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Other Products: Distress Inks: Vintage Photo; Peeled Paint; Edge Distressor; Seam Binding; May Arts Gold Thread; Gold Glimmer Mist; Trunk Bay Glimmer Mist; white cardstock; Mandarin Orange Archival ink; Coffee Archival Ink, photo from the internet.

For more tips on creating with the Wildwood Cottage collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/g8WLXE8hLRk.

For more tips on creating with the Young at Heart collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kmqAVM6ibfM.

Instructions: Begin with a 12”x12” paper from the Young at Heart Collection. Select 2 more papers and cut them as follows 11.5”x11.5”; 8.5”x8.5”; 7.5”x7.5” and you will need 3 card panels 2- 6”x6” and 1 cut down to 5”x5”. Edge distress these papers and ink the edges with vintage photo distress ink. Cut one of the 6”x6” panels in half as we will use this as layers.

From these same papers cut banners (flags) measuring 1 to 1.5 inches wide and two inches long, we will need 11 total, ink the edges. Cut one festive holiday die from one of the papers and the border from a white cardstock. Using the luggage and tag die, cut out two tags from the tag sheet, distress the edges and ink with vintage photo.

Stamp and cut 2 sets of the 9 set of wildwood florals using coffee archival ink on white card.  Color with mandarin orange archival ink; pierce with paper piercer. Mold from back and insert pollen. Cut and stamp 6 of the leaf spray from the Simply Classic set on white card using coffee archival ink; color with peeled paint.

Color the seam binding by using the glimmer mists and heat set to dry. Wrap around the larger 6x6 card panel, which will soon be a photo mat. Assemble your layout using all the layers; photo is 4.75” x 4.75” matted on a black mat and then on a white mat 5.25” x 5.25”. Don’t forget to tuck in the border on the right side and the festive holiday die on the left. Search for the road trip sentiment strip and cut out the Adventure tag for added layers. Detail the corners of the layout using glue gloss and crystal clear and detail all the wildwood florals with the same.



Created By: Karan Gerber



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