January Design Team Reveal-The Die Cut

Probably my favorite part of the January Kit was this die cut paper by Basic Grey from the "Origins" collection. However, this paper isn't really a die cut. It is actually a 12x12 piece of paper, square shaped, with a pattern on the back. The black and cream side just lends itself to becoming a die cut shaped paper.

So let's take a look at the ways the design team put this great paper to use.

First up is this incredibly creative design by Jeni Boisvert. She cut off the tips of the design and flipped two of them to reveal the pattern on the backside (the yellow) and then regrouped them to form a unique base for her layout.
"The Wonder Years" by Jeni Boisvert

Next up is Karen, who inspired my layout. She cut around the border of the black and cream shape in the paper and then traced this onto the cardstock and attached the two halves, thus saving the other half of the paper for later projects and creating a unique design.
"You Will Never Be Alone" by Karen Grunberg

Next is this design by Larissa who cut around the shape and used the whole thing for her background in this stunning design. A piece of the Webster's paper forms the center of the layout and a place for her to place her pictures and other embellishments.
"Girly" by Larissa Albernaz
Here is my layout where you can see how I was inspired by Karen's creative design. However, I added a band of the Webster's patterned paper vertically across the layout to break up the design a little bit and added color.
"Engaged" by Jennifer Findlay

Next we have this gorgeous nearly monochromatic layout from Stacy Cohen. The pops of red really stand out. Like Larissa, she cut out the design and used it as the base for her layout creating a really striking design.
"Moment" by Stacy Cohen

Lastly, we have this creation from Tonya Dirk. She cut the shape from the paper and used it as the top half of this layout. The bottom half is the other half and backside of the patterned paper. She joined the two together with the Hambly doily paper and some beautiful lace.
"You Take My Breath Away by Tonya Dirk
That is it for my sharing of the January Kit layouts. You can see more of the design team's wok with the kit in the gallery here. You can also still pick up a January kit here.


Jeni Boisvert said...

I love seeing all the different takes using the same paper! This paper was FABULOUS to work with...LOve it!

Shelley Haganman said...

Great layouts! LOVE the die cut!