Just one of the many things that Scenic Route Paper is so good at is boy themed papers and accessories - though there are plenty of feminine ranges, they really shine at boys as well, and that's really reflected in most of the layouts in this weekend inspiration.
Having said that, Surprise! their new birthday range swings both ways pretty successfully - the bright colours work just perfectly with both girls and boys birthday party photos. Suz has created this fun layout of the obligatory candle blowing-out scene at her son Alex's seventh birthday party and had plenty of fun cutting out seven candles, giving them a bit of dimension and even glittering them up with the fun new Pink Paislee Pixee Stix glitters.
Caz couldn't go past these Metropolis papers by Scenic Route when scrapping this gorgeous photo she took of her son 2 years ago. The orange and blues matched his t-shirt and over shirt perfectly. Caz decided to create her own card-stock letters for the title to match colours in the paper. She changed the letters in the title to different colours, added a black square around each of them and then cut them out individually.
In case you were wondering about the chunks cut out of the background paper - when Caz came to chose a paper to matt the whole page on she realised that she had cut the circle accents from the other side of the one that she liked the best. One of the circles happened to be right on the edge and would be visible. So she used it anyway and cut a few more semi circles out of the layout so it looked like she did it on purpose.
Starting with a base of Kraft and a Hambly clear overlay grid, Nicole created this gorgeous layout depicting her son's puppet creation using paper and embellishments from Scenic Route's Laurel range. She added chipboard accents and arrow die cuts to create the feeling of the energy that our little boys all have inside! She finished it all off using stamps from Pink Paislee.
Sometimes all a layout needs is a title to tell the story. Mel has used her all time favourite alphabet letters to create the title (Scenic Route Black Berkely) for this page and a mix of several Providence products - patterned papers, buttons and Friends stickers.
Not exactly Christmas colours, but a Christmas layout, all the same! Nic Howard has used the bold colours of Scenic Route Grafton to create this layout showing her family Christmas card photo from last year. Layers of Grafton papers, a sheet of Scenic Route Kraft cardstock with Scenic Route alpha stickers and a Christmas rub-on from one of their rub-on packs and this layout is complete.
We love the new Scenic Route Sonoma range and these layouts by Vicki Boutin shows it off wonderfully! These layouts have heaps of texture with embellishments created from the patterned paper in the range and a fabulous border below the photos. Vicki has finished the layouts using the Sonoma buttons and a few of the Scenic Route clear stamps. Thanks for sharing, Vicki!
The inspiration just goes on and on this weekend with Scenic Route Papers so easy and beautiful to use. Here are two more stunning examples of what you can do with the Sonoma range by Kathie Link. We love her handcut flowers as well and quirky paper-pieced vases in this second layout, and she shows just how versatile this range is by giving it a completely different distressed look in 'At My Desk'. Thanks Kathie for sharing your talent!
We thank Alison Shearer for these two layouts. Usually known for pages on her beautiful daughter, here she has tried her hand at the boyish Grafton range of papers with a boy toddler, and is no less skilled at them! We love the slightly weathered look she has given the papers, and the greens and turquoises truly jump from the neutral brown and kraft backgrounds. She's also cleverly injected just enough orange to give the pages the energy of a toddler! Thanks Alison for letting us share these layouts.
We'd like to thank Sheree Forcier for again sharing some of her beautiful layouts with us here on the blog (Tough Guys and Legend). Sheree has also used the Grafton range for both of these pages, so bright and funky. We noticed the little touches that were added on these pages - mounting patterned paper to chipboard brackets, hand cut star, hand stitching combined with fun photos and clever titles.