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Birthday Layout Featuring Cook

by Kris Berc | March 3, 2013

Hi Ruby Rock-It fans, it's Kris Berc here with a layout featuring the Cook collection.  My little girl turned 3 last week... here she is with her cake, candles and piggy tails with lots of beautiful Cook goodies!


I included two embellishment clusters, each consisting of an odd number of items (7 in the left and 3 in the right), a design principle that I strive to stick to in everything I create. I positioned the "May all your dreams come true" sentiment diecut beneath the photo and between the embellishment clusters as a way to help all the pieces flow together.

Tucking some embellishments partially beneath the photo and some above it, and layering embellishments with foam squares, are just a couple of simple ways to build dimension on the layout without causing too much bulk.


The beautiful pink doily-like Cook diecut glitter cardstock comes with a solid pink edge around it, about 1/4-inch wide. While it's pretty, I decided that for this layout I wanted to remove that pink edge, so I used my precision scissors to cut it off. This left white edges around the "doily" which I lightly inked with brown ink.


I finished the layout off by adding some faux pearl detailing around the edge of the "doily" with my pearl pen.

Supply List:

Alphabet - Kraft

Cardstock Diecuts - Birthday

Cook Diecut Cardstock

Cook Cardstock - Household Rules

Cook Cardstock - Patchwork

Cook Cardstock - Quilt

Cook Diecut Pack

Cook Florals

Glittered Florals - Blush

Thanks for stopping by Ruby Rock-It today!  

Kris Berc

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