Okay, I actually created this layout to scrap my daughter's first day of fourth grade but it just so happened that the post fell on her Birthday! More reason to celebrate!
The bright, yet warm colors of the Country Charm style work so well as we say good-bye to summer and welcome fall. I absolutely adore the Country Bloom pattern and I wanted it to be one of the focuses on my layout. To create interest and keep but keep it subtle, I added texture to cardstock using a Spellbinders M-bossibilities folder which was large enough to cover the entire piece of cardstock on the left side of my layout.
To create my embellishments, I used flower die templates and cut out the centers of the strawberries and other pattern paper. Then I layered them and used a foam dot to adhere them to the layout.
I used a butterfly die cut out coordinating pattern which came straight from the flowers in the Country Bloom paper. Then I cut out a flourish for the base of them.
I hope you've been inspired by this simple, yet bold layout. I know that I've been inspired by this amazing young lady who is growing up right before my eyes!