Hi Happy Arty Days Friends!

I am so excited to be participating in Round 2 of the Kaisercraft DT Applications!
Having spent the past 2 years on the Kaisercraft team, I already feel like the luckiest creative alive!
 That said, it would be a true honour (& dream come true) to renew my contract for a third year - so please wish me luck!
You all know how much I LOVE my Kaisercraft, and with all the wonderful new products coming this year, well...need I say more?! ;)

Round 2 requires one project from the stunning NEW Boho Dreams collection. 
This task is easier said than done. Boho Dreams is so divinely gorgeous that I could've created an entire album of layouts, cards, & off the page pretties - not to mention planner pages galore!
In the end though, I couldn't go past the Specialty Paper: Dreamcatcher Die Cut, so I created this layout....

"You Make Me Smile"

Isn't that Specialty Paper just stunning?!!
Told you Boho Dreams was GORGEOUS! Such a warm, fun and contemporary collection!
Perfect for scrapping my Free Spirit with!

Kaisercraft Products: PS455 | Dreamcatcher Die Cut, P2107 | Feathers, P2108 | Young, P2109 | Wild, P2110 | Free, P2113 | Bohemian, P2114 | Adventurer, CT858 | Collectables, CD102 | Licorice, DD507 | Nesting Circles, DD769 | Be Yourself Word Pack, DD146 | You Make Me Smile, T303 | Foam Tape, T314 | Double Sided Tape 6mm.

So what was my inspiration for this layout? Great question.

Have you ever wished you could create the Silhouette Cameo Digital Cut File look without having the expensive machine?
Well, I do!
 & when I saw the Specialty Paper: Dreamcatcher Die Cut 
I knew that all my (Boho) Dreams had come true.

I also found that selecting just one or two sheets of this gorgeous patterned paper was way too hard.
Why not use a good dozen of them? I mean, they're too pretty not to showcase, right?

And how about creating a layout that has three levels of appeal  - one version for beginner scrappers, one for intermediates, and one for the more advanced scrapbooker? I tell you, my ideas are just endless for this collection!!!
But enough chattering about it, let's get on with the good stuff...

I always start my layouts with a 'flat lay' shot of what pattern paper combinations will work well together - you'll see from my photo below that I was already sold on that Dreamcatcher Die Cut before I even got started!

It's just such a fabulous design! 

And if you're a beginner, or less confident scrapbooker, here's how you can incorporate this Specialty Paper into your page design...

I know, even just on white, negative space this paper is WOW!
Most of you will know how much I adore a 'clean' look & this is just up my alley!
 To create this look, use the Nesting Circles Decorative Dies to cut the denim pattern paper
P2110 | Free,  & your photograph.
Combine and layer with some stunning Boho Dreams Collectables and,
A super pretty page that really draws you into your special photograph.

If you're a more seasoned scrapbooker, or love a lil more colour, the page above was part of my planning process. Next up, I used the Specilaty Die Cut as a template and began tracing the shapes I'd need to fill my design with to create that Cutfile look....

TIPS: Use soft lead pencil so you can erase any marks on your Specialty Paper at the end of the template process.
Be sure to draw onto the reverse side of the patterned paper that  you're using too!
When it comes to snipping out the shapes, cut 5mm wider than your pencil lines to allow room for taping down.

As I snipped my shapes out, I started arranging them in my proposed layout plan -
 just to make sure I had the right colour & pattern combinations...

Once happy with the colour and pattern cut shapes, attach to the Specialty Paper using Kaisercraft Double Sided Tape 6mm. 

You could easily just leave it like this and it would still look amazing!
What a clever design that Dreamcatcher is!
And doesn't it already look like one of those fancy cutfile layouts?!!

Level 2: Intermediate scrapbookers, or lovers of colour!
Attach your denim nested circle and photograph, with layered Collectables as per the beginner version. Mount the embellished Dreamcatcher onto the bluewash, distressed boards paper
P2113 | Bohemian and Voila!

Another stunning layout for your album....

I ADORE this colour combination! Soooo very pretty and it has a real bohemium warmth to it as well! 

But for the more advanced, confident scrapboooker, you have a few more details to complete...

Firstly, you'll need to attach the center Nesting Circles cuts, & Collectables, with Kaisercraft Foam Tape to add a lil more dimension. 
Secondly, mount your embellished Dreamcatcher to the more bold and contemporary, black and white stripes paper, P2108 | Young. 

Using a bolder pattern paper, as opposed to a pretty coordinating one, will give more 'pop' and 'wow' factor to your layout. It really showcases that Dreamcatcher perfectly, don't you think?

Thirdly, to complete the look and add more of the cut-file look, cut the titles from black cardstock, CD102 | Licorice and use the Decorative Dies: DD769 | Be Yourself Word Pack and DD146 | You Make Me Smile. Attach to layout.


 A striking, and truly stunning layout with Boho Dreams!
And I must mention that super awesome girl with the camera Collectable - isn't she the coolest?!

She really reflects my pretty subject in my photograph! So sweet!
I just love it!

And there you have it!
My Kaisercraft 2016/17 Design Team Entry
I hope you liked it 
 feel a lil inspired to start pre-ordering Boho Dreams from your local Scrapbook store now!

Thankyou for stopping by and wishing me luck!
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

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  1. Amazing as always Amanda x

  2. Just amazing !! Simply wonderful.

  3. Very impressive! I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765612883977/ Good luck to you!

  4. Stunning layout Amanda Jayne!! Best of luck but you won't need it!! ❤

  5. Oh, totally amazing :D Good luck!!! ♥

  6. Fantastic LO and very interesting idea with die-cut! I wish you good luck, Amanda!

  7. If it were my team I would NEVER let you go!! Wishing you luck, but with your creative talents I don't think you need it! X

  8. Good luck Amanda your layout is stunning.

  9. Fabulous post and step by step, I love your layout, wishing you lots of luck!

  10. Stunning AJ! I love your work. Good luck tho I'm sure you wont need it. They would be cray cray not to have you again xx

  11. You're a winner. Perfection in design!

  12. Amazing job! I wish you luck and I wish we'll be in the same team ;) <3

  13. awesome work as always , enjoy :)

  14. Absolutely beautiful, best of luck..xx

  15. OMG Such a biatch I am!!! I have looked at this a 1000 times and didnt comment.... my bad !!! I love this !! I dont have a cutting machine and always want the look of those types of layouts. This is a fabulous idea and I am going to scrap lift it!!! Good Luck xxx

  16. Fantastic layout Amanda. Good luck :) Crossing fingers for you :)