Friday, January 1, 2021

SJLS #1 This is the Way Layout

Sassy January Layout Series - #1

Welcome to the first of 31 layouts that will be shared during January!

This is the Way Layout - featuring the Black Ore and Pearl Papers!

This layout is so about the textures and blending them together!  The base is our White Pearl paper - so not a true white but richer in texture and feel with a matte finish.  The black throughout the layout is Black Ore which is a heavier weight paper with a shimmery metallic finish which of course makes it perfect (at least in my mind) for anything galactic!!

The little character is cut out of our Oasis Holographic paper.  We have had this paper a few years and I absolutely love it!  This shading however is my all time favorite of our offerings (even over the Twinkle Toes Pink which is adorable!).  Being holographic, it truly picks up, and pulls from the colors that it is surrounded by so in this case, the green tones are emphasized by the Julep in the patterned paper.  Absolutely love the pair together.  I am constantly amazed at how well the Holographic paper cuts both on the Cricut (for the Maker use the Holographic cardstock setting) and with Die Cutting machines.

Other details to take note of are the Julep Loose Sequins that are placed on the layout.  These again pull the holographic colors and add just that little touch of unexpected sass.

My little character and the fonts were purchased on Etsy as SVG's, then uploaded, resized, welded and re-envisioned and in Cricut Design Space.  There are so many options available to us as scrapbookers to create that perfect layout!  My family's Christmas was all about this little character and his counterpart  which made this layout such a joy to create and design.  The graphic for the pod was designed using images from Close To My Heart's Cricut collection in Design Space.  If you don't have this digital collection, it is certainly one of my faves!  You can add it to your collection using my affiliate link and I will receive a little % of the sale.  (so I thank you in advance).

For many who know me well, know that I love to take the time spent creating a layout, and use the same materials, ideas, and concepts to create cards and vice versa.  With that being said, once I created this layout, I immediately thought how awesome some of these elements would look on a card.  So, guess what?  I did just that and designed a card to go with the layout - tweaking the size, and a few of the elements.

I again used that Black Ore paper for the background of the card.  It truly screams galactic with the metallic shimmer.  This time, I chose to just use the Silver Foil and cut it with our new Diagonal Slimline Thin Cut.  I took the card one step further, and made it a shaker card by adding acetate, Thin Foam Tape and our Silver Star Confetti.  This created the perfect background!  Then I just added my sentiment, and my little character.  Because this was a smaller palette, and I wasn't using much green to pull the reflection of the Holographic paper, I used Julep cs for his head.  I love how the finished project turned out!


Today's partnering special features the Black Ore and Pearl Paper.  You may order a pack for $6.50 it either color or you can order a set of both for $12.  There is nothing additional for shipping or tax so it is a great savings to try out this fabulous product that you are most certainly going to fall in love with!  This special is available until 9:59am on 1-2-2021.

This special, and layout kit, as well as the bonus offering of the "Celebrate You Must" Shaker cards are available in my shop at: as a part of the Sassy January Layout Series.  For more details on this series, click here.

Supplies used:  (Z3879) Black Ore Paper, (Z3881) Pearl Paper, (Z3366) Silver Foil Paper, (Z3636) Oasis Holographic Paper, (X6029) Julep cs, (retired) Every Little Thing Paper, (X5950) Toffee cs, (Z3566) Julep Loose Sequins, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z3908) Diagonal Stripe Slimline Thin Cut, (X257) Slimline Cards and Envelopes, (Z3440) Tombow Liquid Glue.

These items can be purchased at:

1 comment:

  1. So very cute Tanya, what a great set to show off one of my favorite characters of the year.