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Step by Step layout from Gerry

Hello everyone!

It`s Gerry here today with my step x step layout for March. I chose working with beautiful spring colors. “My Private Happiness” collection combined with gorgeous new MHC flowers makes the perfect combination.

And this is my layout that I`m going to show you how to create. You understand it`ll be a long post today so please take your time :-)

Flowers I used:

Love creating on white card stock because it gives me a lot of possibilities to play with the background. In this case I chose two colors paint. The yellow was misted but as you can see I have only tiny splashes of  blue here and there . And I added splashes of yellow as well.


One of the pattern papers in “My Private Happiness” has a beautiful lattice. Well I couldn`t just “leave” it and I decided to fussy cut it and use it on my background.


In the middle of the layout I masked those bricks with modeling paste. When it was dry I noticed I didn`t achieve the dimension I wanted so I decided to add something more…..and I added puffy paint.

N.B. Before I added the puffy paint I outlined the “bricks” with black fine liner.

If you look carefully the photo half of the masking is only with modeling paste and the other half is with puffy paint. I took that photo especially to show you the difference :-)


  • Firstly, I distressed the edges of the card stock.
  • Secondly, I cut out flourish from the pattern paper.
  • I also cut out strips from the pattern paper so I can frame “my bricks”
  • Then I placed my two photos on the left side just to see how it`d look like
  • I was satisfied and I attached  1. the “frame” 2. the photos and 3. the flourish


  • Before I began with the flowers I used punched border to decorate both the flourish above and my photos.
  • I adhered the title “Easter” on the punched border.
  • Now it was time to use one of the big flowers (“Frosting”) – I needed the pink one so I tore/cut it in parts.
  • Just for your information what I tried to create with those punched borders was little balconies :-) with flowers and eggs peeking out of the balcony.

All the petals were used to decorate the cut-out flourishes.


Now it`s time for the colorful Sprinkles. I chose 6 flowers in total

  •  Three to decorate this cute basket (on the right side of the photos) and three for the left side of the photos.
  • N.B. The yellow flower on the right and the green on the left side were cut into two!!!


  • The yellow and green halves I used to decorate my other cute basket.
  • I also added the Cutie Pie flower in the middle.
  • Then I adhered the year “2011”


As a final touch to the flowers I added one more Cutie Pie flower on the very left side.


My last step was to add some cut out embellishments – bird, swirls, etc.

I hope you enjoyed my Step by Step layout this month. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

Thank you!

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4 responses »

  1. Absolutely stunning!!!!! fab tutorial too!

  2. Thanks for showing us “how it’s done” Gerry – loved seeing how all those details go together.

  3. this is perfection Gerry… A stunning piece of artwork, thanks for sharing xx

  4. Gerry how on earth did you do all that background cutting with such perfection! You’re awesome girl! Gorgeous page in so many ways. Love the colours and details. It makes me feel happy just looking at it.


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