Pretty Little Studio » Scrapbook Projects Inspiration

Masthead header

Pinterest Inspired 12×12 | Happy Birthday, Beautiful!

Morning, y’all!  It’s Jinny here today, sharing a page inspired by the watercolored background in the Pinterest photo below.  I took the scrumptious shades of green, blue, and purple from it; pulled a few photos, depicting my daughter’s 7th birthday celebrations; combined everything with Zinia Amoiridou’s Tales & Dreams Collection; and came up with this.  Enjoy!

I started this page by adding green, blue, and purple watercolor puddles and splatters to the 12″ x 12″ watercolor paper, base page.  I then rubbed Spun Sugar Distress Ink through a heart stencil for a little added texture and dimension and splattered everything once again but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.

I then matted my photos with white cardstock; backed them with trimmings from Faded Dreams, Sweet Dreams, Night Thinker, and So Dreamy, all anchored with teal-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a folded sheet of Don’t Grow Up Vellum and snippet of cheesecloth.  The foundation of the celebratory banner came from a combination of the Live in Color Cut-Apart Flags and Dream Mix Garland Flags, popped up with foam tape and dressed up with an “I love you” Adore You Phrase Strip; a Dream Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow; watercolor pennant from the June 2017 Freebie package…

Make It Happen Wood Veneer pennants; and Always Fun Word Flags.

The centers of a couple of Floral Dreams Die Cuts were dressed up with embroidery-floss French knots.  I just love the texture this creates!  They were then adhered, with foam tape, to the bottom right of the center photo.  A Beautiful Day Bookmark Journaling Card butterfly; Blooming Dreams Flair Button; and split, floral Soul Mates Sticker round out the cluster.

A secondary cluster, near the bottom of the page, includes another Floral Dreams Die Cut, dressed up with those same embroidery-floss French knots and popped up with foam tape; another floral Soul Mates Sticker; and another Blooming Dreams Flair Button, backed with a tangle of teal thread.  In addition, it includes a You & Me Bracket Die Cut bear and Spring Fling Animal Die Cut butterfly…

and grounds the left side of my “happy birthday beautiful” title, which was created from “happy” and “beautiful” Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Words and Doodle Diary Clear Alpha Stickers to spell “birthday”.  The addition of a Love Clear Word Art strip and “you” Daily Dream Die-Cut Word, popped up with foam tape, finishes things off perfectly.

Another Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Word, popped up with foam tape, and a Beautiful Bookmark Journaling Card, tucked behind the far right photo and stapled with a length of white string, tied in a bow, to help with the ease of its removal from behind the photo itself, complete the look.  Tip: Create a hidden journaling pocket behind your photo by adding tape to three of its four backside edges.

The journaling card was used as per its original intention and reads, November 1, 2015, From lunch, after church, @ Red Robin to a short trip to pick up an extra special, birthday gift, your 7th birthday celebrations carried long into the night to coconut bunny cupcakes & the biggest smile ever.  Happy birthday, beautiful!

Thanks so much for stopping by, Pretty Little Studio friends!  Have a terrific Tuesday!  XOXO

Pretty Little Studio products used:


  • Marjorie Dumontier - That’s such a lovely layout!ReplyCancel