You’re a Hoot  Layout by Candace Kos



Therm O Web Glitter Dust – Gold
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive sheets
Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner
Cardstock – Bazzill Basics
Washi Tape – Love My Tapes
Cricut – Doodlecharms (Heart)
Cricut – “Just Because” Cards (Owl, title)
Patterned Paper – scraps

I knew the moment I saw the adorable polka dotted dress at Carter’s that I wanted to have a photo shoot in the yard. My little fashionista was more than happy to model for me. She is such a ham! I rummaged around the house for props and decided to use a bean bag, our little red wagon and the basket that we used for her newborn photos. We had a blast snapping a series of shots in our backyard!

For the layout, I wanted to focus to be on the fun we had and I thought a patterned background paper might take away from her vivid dress. So I decided to use plain pink cardstock and thought it was the perfect opportunity to showcase our new Therm O Web Glitter Dust spray!

First, to make the background paper, I loaded a sheet of cream cardstock into my Cricut® machine. I set it to Fill Page with a 2 inch heart from the Doodlecharm cartridge.

Therm O Web Hoot Layout

I gathered the supplies I needed; pink cardstock, the die-cut sheet from the Cricut® machine, my Therm O Web Sticky Dot™ Runner, Glitter Dust™ spray, iCraft™ Adhesive sheets and Sticky Dots™ sheets for later and some of my favorite photos from the shoot.

Therm O Web Hoot Layout

After removing the cut hearts, I decided to use the negative space as a mask on my background paper. I simply laid the remaining paper on top of my pink cardstock and sprayed it with Therm O Web Glitter Dust™ spray in Gold to add shimmery hearts to the cardstock.


Hoot-closeup Glitter Dust

Instant sparkly background paper! This technique would work great with all kinds of shapes…stars, doily, snowflakes, circles…really anything you can think of and cut out!

Hoot-closeup-Glitter Dust


After the hearts dried, it was time to assemble the layout. I adhered some super fun Washi Tape from LoveMyTapes in strips above and below where I was laying out the photos. And then I added the actual photos. I used my trusty Sticky Dot™ Runner but I did make sure to add a lot of adhesive and especially made sure adhesive was present in the areas where there was NOT going to be Glitter Dust™. Otherwise, I would suggest a stronger adhesive such as SuperTape™ to adhere to the actual sections treated with Glitter Dust™.

I then added two of the hearts I cut out to the bottom corner as journaling blocks. The top one I added matching Washi tape to it and popped it up with Therm O Web Foam Squares to add dimension.

For the title and owl, I added iCraft Adhesive to the back of blue cardstock, polka dot patterned paper and yellow cardstock. I ran them thru the Cricut® machine and cut out the “You’re a Hoot” title and owl from the Just Because Cards cartridge. I sprayed the title with Glitter Dust™ spray in Gold and added it to the top corner.



Then I assembled the Owl body. I originally cut out the eyes and such but didn’t like the ones I cut out. I had to cut a second set and forgot to add iCraft™ to the paper before I ran it thru the machine, luckily there are more ways to get total coverage on small details…by sticking them on with Sticky Dots™ transfer adhesive sheets!  I perched him up on a hand-drawn branch (see the below for a template!) using Therm O Web Foam Squares. I drew his eyes on, but you could use googly eyes too!




I hope you enjoyed these techniques and might try combining die-cutting with new innovative products such as Glitter Dust™ sprays! The results can be just what you’re looking for!


Have a Creative Day!

–          Candace

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