Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Moment in Time

Hello, chipboard fans! It is my turn again on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I am sharing another 8" x 8" scrapbook layout. I plan to use these as dividers in a box of monthly layouts...if I ever get them all finished!
This week I made a sparkly, snowy January page. I used a ton of glitter and embossing enamel on the project (unfortunately, the camera did not pick up the sparkle very well). I added lots of layers of paper and chipboard to create my frosty layout.
Start with some chipboard tags (Decorative Chipboard Tags Large and Small Tag Set) and the mittens from the Winter Shape Set. Paint the edges of the chipboard with white acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.
Pull out other shapes and items in a winter theme. For my project I selected: snowflakes and the "Let it Snow" sentiment from the Winter Shape Set, a clock from Skeleton Clocks, Clockwork Penny Farthing, the circle from Scribbled Frames and Lines Set, the circles and arrow from the Mixed Media Fragments 3 Set, and a phrase from Words and Phrases 1.

Paint all shapes with white acrylic paint.
While the paint is wet, add glitter, embossing powder, and embossing enamel to the shapes as desired.
Assemble the layout by cutting a piece of black cardstock to 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". Attach the Graphic 45 Childrens' Hour 8x8 Calendar Pad January page to the cardstock.
Begin to assemble the layers. Cut banners from Graphic 45 Place in Time January paper  and attach to the top of the page as shown. Cover the large tag with Graphic 45 Children's Hour January Montage paper and sponge the edges with white paint.

Attach the tag to the layout as shown.
Begin to add the other chipboard shapes as desired. Use foam adhesive to pop some of the shapes off the page. (Please note that I prepared more shapes than I actually used on the final layout.)
Cover the mitten shapes with Graphic 45 Place in Time January paper and sponge the edges with white paint.
Add the mittens and a sentiment from Graphic 45 Children's Hour January Collective paper.
The "A Moment in Time" sentiment is covered is glitter!
Add some metal elements for more sparkle! I used silver buttons to keep with the winter theme.
Thanks for looking! If you would like to see the other calendar pages I have made so far, keep reading!
If you want to see the post for the August Layout, click HERE. 

The post for the October Layout is HERE).

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:
Decorative Chipboard Tags Large
Small Tag Set
Winter Shape Set
Skeleton Clocks
Clockwork Penny Farthing (not used in the final project)
Scribbled Frames and Lines Set
Mixed Media Fragments 3 Set
Words and Phrases 1

Partner products:
Graphic 45 papers: Place in Time January paperChildren's Hour 8x8 Calendar PadChildren's Hour January Montage paperChildren's Hour January Collective paper

Cardstock: CutCardStock Eclipse Black Linen
Paint: Plaid Folkart Wicker White acrylic, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Embossing enamel: Stampendous Shabby Blue
Embossing powder: Close to My Heart White, Hampton Art glitter white, Ranger Sticky, Art Glitter Dusty Blue
Glitter: Elizabeth Craft Designs Warm Diamonds
Pigment ink: Colorbox Sweet Tooth
Buttons: stash
Adhesive: tape runner, foam tape, white glue


  1. Gloria, I don't get by often, but I sure am happy I did today! Love these calendar pages with all those details! I have to say those glittery chippies make January my favorite--and it's my birthday month! Tee Hee! I hope you and your family had a joy filled Merry Christmas, and that the New Year will bring wonderful moments for you! hugs!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sara! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year is full of blessings!

  2. Happy New Year and thanks for the inspiration!