It’s exciting to use new products, and the “early release” Ornate Layers Dies worked perfectly for today’s layout. I had fun combining the new die-cuts with Annual Catalog Bird Ballad Designer Paper.

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Ornate Layers


I began with the long, narrow, Ornate Layers Die, and a Petal Pink print of Bird Ballad Designer Paper. Doesn’t this pattern look like dotted Swiss fabric.  When I was in my teens, one of my favorite dresses was made of Dotted Swiss, and I love this feminine paper.

A second Ornate Layers Die was used to cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped “hello,” from the Country Home Stamp Set, in Mossy Meadow Ink.


Next, I used a Layering Squares Die to cut a sweet bird from the Bird Ballad DSP for my focal point. I framed the bird with a scrap of Mossy Meadow Cardstock, cut with a scalloped Layering Squares Die. This itty, bitty edge really makes a difference.

I wanted to keep the background simple, and used Whisper White Cardstock with Subtle Textured embossing on a Thick Whisper White card base.


The design was completed with a bow of Seam Binding Ribbon, and three little pearls.


My layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.


I’m also sharing with Global Design Project’s Spring theme.


The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.


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