Sunday, March 30, 2014

Step x step layout with Grapic 45

Hi everyone... today, I have a layout, complete with step x step instructions, which I made for the Graphic 45 blog today. I've used the cute 'Mother goose' collection, for this bright, summery layout starring my son jack.

Graphic 45_ Mother goose layout_March family friendly step x step, karen Shady
Graphic 45_Mother goose_layout_ closeup 1_march_karen shady
Graphic 45_Mother goose_layout_ closeup 2_march_karen shady
Materials list: Graphic 45 ‘Mother goose’ paper collection – Mother Goose, Storytime, A Pocket Full of Posies, Little Boy Blue

Other: Manor House Creations flowers and leaves, Magnolia doo-hicky die, black card, foam tape.
Karen Shady's Mother Goose Layout Tutorial
1. Cut the frame from the ‘Mother goose paper
2. Turn the paper over, and use reverse side of ‘Mother goose’ paper. Adhere both to cardstock backing.
3. To create the sun, cut a circle shape from ‘A pocket full of posies’ paper, roughly 14 cm (5.4 inches) diameter. TIP: I have used a die to cut the circle, but, you can use any small round object, such as a plate, a lid or similar.
4. Draw and cut out 1 ‘sun ray’, then use that as a guide to cut 5 more, the same size.
5. Cut a rectangle to size, from ‘Story time’ paper, and assemble as shown above. Add your photos, and a die cut fence, cut from black cardstock.
6. Fussy cut above images, mount onto foam tape, and adhere, as shown onto layout, along with your choice of flowers, and leaves.
Graphic 45_ Mother goose layout_March family friendly step x step, karen Shady

Thanks for calling in today. I hope you liked my little step x step... I have some really exciting news to share in a couple of days, so, please call back in again soon... 


  1. It's really sweet Karen, love the fussy cutting.

  2. A gorgeous story book page for Jack…just beautiful :D

  3. Cute layout, love all your fussy cutting!!

  4. This is a beautiful layout Karen and your son is soooo cute!!

  5. Love what you have done with Graphics 45 "Mother Goose" collection papers. Real cute bright and cheerful layout. x