorated some of my die cuts with KAISERCRAFT self adhesive rhinestones dark blue.

to embellish my layout i used various SPELLBINDERS dies {timeless rectangles}, sentiments from the COLLECTABLES pack and the large banner stickers from the BLUBELLE collection 12" sticker sheet.

to create the colourful border i used MARTHA STEWART "vintage doily" border punch with cardstock and pattern paper, die cuts from the 6.5″ paper pad and KAISERCRAFT lace pack white.

the 12″ sticker sheet and the 6,5″ PAPER PAD matching this collection, are perfect to create tailor made embellishments. i fussy cut and layered a lot of different elements from these products.

the banners and the cardstock doily are from the COLLECTABLES pack.

here is a list with all the products you can find in the MERLY IMPRESSIONS online shop:
i hope i managed to inspire you today! 

and don’t forget you’ve got until 1pm on MAY 2nd, 2014 to add your creation to the gallery under the MERLY IMPRESSIONS' april challenge post
we will then choose our favourite layout to win a fantastic prize – a £25.00 voucher to spend on anything you want from the MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store

have a lovely week!

hugs 'n smiles,


Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is such a beautiful layout !!! I love the colors you used and the overall design !!!


Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome layout, Emmy! Love those diecuts!

April said...

Wonderful layout with fabulous details!