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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!

Step by Step layout from Gerry

Hi dear MHC fans!

It`s Gerry here today with my step by step layout.

I mixed here two collections of The Scrap Cake – one of the new collection “One Moment in Time” and “The Bright Side of Life”.

I mixed also 4 different MHC flowers and I hand-made three flowers from MHC bloomers.

Perhaps you noticed that my photo is not perfect but it didn`t stop  me to scrap it. I`m not a fan of Photoshop and I didn`t want to edit it.

You also see that I don`t have a title. Instead I used a sentiment I printed from the Internet. It`s kind of a message to my kids. And of course I`ll make this layout once again so both kids will have a copy of it one day :-)


  • My very first step was to cut the frames out of the pattern paper.  N.B. I used it on my layout turned clockwise (only once).
  • From the other pattern paper I cut carefully the frame and I used the rest of the paper as a background of my layout.
  • Then I hand-stitched the inner side of the frames.

  • I also cut out the leaves so I can add them later on.
  • On the layout you can see that I colored the edges of the leaves and I embossed them.


  • Then I began making my hand made-flowers. I chose the big white bloomers.
  • I used Glimmer Mist to paint them.

  • I chose the little grey bloomers to add in the middle of the blue ones.
  • I layered 4 blue and 4 grey bloomers. Before I glued them to each other I embossed them – just a little bit.
  • The were all glued only in the middle and folded upwards.
  • You can INK the edges of the bloomers.
  • You can STAMP the bloomers before you attach them to each other.
  • You can EMBOSS them using EMBOSSING FOLDER (Time Holtz, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc.)
  • You can CHANGE the shape of the bloomers but cutting the point edges and turn them into round shaped bloomers.
  • You can add “GLOSSY ACCENTS” to the centers to give even more dimension.
  • You can decorate the edges with “STICKLES”

  • My hand-made flowers were all cupped i.e. I chose to be folded in one direction.
  • I added a big bead in the middle.
  • I added also stamens in the hole of the bead.


  • My next step was to prepare the chipboard pieces I wanted to use.
  • They were all panted with modeling paste.
  • Then painted partly with Glimmer Glam.


  • This big flower was created with three different flowers.
  • The brown one you see underneath was cut into two and used as “background” for the other two flowers.
  • The white and the light pink flowers were “piled up”.
  • Don`t forget to remove the stamens of the brown and white flowers and store them. You can always use them later when you create  your hand-made flowers for other projects.


  • My last step was to adhere everything on my layout.
  • It`s always a puzzle for me to find the right place for everything ;-)…But in the end I solve the puzzle successfully!

  • I added the extra leaves that I cut out in advance to the clusters of flowers.

  • The sentiment was stamped on a piece of pattern paper and cut out.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my step x step layout today!

A Layout from Gerry

Hi  friends!

Gerry`s here with my latest layout using gorgeous new flowers and using the newest collection from The Scrap Cake – the beautiful “Cozy Xmas”.

Flowers used:

  • Fairy floss – Soft pink
  • Marguerite – floral
  • Frosted wild rose (N.B. I used only the branch with leaves!)
  • Beautiful – rose red

I decorated the Fairy Floss flowers by adding pearls.

I also added puffy paint to one of the leaves to match the puffy paint I added to the tiny cones.

And a few more close-ups….

I did some stamping, masking and I used rub-ons to decorate this corner….

I used mini bells and embroidery thread to make this mini “Xmas tree”.

Hope you enjoyed my layout today!


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